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Five Headline Friday (2/23/18)

It’s Friday again! Here’s our seventh installment of “Five Headline Friday.” Each week we pull together our top five articles, news stories, and reports and share them here. This week’s top stories include a thrift store piloting new strategies, a sustainable publisher calling for reduction in book waste, and some apps that make charitable giving easy and fun.

 “rePurpose Centre”  Thrift Store Weighs New Strategies 

A Mennonite charity in Canada is launching a pilot project that differs from its traditional thrift stores by selling items by weight, adding adaptive reuse for textiles to divert from landfills, and shifting inventory between stores.

Book Publishers and Book Lovers Are Destroying the Planet, Says TCK Publishing, a Sustainable Publishing Company

“The book industry is hurting the planet through inefficient manufacturing, distribution, and forecasting,”.  A sustainable publishing company offers and seeks solutions.

The Worst Nonprofit Financial Choice in the Face of Stress

Using payroll taxes to deal with cash flow and other financial stress is a terrible idea for non-profits.  A cautionary tale.

The 3 Traits of Inclusive Suppliers

Achieving and demonstrating employment inclusivity is key in any social impact business endeavor.  One company shares its successful approaches to inclusivity in the supply domain.

9 Mobile Apps That Are Taking Social Entrepreneurship to the Next Level


The democratization of technology and the mobile revolution is empowering more people with information and creating value like never before.  Today everyone can contribute to something they care about.  Here are nine mobile applications that make giving easy and fun.