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Civil Society Believed to be Crucial in Political Development, says Myanmar President
A recent report stated that Myanmar President, U Thein Sein, has outlined the crucial role that different civil society organizations play in the political development of his country. The...more

Civility and Manners: Hope for Today and the Future
The principle of civility - which accounts for having manners, etiquette and politeness - is the hope for today's generation. Sandra Morisset, a professional etiquette trainer, told ABC News...more

Collaboration among Homeless Service Providers Supports HUD 2014 Point-in-Time Count
State agencies, organizations and local education institutions merge to plan and conduct Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 2014 Point-in-Time count. The collaboration works to collect better...more

What Social Enterprises Can Learn From One Another
Marking their recent collaborative efforts, GiveMeTap's Sanum Jain and Virgin Money's head of social enterprise ruminate on the lessons learned from one another. GiveMeTap is a social enterprise...more

Statewide Homeless Coalition to Hold Annual Homeless and Housing Summit on April 7-9
The Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition will conduct the 15th Annual Summit on Homelessness and Housing April 7 through 9 at the Ramada Hotel Conference Center in Salina. The summit will include a...more

Volunteer Makes a Difference through Basketball Coaching
Kevin Sawyer, who has a passion for basketball, volunteers his time and efforts in coaching and connecting with players who have problems at school and at home. Sawyer has been a volunteer coach...more

Idea Foundry Seeks New Applications from Social Entrepreneurs
Fueling economic development in western Pennsylvania, not-for-profit Idea Foundry is welcoming new applications for its InterSector accelerator program. The program caters to social...more

Risk Factor \"Buffers\"
Risk factors can be low self-esteem, loss, poverty, drug exposure, living in in single-parent households and violent neighborhoods. However, the impact of risk factors can be reduced by protective...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Serves Socially Good Chocolate

Social Enterprise Serves Socially Good Chocolate
Allison Roberts, a Canadian born chocolatier, is looking to start a community minded, ethical chocolate factory...

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