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The Educational Price that Homeless Children Pay
Natalie Harris, executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless in Louisville, writes that a number of Louisvillians are unable to afford quality, safe housing in the community, and this growing...more



ONEHOPE: A Triple-Win Social Enterprise Philosophy
ONEHOPE, the social enterprise that raised more than $1 million for charity, is a good example of the triple-win philosophy that dabbles not only in cause-centric commerce, but injects the essence of...more

San Francisco Hatches New Plan to Curb Homelessness for the Next Decade
San Francisco has a new 10-year plan that aims to end chronic homelessness to replace an old one. The city has created a plan to fix the situation of people living on the streets a decade ago. The...more

The Story of a Homeless Girl
An article by award-winning journalist Andrea Elliott tells the story of Dasani, a homeless girl who lives in a bad City-run shelter. Her heartrending story is a look into the everyday privations...more

How Twitter Can Be Used As An Avenue In Addressing Health Issues Such As Obesity
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health deemed Twitter as a way to help address certain health issues. The study, conducted by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant...more

Impact Entrepreneurship for Social Consciousness
Seattle-based freelance journalist Michelle Goodman addressed in an article that wanting to change the world is not a business plan, but social impact should be built into business models. The...more

4 Guiding Principles on How to Run a Social Enterprise
Jonathan Jackson, of On Small Business, writes that there's no surefire solution to make a permanent social impact, but he dishes out his top principles to make impact work for the longer...more

Skoll Foundation Grantee Subject of New Book
Danville High School alumnus and Skoll Foundation grantee, Molly Melching, is the subject of the new book, "However Long the Night." The book is about Melching's experience living and working...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

Social Enterprise To Operate Hawker Centre To Improve Food Affordability
Singapore's National Environment Agency announces that a social enterprise will run a hawker centre to help keep its food prices affordable after its lease expired earlier this year. The agency...more






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How to Get Company Leaders Participate in Employee Volunteer and Giving Programs


How to Get Company Leaders Participate in Employee Volunteer and Giving Programs

Get your company’s top dogs engaged more in volunteer work and giving back programs through these 5 helpful steps: 1) Attend volunteering events, 2) Send some emails, 3) Put your money where your mouth is, 4) Board up, and 5) Celebrate successes.




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