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Rhode Island Foundation Distributes $630,000 Grant for Economic Development
The Rhode Island Foundation releases grant money valued at $630,000 as part of its $1 million promise to subsidize Rhode Island's many projects for economic development. The varied projects will...more



City-Wide Call for More Civic Engagement
Council officials of Santa Monica City want its residents to be more engaged at public meetings. The City Hall hopes to expand its outreach to a wider reach of Santa Monica's 90,000 residents,...more

Five Ways to Beam a Social Message Around the World
Joe Garbarczyk, who writes for The Guardian, shares his advice for marketing on a budget and how to spread a social message around the globe. For social entrepreneurs, Joe suggests five ways: Go...more

Dearborn Heights Presents Proposals for Community Development Block Grant
Dearborn Heights officials hope to tap into the annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant by presenting proposals. The Community Development Block Grant funds are geared for...more

More Beneficiaries Choose Higher Quality Medicare Advantage Plans, Projected to Increase
According to US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, more beneficiaries prefer higher quality Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and is projected to increase for the...more

Gardendale City Council Forms New Economic Development Committee
The Gardendale City Council has recently announced the constitution of the a new Economic Development Committee. The City Council formed a three-member Economic Development Committee. In addition...more

Global IT Company to Create 700 New Jobs to Richmond County
Georgia officials announced that Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based global information technology company Unisys is creating 700 new jobs to Richmond County over the next five years. Unisys's new...more

Recognizing Volunteerism and Its Benefits
Written by Santa Maria Times contributor Amy Silva, the articles on this page are part of a series identifying the outcomes of the volunteers in the community and the benefits they draw from...more






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Role Social Enterprise Play in Supporting Myanmar’s Economic and Social Development

The study, ‘The Social Enterprise Landscape’, exposes the opportunities and challenges for social entrepreneurs based...



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