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Not for Profit Summit Addresses Implementation of Social Enterprise Models
At the Department of Human Services' Victorian Not for Profit Summit, led by Head of Enterprise Support and Investment at Social Traders Libby Ward Christie, it collected founders of Victorian...more

Prosocial Youth More Likely to Avoid Deviant Peers, Less Likely to Show Problem Behaviors
According to a new study by University of Missouri, prosocial behaviors, or actions intended to help others, may prevent youth from associating with deviant peers, and making the youth less likely to...more

Young Professionals to Fill Homeless Shoes for One Fundraising Night
A homeless shelter in New York City, Covenant House, is planning a fundraiser. But, here's the catch: Young professionals will get to experience being homeless for that one night. Willing...more

West Virginia Regional Groups Get $70,000 in Federal Grants
Three regional groups in West Virginia have been provided $70,000 each in Economic Development Administration grants for initiatives that support job creation. Grant recipients include Region VII...more

Exchange of Perspectives is What the Nonprofit Sector Needs
William Schambra, writer for Nonprofit Quarterly, declares that what the world of foundations and nonprofits need is a head-to-head exchange of ideas to give way for critical thinking. Schambra...more

The Rise of the Dutch Social Enterprise Sector
The "Opportunities for the Dutch Social Enterprise Sector" report featured the growing social enterprise models in the Netherlands. Glimpses of changes in social innovation are seen in the...more

Federal Budget Cuts Sweep Down on Oregon
The effect of the federal budget cut, or sequestration for that matter, would have only a slight effect on Oregon, at least for most of its residents. The Social Security and Medicare benefits are...more

Federal Budget Cuts Slash Essential Government-Funded Services to Seniors
Seniors rely on government-funded services such as free rides, hot meals and caregiver "companions". But the recent federal budget cuts put those services on hold, which are key to independent...more

New Initiatives to Increase New Yorker Access to Healthy Farm-Fresh Produce
Two food and nutrition programs are being announced to increase New Yorkers' access to farmers markets' produce and foster healthy eating. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is being...more

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