Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Bloomberg Invests $5 Million in Solar-powered Lamps for Africa
Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a $5 million investment in Little Sun, the creators of a little yellow solar-powered lamp that is more affordable...more



Getting Ahead in the Social Enterprise Scene
The charity New Entrepreneurs Foundation has released a guide that lists more than 500 different organizations that can advise young entrepreneurs about where they can get help, including start-up...more

Social Startup on Dental Care, Weaving Milestones for Dentistry
Weave, a social enterprise telecommunications startup based in Pleasant Grove's business park, have developed software that merges its telephone services with all of its patients' data. Data...more

ABFE to Provide Unconventional Solutions that Impact Black Communities
The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) will be bringing together leaders and professionals in philanthropy to discuss charitable solutions in tackling the needs of the Black community...more

How Startups Take Philanthropy to Call the Tune of Economic Growth
James Poulos, a contributing writer at Forbes, explains how startups are now taling philanthropy from charities and inserting them into their business models to spur economic growth and...more

Hampton Roads Commission Paves Way for Civic Engagement
The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) is required by state law to do a regional Strategic Plan, which includes forming regional goals and objectives and meeting those goals and...more

Higlands College Students Devise Dream Kitchen for People with Disabilities
Highlands College construction technology students have used their design skills to devise a luminous new dream kitchen built for the disabled at the Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council in...more

Make Impact: Social Enterprise Learning
Angela Sanders of Paramus Post shares examples of local social enterprises that may not be obvious, but are slowly making a difference. Sanders put the spotlight on social enterprise, defining it...more

Interview with a Social Entrepreneur: On Finding Balance, Support and Success
Smita Satiani, Project Manager at Ashoka Changemakers, chats with Tonya Surman of Ashoka Canada, co-founder and CEO of Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) about challenges a social entrepreneur faces...more

Social Change amidst Economic Hardship
In a contributing blog post, JustChangeOtt co-founder Mitchell Kutney, points his attention to the word 'social', which is sometimes tossed around and added to terms to express civic...more






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Voting For The Great Social Enterprise Pitch Is Now Ongoing


Voting For The Great Social Enterprise Pitch Is Now Ongoing

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch, a project of Assets Lancaster and the Lancaster County Community Foundation, has now opened its voting portal for people who will donate money to the projects they like best.


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