Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News
News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
Crowdfunding is seen as a fuel for economic development for people in Africa to fund their business ventures and creative projects.
A bottom-up approach to funding, crowdfunding is especially...more
Feather O' Connor Houstoun, a senior adviser to the Wyncote Foundation and Governing.com columnist, discusses about a block-granting experiment in Pennsylvania in the midst of budget...more
A Kansas City-based social business, Red Dirt, makes artist-inspired iPhone cases, where its sale proceeds go to Water.org to provide clean water around the most underserved parts of the world.
Grand Island volunteer Jody Backer has recently talked about her community involvements, including being a Heartland CASA and Project Everlast member, a member of the YMCA board, and her tremendous...more
With the budget cutbacks and austerity measures in place in Ireland, the government pushes forward to save face by working with philanthropic organizations in the reassembling of "Forum on...more
Grace Epstein, junior at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, has consistently been volunteering at the Oregon Food Back for the last eight years.
This year, she says she has noticed...more
In this Skoll World Forum For Social Entrepreneur 2013 Day Two Morning Plenary video, the Master of Ceremonies Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, opens with a...more
The New York-based Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) awards $1,000 each to 38 Jewish-based summer camps in North America.
The funding will be used to develop teen philanthropy programs in each...more
The author, Guy Sorman, observes that most of the cultural enterprises and educational institutions in America are funded by private donations, while in Europe they are constrained and open.
The second annual Benefit Walk for Homeless Families will be held on Fairgrounds Road, behind Riverside Church in Hamilton on May 3.
The event's participants will be walking to benefit the...more