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Tom Vilsack: Strengthening Programs In Rural Areas to Support Veterans, Their Families
In honor of Veterans Day this November, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack enthused that the Department tirelessly works to provide opportunities for veterans, especially...more



A New, Innovative Approach to Housing and Community Development
Homeowners in Lagos, Nigeria have the rare privilege of living in an estate with modern amenities for horse racing. This effort is part of Building Diagnostic's new and unique approach to housing...more

Philanthropic Conference: Transforming Philanthropy through Collaboration
The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy will be hosting the 2013 AiP Philanthropy Conference which will be held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. The philanthropic conference...more

Philanthropy Giving as Victim of Recession
A new report from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and released by Giving USA finds that Americans aren't generous in charity-giving as they were before the...more

Volunteer UCF Raises Domestic Violence Awareness
Volunteer UCF, along with Victim Services, is bringing attention to domestic and dating violence, the primary cause of injury to women, at a recently held campus event. Students at the event were...more

Early School Engagement Helps Youths Prevent Dropouts and Problematic Social Behaviors
According to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Connecticut College, helping youth stay engaged in school is less likely to dropout. The findings reveal that youths who...more

Tech City Entrepreneur Launches New Type of Social Network
Hoxton-based entrepreneur Ekaterina Lengefeld has launched a new type of social network which encourages people to interact in real life based on common interests. The site's goal is to spur...more

Michigan Municipal League to Launch Crowdfunding Portal for Community Development
New company partnerships with Michigan Municipal League (MML) will launch a new portal by summer to offer training on crowdfunding and bring together investments available in Michigan. MML aims to...more

State and Local Charities Push Congress to Protect Hunger-Relief Programs in the Farm Bill
More than a thousand state and local hunger-relief charities lobby Congress with a letter to strengthen and protect hunger-relief programs in the farm bill negotiations. The letter of appeal urges...more

Discovering Peace of Mind Through Music
Intersections, an international organization dedicated to forming positive relationships between individuals and their communities, holds workshop for Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job...more






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How Can Social Entrepreneurship Convert Into House Sales?


How Can Social Entrepreneurship Convert Into House Sales?

Giveback Homes, founded by Blake Andrews in August, is a network of real estate agents, home builders, mortgage brokers and interior designers. Each member shell out $50 monthly to get listed on Giveback Homes’ website and acquire marketing support.Donors can decide how much, and how often, they want to donate to a good cause.




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