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More Cities Pushing for Homeless Bans and Arrests
More areas in North Carolina, including Columbia town and Raleigh city, seem to be pushing homeless out of their corners, sweeping them in less than prominent locations. Homeless arrests and bans...more



Student Entrepreneur Sews Hats To End Homelessness
Josh York hadn't anticipated that his beanies, which were sold for a dollar while he was working at the Aco Hardware, would become successful. From this success, he decided to give back to the...more

LaPorte County Council Approves Economic Development Funds
The Laporte County Council has recently voted to approve funding for the new Laporte County Office for Economic Development. The commissioners requested nearly $200,000 but a lesser amount was...more

Using KickStarter to Launch Social Enterprise Project
Spencer Toyama, a Web & Tech Solutions Provider and Huffington Post contributor, was recently invited to be a keynote speaker for the monthly Envision Hawaii Social Enterprise meeting. Toyama's...more

Democrats Open To Economic Development Plans
One of the major issues to be addressed by South Dakota lawmakers this year is to be able to come up with an economic development plan. House Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff says legislators are...more

HIV/STI Prevention Program Helps Displaced Persons in Haiti
A new research shows that displaced women in Leogane, Haiti, can significantly impact mental and sexual health behaviours in their village through a HIV/STI prevention program. This prevention...more

Prison Education Can Prevent Recession and Boost Employment
A new RAND Corporation report finds that prison inmates who have undergone general education and vocational training are less likely to return to prison post-discharge and are more likely to find...more

Volunteering Benefits: Skills Earned as a Volunteer
Volunteering not only aids in gaining new skills and experiences, it also grows a resume. Many volunteer opportunities are being offered by nonprofits and charities. Volunteer work is also being...more

New Study Finds Child Abuse Increase Links with Income Inequality
A new income inequality-child maltreatment study is the first comprehensive research to target child abuse in places in terms of income disparities. The findings show that poverty is one of the...more

Special Olympics Michigan Needs Volunteers for State Basketball Finals
Volunteers are needed for the Special Olympics Michigan state basketball finals, which will take place this weekend. Special Olympics spokesman Aaron Mills told WOOD Radio that they need...more






Social Entrepreneurship
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Essence of Social Entrepreneurship


Essence of Social Entrepreneurship

The gist of social entrepreneurship: Why do people do it? Because they can. Lara Galinsky of Echoing Green says, “the key to successful social entrepreneurship is finding the way to sync your heart and your head, which will unlock your hustle.”


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