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Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria
Volunteer Alexandria has sent out a list of local volunteering opportunities including positions related to citizen participation, women career mentors, and many others. Please refer to the full...more



Community Development Block Grants to Benefit Public Improvement Projects
South Carolina municipalities are billed to benefit from public improvement projects, which also involves a $750,000 drainage improvement grant for the Town of Cameron. State Commerce Department...more

Want to Boost the Effectiveness of Philanthropy? Try Being More Inclusive
The Spring issue of the journal "Responsive Philanthropy" from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy includes articles on the benefits of diversity in philanthropy, breaking silos to...more

Community Development Block Grant Program Features New Projects in Weber County
Two latest projects have been lined up for 2013 by the Community Development Block Grant program. The projects are deemed to improve the lives of low-wage families in Weber County. The Wasatch...more

Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign To Hold Benefit Concert for Homeless
Zack Danger Brown, who spearheaded the scrumptious potato salad Kickstarter campaign that started with a modest amount of $10 for a quality side dish, will host a benefit concert to help alleviate...more

Improving Health and Public Safety through Information Sharing Opportunities
A report by the Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project documents information sharing between criminal justice and healthcare communities may possibly boost public safety and health...more

Child Abuse, Neglect in U.S. Drop for the Sixth Year
According to the Department of Health and Human Services officials, the number of U.S. child abuse and neglect victims dropped for the sixth consecutive year in 2012. A report also indicates that...more

Homeless Count Drops, Good News in NorCal
According to a recent survey from the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), a stunning percentage of homeless veterans dropped in San Mateo County. Except for Santa Clara County, every...more

Dew-Harvesting Boxes Help Create Environments that Curtail Climate Change
Pieter Hoff, a former Holland tulip farmer, designs and sells the Groasis Waterboxx, a dew-harvesting system that repels desertification in dry places to create environments for growing food and...more






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Exeter Sees Growth in Social Enterprise Sector


A partner at The Fruit Tree for Business LLP and co-founder of ESSENCE, Lorna Turner, discusses why Social Enterprise Day is a good time to celebrate Exeter’s thriving social enterprise scene.




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