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Minnesota Coalition Pursues $100 Million in Bonds to Tackle Homelessness
The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless hopes that the Legislature will approve $100 million in bonds this year to build affordable housing. According to Willmar-based Rhonda Otteson, southwest...more

How One Word Can Make a Difference in Helping the Poor
A social experiment from the UK that's being videoed reveals how a counterintuitive approach to helping the poor can make a huge difference. Pilion Trust, a renowned British charity, sent a man...more

White House Roundtable Results to Abacus Impact Investing Commitments
Abacus Wealth Partners will provide at least $126 million to impact investments over the next two years, following a White House roundtable on impact investing. The Abacus initiative is one of the...more

Watertown to Use Community Development Block Grant to Revitalize Neighborhood
The city of Watertown will receive $796,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) this year to revitalize poor neighborhoods. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...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

Philanthropy Learning: Why It Matters
Elizabeth Marquardt, editor and author, analyzes why philanthropy should be taught to primary school students. Marquardt describes University of Maryland professor Noah D....more

How Working as a Social Enterprise Apprentice Changed Life of Ex-Offender
Andy Kabeya, an apprentice at Jamie Oliver's social enterprise Fifteen, speaks about ow a social enterprise has changed his life. The 21 year-old Kabeya has been in prison four times, and sought...more

Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013
The British Council and YES Network Pakistan have launched the Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013 to help shape the entrepreneurial spirit of Pakistani youth. This year, the challenge intends...more

HHS Accelerates Ebola Vaccine Development
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) advances the development of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus...more

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How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies
Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer at Social Enterprise Scotland, writes for the Scotsman about empowering community...

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