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Star Wars Launch Contest to Raise Funds for UNICEF
Star Wars filmmakers have launched a contest to raise money for UNICEF programs by offering its fans a role in the movie. The Star Wars: Force for Change challenge is intended at "finding...more



Blint Volunteer Pianist Provides Joy To Cancer Patients Through Music
Sharon Gill, a blind pianist who volunteers at the Essentia Health Cancer Center, has been bringing joy and entertainment to cancer patients through her music. Gill might not be able to see how...more

Why Funders View Connections as Vital for Arts Development
Huffington Post writer and Executive Director of National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF), Bruce E. Whitacre, regards arts development with a "cautious optimism." This cautiousness stems from the...more

Young Etruria Entrepreneur Launches Young Creatives
An 18-year-old Etruria entrepreneur has recently launched his social enterprise called Young Creatives. Young Creatives is part of Emeka Forbes's plan to help squash youth unemployment rates in...more

Artists as Natural Resource for Community Development
Laura Zabel, a Kansas University graduate and executive director of a Minnesota-based economic development organization called Springboard for the Arts, led a talk at the Lawrence Arts Center about...more

Art Exhibit Displays Pennsylvania Artists with Disabilities
An art display featured creations made by Pennsylvanians with disabilities in recognition of the Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month as declared by Governor Tom Corbett. The exhibit...more

Young Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Support Arts and Cultural Endeavors through Result-Oriented Platforms
Wealthy young entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area are giving back to society through results-driven platforms instead of the usual fundraising philanthropy to support arts and cultural...more

Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more

deliberateLIFE to Spur International Development Through Publishing
South African Fay Johnson founded the publication deliberateLIFE, which channeled her passion to pursue international development. The interactive publication with links to videos and products is...more

BottleRock Music Fest Needs Volunteers
The highly acclaimed BottleRock Napa Valley music festival will be giving out free one-day pass tickets for volunteer labor. Over 700 volunteers could be used during the five-day festival at the...more






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A Billion Reasons Why Social Enterprise Isn’t Played Out Yet

A Billion Reasons Why Social Enterprise Isn’t Played Out Yet
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