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Negative Obesity News Stories Circulate In African American Newspapers
In a research conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, African Americans compose more than half of the obese population in the United States. In a similar study, the University of Missouri School of...more



Imperative Merges with Social Entrepreneur to Boost the Purpose Economy
Imperative and Purpose Economy teams with social entrepreneur Aaron Hurst to establish a venture merger in providing organizations the resources to better serve people and the world. Hurst is...more

Moving Into Social Enterprise, Avoiding Charities, NGOs
Founder of The Growing Leaders Foundation, Sallyann Della Casa,says the archaic, dinosaur-like charity systems of NGOs must give way to social enterprise. Della Casa asserts they need to be...more

Two Anoka Organizations Continue to Fight Homelessness
Stepping Stone Emergency Housing and Hope4Youth nonprofit are both working to curtail the growing homelessness in suburban Anoka County, particularly homeless youth. Despite a temporary ban on new...more

Affluent Communities Attract Poverty
Salvation Army's Coffs Harbour branch major, Steve Metcher, says Coffs Harbour faces an increase in homelessness. Metcher finds that more affluent communities attract poverty. He notes that Coffs...more

Youth SEED Leads Social Enterprise Intensive at United Roots
Youth Seed is going to lead a summer Social Enterprise Intensive program hosted by United Roots. Young leaders between the ages of 18-28 that have ideas for a social enterprise, or projects that...more

Social Enterprise Soapbox on Discussing Key Issues in the Sector
The Guardian has recently launched its social enterprise soapbox - a place where key issues in the sector will be addressed by social enterprise leaders and experts. The soapbox acts as an online...more

#OneExtraGift to Help Children in Need
The One Extra Gift campaign, initiated by Ontario resident Tom Wilson, challenges Richland County residents to buy one extra gift to donate to a child in need this holiday season. In a video on...more

Lack of Social Services, Resources Available for Young Gay Black Men
A Michigan State University researcher argues in a new study that there remains a lack of social services and resources available to help young gay black men. According to Robin Lin Miller,...more






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Tata Social Enterprise Conference Renders Guidance, Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs


Tata Social Enterprise Conference Renders Guidance, Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The Tata Social Enterprise Conference is a one-day event that gathered thought leaders and experts from the social enterprise sector to offer guidance and advice to aspiring social entrepreneurs.




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