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Make Impact: Social Enterprise Learning
Angela Sanders of Paramus Post shares examples of local social enterprises that may not be obvious, but are slowly making a difference. Sanders put the spotlight on social enterprise, defining it...more



Advocates of Cancer Care Rally Congress to Stop Sequester Cut to Cancer Drugs
Cancer care advocates and physicians across the U.S. are rallying Congress lawmakers to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from executing the sequester cut to Medicare payments...more

Federal Budget Cuts to Hit Massachusetts
Massachusetts will stand to lose funding for its local organizations and programs should the federal budget cut hit the state. Unless Congress takes action before Friday, an estimated $85 billion in...more

The World\
City governments and businesses from all over the world are taking action on fighting climate change. According to the Protecting Our Capital report, majority of cities perceive climate change as...more

First-Ever Annual Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference at Snowbird, September 2013
The first annual Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference will be held at Utah on September 27, 2013 at Snowbird in Salt Lake County. The one-day conference will be hosted by experts Devin D....more

For Every Drink of Coffee, You Give Light To The World
For every pound of LIFT coffee consumed, Southwest Airlines has donated to green-energy projects in coffee growing areas. The Guatemala Light Project is the recipient of these donations, which is a...more

Evolution of the Digital Civil Society
Tom Watson, Forbes contributor, reflects on civil society that has gone digital. Watson unearthed a series of white papers that document how the civil society sector should plan for its own...more

Celebrities in Social Enterprises
Cliff Prior, writer for The Guardian and chief executive of UnLtd, offers insights on celebrity support in social enterprises. Prior points out that celebrity names and support are powerful,...more

Friends in Ghana Form Nonprofit to Train Mothers for Jobs
Friends Rebecca Brandt and Callie Brauel, along with Ghanaian Emmanuel Tetteh Quarmyne, formed a nonprofit they dubbed as A Ban Against Neglect, or ABAN that would recycle used plastic water bags...more




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