We Can Heal Divides by Focusing Americans on Their Shared Goals

credit:

Richard C. Harwood, author of "Stepping Forward: a Positive Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives," addresses how people across the Untied States are pulling back from their shared lives, closing off from each other, and losing their sense of possibility.

Harwood, while finding a widespread deep discontent throughout his nationwide travels, points out a sliver of light: People are hungry to hear a distinct and different civic message.

According to Harwood, this civic message is a more positive, practical path to transform communities and people's lives - and thus put the nation on a more hopeful course.

He points out how philosophy can help spark a different conversation in communities across the nation and bridge the great divide through shared goals and shared responsibilities.

Read the Entire Article


Recent Grant News Headlines

Up to the minute current grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Coalition Of High-Profile Donors Finance Impact Investing Infrastructure
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation
Coalition Of High-Profile Donors Finance Impact Investing Infrastructure

Nine foundations and family offices recently announced the launch of the Tipping Point Fund (TPF). The Tipping Point Fund aims to boost field-building efforts in impact investing and maintain both...more
Patagonia Accelerates Environmental Activism Platform
Patagonia Accelerates Environmental Activism Platform

Patagonia, an outdoor company, is matching donations to grassroots environmental organizations through its Action Works platform to fight climate change. The donations will match up to $10,000 per...more
Foundations and Family Offices Create a Fund to Support Impact Investing
Foundations and Family Offices Create a Fund to Support Impact Investing

Impact investors and philanthropic supporters of impact investing has recently announced a grant-making initiative, called Tipping Point Fund, to strengthen the integrity of investing practices for...more
Problem Solving: HBS Alumni Making a Difference
Problem Solving: HBS Alumni Making a Difference

Harsha Mulchandani, Vice President of Business Development at the Harbus, reports on the project looking at alumni contributions with a broader lens. Mulchandani shares how HBS (Harvard Business...more
Local Change, Big Impact: LISC's State & Local Policy Survey
Local Change, Big Impact: LISC

LISC seeks its partners around the country, spanning the nonprofit, small business, philanthropic, public, and corporate sectors to take on its State & Local Policy Survey. LISC's goal is to...more
Civic Tech and Open Data
Civic Tech and Open Data

The Chung Report highlights Open Wichita, a community organization focused on using technology to drive civic change. Open Wichita works in conjunction with the City of Wichita and Wichita Police...more
Boomers Show Healthy ESG Appetite
Boomers Show Healthy ESG Appetite

New research has revealed that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing could be the secret ingredient to tempting Baby Boomers into engaging with their superannuation. The research...more
Philanthropy and Local Communities
Foundation: Nebraska Community Foundation
 Philanthropy and Local Communities

K.C. Belitz, chief operating officer of the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), provides an example of how to use philanthropy to do community-building and a call to action. Belitz writes that...more
Two women Entrepreneurs Are Reforming Education Through An Innovative After-School Program
Two women Entrepreneurs Are Reforming Education Through An  Innovative After-School Program

Two women entrepreneurs share their journey from being school friends to co-founders, and how they are reforming the way children are educated. Childhood friends Ruchi Jhawar and Anju Modi...more
Charter School Institutes Prograam to Fight 'Ninth-Grade Shock'
Charter School Institutes Prograam to Fight

Northwest Passage High School, a public charter Coon Rapids school, created Headwaters, a program for freshmen to help better acquaint them with high school and Northwest Passage's project-based...more





Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Social Enterprise Helps Underserved Communities Have Clearer Visions


Social Enterprise Helps Underserved Communities Have Clearer Visions

Nonprofit VisionSpring is committed to delivering glasses to people in need of a clearer vision. Rather than simply giving out their glasses, VisionSpring trains individuals in developing nations to conduct outreach and vision screenings, educate their neighbors about the importance of eye care, and sell high-quality, affordable glasses to their communities.




Jobs in the Social Sector

  Program Director Jobs
  Social Services Employment
  Foundation Related Jobs
  Substance Abuse Jobs
  Fundraising & Development Jobs





More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs


National Technical Information Service | Veteran"s Preference in Federal Employment | Arts in Education | Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency under Resident Opportunity and Supportive Services | Special Data Collections and Statistical Studies |  Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy


Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2019 Copyright Michael Saunders