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Community Development Finance Initiative to Build Local Communities through Affordable Credit
The Community Development Finance Initiative (CDFI) is important funding for many charities. CDFI funding comes from public and private sources, and is typically in loan form. Sometimes, the...more

Give2Asia Announces New Partnership with China Social Entrepreneur Foundation
Give2Asia, a US-based social enterprise that spurs philanthropic investment in Asia, has announced a new partnership with China Social Entrepreneur Foundation, also known as YouChange. This...more

Special Olympics Michigan Needs Volunteers for State Basketball Finals
Volunteers are needed for the Special Olympics Michigan state basketball finals, which will take place this weekend. Special Olympics spokesman Aaron Mills told WOOD Radio that they need...more

What Punk Rock Can Teach Us about Philanthropy
In this narrative written by Forbes contributor John Kluge (who is also a straightedge), he described the Philanthropunks, a scene that centers on positive aspects of the Punk ethos. The...more

SF Outreach Workers Plan New Ways to Move Homeless in Encampment Clearing
Homeless encampment on King Street near Interstate 280 is being cleaned up by San Francisco outreach workers. The workers herded out many people into housing, but a vast majority simply returns to...more

Micki Free Helms in Homeless Vets Benefit Concert at Pomona Glass House
Grammy winner and guitarist Micki Free will take part in a benefit concert organized by the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe, which is headquartered in Pomona. The benefit concert will raise money...more

Youth in Philanthropy to Teach Next Generation About Giving Back
The Youth in Philanthropy program (nicknamed "YIP"), founded by Foundation for MetroWest, was launched in five Concord schools with one common goal: to teach Concord's next generation about...more

Young Egyptians Dabble in Voluntary Work for Social Revolution
University of Copenhagen's anthropologist Sara Lei Sparre concludes in her latest submitted PhD thesis that a new movement of young Egyptians dedicated to doing voluntary work has provided many...more

Volunteer Search and Rescue Units Score New Helmets
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office's all-volunteer search and rescue teams have received new helmets as protection and unifying equipment. The purchase of the new headgear is funded by...more

Furloughed Workers Volunteer at Martha\
President Barack Obama approached Martha's Table in Washington, which provides services to low-income children and families, to meet with laid off federal workers who've been volunteering their...more

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Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed

Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed
A Gilesgate-based shop and community facility, Hexham’s Core Music, launches a separate workshop where up...

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