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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - TN: Philanthropy

An artist's rendering of the micro home village planned as temporary housing in south Nashville. (Open Table Nashville)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The tiny home craze has become more than a curiosity for viewers of lifestyle television networks. A community of 20 "micro homes" is planned for south Nashville as an innovative solution to the plight of the homeless. Open Table Nashville is behind the effort to provide t

Firefighters from around the region traveled to Gatlinburg and Sevierville to fight the fires. (National Park Service)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Last night, thousands of dollars were raised to help people affected by the wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund, largely led by Dolly Parton, featured celebrities including Hank Williams Junior

Scot Campbell, founder of HelpYourNeighbor.com, helps a fellow community member. (Campbell)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Borrowing a cup of sugar from the house next door doesn't happen as much these days. Thirty-percent of Tennesseans have never met their neighbors, according to research from the urban policy think tank, City Observatory. But folks are finding new ways to connect. Through a website

The Giving Tower is an app that lets people visualize the impact of charitable giving through a real-time, 3-D metropolis that grows as contributions mount to participating charities. Credit: CrowdRise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With the first holiday spending push behind us, nonprofit groups are hoping Tennesseans have a little left over for Giving Tuesday. Now in its fourth year, the grassroots effort to raise money for charities primarily uses social media to get the word out. Giving Tuesday raised mo

PHOTO: Nashville has a lot of heart  enough to rank in the top five on a national list of

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition. A list of the most compassionate cities in the U.S. has Nashville ranked second. The factors included giving to social causes, number of nonprofit organiz

PHOTO: More and more investors are moving away from global capital markets to put funding into local enterprises, where there's a positive social impact along with a return. CREDIT: Herval

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With technology meaning an ever-connected world, the options for investing these days are nearly unlimited, but a growing trend in the nation is to consider portfolios that have a positive social impact locally. John Bloom, senior director of organizational culture, RSF Social Fin

PHOTO: CREDO Mobile President Michael Kieschnick says businesses need to be courageous when it comes to political involvement. He'll be a featured speaker at the upcoming Social Venture Network Spring Conference. Courtesy of CREDO Mobile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some socially minded businesses may shy away from getting involved in issues considered controversial, but that doesn't have to be the case. Michael Kieschnick, chief executive and president of CREDO Mobile, advises businesses that when it comes to mixing business and politics,

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee hunters are helping to feed the hungry. Last year, venison totalling more than 71,000 pounds was donated to food banks, church programs, and soup kitchens in the state. Matt Simcox, outreach coordinator for the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, who directs the Hunters for

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