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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



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

Historic Preservation Boosts Economic Development, Study Finds
According to a study by the Utah Heritage Foundation, historic preservation and conservation spur economic development. The Washington, D.C., real estate and economic development consulting firm...more

Parent Volunteer Teaches Students Art at Charter School
Parent volunteer Jessica Owens spends her time and money planning and creating art projects and obtaining supplies to teach students at the Pocatello Community Charter School. Jessica is a regular...more

KCET and The California Endowment\
KCET and The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative announced THE POWER OF STORIES, a new multimedia archive that includes a collection of stories and videos that will...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

Bookmate Invests $3M to Bring Social-reading Love to Turkey, Scandinavia, Latin America
Social-reading subscription service Bookmate has announced it is taking a $3 million funding to share the love of reading to Turkey, Scandinavia, and Latin America this 2014. Russian consumer...more

The Story of a Homeless Girl
An article by award-winning journalist Andrea Elliott tells the story of Dasani, a homeless girl who lives in a bad City-run shelter. Her heartrending story is a look into the everyday privations...more

Musical Workshops to Help Homeless
One of the new ways to tackle homelessness is through musical workshops. The Intersections, a multi-cultural, multi-faith advocacy group, recently held a workshop in New York City hosted by the...more

LACMA and MOCA Team Up for Media Stability
In partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art will be able to acquire standing and stability after years of financial constraints and internal pressure....more






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The Social Investment Tax Relief

The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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