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Okanagan College Business Professor Seeks to Empower Women Entrepreneurs around the World
Okanagan College Business Professor Dr. Kyleen Myrah has been working with a nonprofit organization in Croatia to help improve the economic conditions of women in southern and eastern Europe and...more

25,000 New Jobs Predicted
The social enterprise sector is projected to create 25,000 new jobs in the next seven years. According to Forfas, Ireland's policy advisory board for enterprise, report shows how the sector,...more

Civic Engagement: Part of Solution in Higher Education
Huffington Post bloggers, Amanda Moore McBride and Eric Mlyn, write coinciding to the "crisis" in American higher education is the growth of the civic engagement movement on college...more

Milwaukee County Lands $5 Million for Innovation Campus Development Site
Milwaukee County bagged an additional $5 million installment payment for Wauwatosa's Innovation Campus development site. Construction is planned this year for a 24,000-square-foot business...more

Volunteers Needed as Garden Ambassadors
The Papilion in Honor Heights Park is searching for grown-up individuals to become volunteer garden ambassadors. The volunteers will be working during normal hours of operation at the Papilion...more

Cabrillo College Presents Youth Entrepreneur Weeklong Classes
The Youth Entrepreneurship Program at Cabrillo College will be having four weeklong courses this summer. Middle- and high-school students are encouraged to participate in the courses. There are 20...more

Thrift Store Helps and Hires Homeless Kids
Incredible Thrift is a thrift store stationed in Springfield's South Glenstone Street, where its staff comprises of homeless or "at risk" kids. James Bruggeman, the store director, saw the need...more

Exciting Developments in Fashion Industry Can Create Sustainability for Marginalized Women
Social enterprises in Tanzania and Kenya are creating sustainable employment for women artisans, but more women could be empowered with investment from major fashion brands. SEW (Supporting and...more

Study Finds a Large, Educated Workforce
A child care workforce study finds a larger, more educated workforce, with more than half of center-based caregivers have an associate's or bachelor's degree, nearly a third reported a BA or...more

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Grants that Encourage Openness in Philanthropy

Grants that Encourage Openness in Philanthropy
There is a new, seven-foundation partnership established that support nonprofits to become more effective and engaged....

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