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2/13/2018
Nonprofits benefit from report cards too
Donors and policymakers want to know the nonprofits they fund are sound and effective. That's the reassurance offered by NeighborWorks America's organizational assessment process. 
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2/6/2018
Six more weeks of winter? Members help residents survive the cold
Frigid winters can cause a lot of inconvenience, but for low-income or homeless people, it often is life-threatening. NeighborWorks network members have found many ways to help. 
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1/26/2018
Music connects, unites—and raises money
As two NeighborWorks America network members discovered, music can be the "secret ingredient" that brings people together around a common cause, to celebrate differences or to just get to know each other.
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1/17/2018
When designing public spaces, start with half a plan
When our vice president for community initiatives traveled to Copenhagen with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she learned a surprising lesson: Sometimes when designing a publicly engaging space, you need to start with half a plan. 
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12/18/2017
Affordability will continue to be challenging for first-time homebuyers in 2018
The U.S. housing market is projected to continue its positive pace in 2018, but affordability for first-time homebuyers will remain challenging as prices rise across the country, mortgage rates inch higher and fewer entry-level homes come onto the market.
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12/4/2017
What does it take to establish the savings habit?
Everyone knows it’s important to save for a “rainy day.” Emergencies happen: appliances break, cars sputter to a stop, jobs are lost. But many people find it difficult to start the savings habit when so many other desires and demands compete for scarce funds. How can nonprofits help? This blog post reports on the progress and lessons learned of a matched-savings partnership between NeighbborWorks America and EARN.
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12/1/2017
Value of the network: members from three states join to help Hurricane Harvey victims
When Hurricane Harvey hit, everyone knew the damage was so extensive that efforts of multiple organizations was needed. That's the advantage of a network like NeighborWorks America and its 240+ members. In this close-up look, one joint action is brought to life.
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11/27/2017
How community development can benefit from becoming ‘sustainable businesses’
In a supplement to the winter issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, NeighborWorks America experts dicuss why nonprofits must consider building for-profit lines of business that can support their community missions.
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11/20/2017
When crime is high, St. Louis member shows how to de-escalate tensions
Reducing crime isn’t just the job of the police; in fact, it’s often better for residents to get involved well before tensions escalate to that point. Better Family Life in St. Louis has developed a unique model that it says other communities can use to stop homicides and other crimes.
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11/13/2017
Lessons learned on the way to ‘smoke-free’
Rental developments across the country are increasingly going smoke-free, both for public-health reasons and to save money in maintenance costs. But how do you phase in such a policy with existing residents? Three NeighborWorks network members offer lessons learned.
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