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Tata Social Enterprise Conference - Where Aspiring Entrepreneurs Get Advice
The Tata Social Enterprise conference is a one-day event where leaders from across the social enterprise sector gathered to provide their guidance and advice to up-and-coming social...more

Verizon to Roll Out Millions to Social Impact Startups
Verizon returns its Powerful Answers award, a competition for startups that present $1 million in prizes. It has already added a new startup category, which is transportation. With four...more

Two Anoka Organizations Continue to Fight Homelessness
Stepping Stone Emergency Housing and Hope4Youth nonprofit are both working to curtail the growing homelessness in suburban Anoka County, particularly homeless youth. Despite a temporary ban on new...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

Imperative Merges with Social Entrepreneur to Boost the Purpose Economy
Imperative and Purpose Economy teams with social entrepreneur Aaron Hurst to establish a venture merger in providing organizations the resources to better serve people and the world. Hurst is...more

New Social Enterprise Empowers Stroke Survivors
Bridges Self-Management Limited is now operating as a social enterprise. The organization aims to help stroke survivors get back on the road, fully independent and confident to regain their normal...more

Teaching Middle Eastern Students About Civic Engagement
Miami University is planning to help teach 20 Middle Eastern students this summer about the importance of civic engagement. The Center for Civic Engagement at Miami University Hamilton has secured...more

Homelessness In Silicon Valley
Regardless of Silicon Valley being known as a place for opulent homes, talent and great jobs, the Valley has also failed to meet most of the basic needs of its residents, starting with food and...more

Civil Society Institutions: The Pillar of a Better Future
South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), a professional civil society institution, issued its new draft Constitution for comment. The main objective of the proposed Constitution is to...more

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Filtering Out the Real Social Enterprise

Filtering Out the Real Social Enterprise
Bill Jamieson of the Scotsman points out that a social enterprise is not only an...

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