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Youth Civic Engagement and Model United Nations Programs
UConn, in a simulation of the United Nations, will hold a debate on civic engagement and discuss current and pressing foreign policy issues. The debate will shed light on the deep-seated issue on...more



World Leaders and Celebrities Band Together To #BringBackOurGirls
More than 200 girls who were captured are still missing after Islamists militants have orchestrated a mass kidnapping in the Nigerian state of Borno. The kidnappings and the limited efforts to...more

Civil Society Believed to be Crucial in Political Development, says Myanmar President
A recent report stated that Myanmar President, U Thein Sein, has outlined the crucial role that different civil society organizations play in the political development of his country. The...more

Philanthropy Foundation Awards $800,000 to Six Organizations in India
Dasra, India's leading philanthropy foundation, gives out $800,000 (Rs 4.47 crore) to six organizations in India. The objective of the grant is to establish a stronger infrastructure for the...more

No More Aid to Africa?
In an interview with Slate magazine, Zambian-born, Oxford-educated international economist, Dambisa Moyo contends that the international aid model is broken and that aid programs actually leave...more

Civil Society Organizations Meet Together for Workshop
The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) assembled civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Philippines at the Cebu Grand Hotel for the government agency's...more

African Charity Group Creates New Philanthropy Forum
African philanthropists establish a new African Philanthropy Forum to expand strategic philanthropy in Africa. The new forum is an affiliate of the San Francisco-based Global Philanthropy Forum...more

NAACP Officials Connect With Haitian Government and Civil Society Leaders
A delegation by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) led by Chairperson Roslyn M. Brock recently met face to face with the Haitian administration. The delegation...more

Aiming for Equitable Development
Civil society leaders are gearing up for equitable development while the United Nations is working on a scheme to succeed the Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015. During a recent meeting on...more

Scope and State of Civil Society in South Africa
Fazila Farouk of South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) in Johannesburg speaks to Piroshaw Camay, executive director of the Co-operative for Research and Education, about the scope...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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