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Combat Vet Created Tankchair to Enable People with Disabilities Enjoy Outdoors
Brad Soden, a combat veteran, has taken inspiration from his wife who an automobile accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down in 1999. Soden is now the owner of Phoenix-based Tankchair...more

2013 National Survey Findings on Nonprofit Government Contracts and Grants
A new report shows the results of the 2013 National Survey of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants. The report evaluates the size and scope of government financing, administration of...more

Pellissippi State College Student Creates Special Scholarship for Homeless Students
Pellissippi State Community College student, Stephanie Davis, 28, has created a special scholarship targeting homeless students. Her inspiration for creating the scholarship came from writing an...more

World Leaders and Celebrities Band Together To #BringBackOurGirls
More than 200 girls who were captured are still missing after Islamists militants have orchestrated a mass kidnapping in the Nigerian state of Borno. The kidnappings and the limited efforts 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

Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders Recovery is Possible
When it comes to mental illness and substance abuse disorders, prevention is key to reducing such conditions, and individuals who have embraced recovery have felt its benefits. The Affordable Care...more

CASA Volunteers Needed to Help Children in Court System
CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, offer aid to abused or neglected children who are involved in court cases. CASA is in need of new volunteers. CASAs come from all walks of life, from...more

Local Task Force to Suppress Growing Homelessness in Greenfield
Lifelong resident and Mayor of Greenfield, William Martin, calls for a new task force to curb the issue of homelessness in Greenfield and other Franklin County towns. The task force, which was...more

Children in UK Less Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD
A study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School reports that children in the UK are far less likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than they are in...more

Major Business and Society Trends Transforming Community Development
What is going on now in community development is that major trends in business and society tend to move forward at a measured pace. However, the nonprofit angle sees the trend is moving toward...more

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