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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
IRS-certified volunteers are going to start to offer free tax preparation services in an effort to assist workers who are earning less than $57,000/year in the process of determining if they qualify...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

Crowdfunding Seen as an Economic Development Engine for Africa
Crowdfunding is seen as a fuel for economic development for people in Africa to fund their business ventures and creative projects. A bottom-up approach to funding, crowdfunding is especially...more

UNESCO Integrates Preservation of World Heritage Sites for Sustainable Tourism
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) integrates a unique approach to improve the lives of locals and subdue poverty by promoting cultural heritage and...more

Lessons Learned from a Russian Social Enterprise
Craig Dearden-Phillips, who writes for The Guardian, attended a a conference in Moscow. Craig explains that the social innovations conference is an eye-opener. He dishes out three points he has...more

Politics of Contemporary Political Movements: The Third Wave
In Politics of Post-Civil Society: Contemporary History of Political Movements in India, Ajay Gudavarthy takes a stab to chart the discourse and politics of contemporary political movements in...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

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

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

African Philanthropy Network to Promote Continental Economic Development
The African Philanthropy Forum (APF), an affiliate of the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), partakes in networking with various philanthropists to discuss the expansion of strategic philanthropy by...more






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A Taster Session For Upcoming Social Entrepreneurs


A Taster Session For Upcoming Social Entrepreneurs

The Lloyds Bank and the School for Social Entrepreneurs will be offering opportunities for up and coming social entrepreneurs as part of the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2014-2015.




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