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Charities Partnering with Social Enterprises
According to charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd, charitable organizations should welcome the growth of social enterprises since its boom in the social enterprise market is the way to counter the seizure of...more



Civil Society Organizations Meet Together for Workshop
The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) assembled civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Philippines at the Cebu Grand Hotel for the government agency's...more

Leveraging Arts and Culture to Transform Communities
Erik Takeshita, Deputy Director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., shares on a Huffington Post blog his cross-country perspective at how arts and culture programs are helping bring vibrancy into...more

Ontario Employment Fund Helps Young People Get Jobs, Training and Measurable Work Skills
The Youth Employment Fund, located in Ontario, is helping local young people get sustainable jobs, receive training and earn some valuable work experience. The fund is helping employers provide...more

DIY Creative Community Helps People Cope with Mental Anguish
The CoolTan charity, which began as a DIY creative community space in 1990 spearheaded by Michelle Baharier and her artist friends in South London, is helping thousands of people each year to address...more

Skoll World Forum For Social Entrepreneur 2013
In this Skoll World Forum For Social Entrepreneur 2013 Day Two Morning Plenary video, the Master of Ceremonies Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, opens with a...more

Enfield Community Group to Raise Homelessness Awareness
Friends of Albany Park, an Enfield community group, will be raising awareness about homelessness and providing counsel at a drop-in day session later this month. Other activities include having...more

Social Business Summit for Global Entrepreneurs Gather Through Gates of Heaven
British journalist, Thomas Graham, writes about his stay in Manila (from which a popular book dubbed it as "Gates of Hell") and other parts of the Philippines, and the Social Business Summit to be...more

Social Enterprise Sector Urges Connecticut Lawmakers to Recognize B-Corps
The social enterprise sector and its supporters are lobbying Connecticut lawmakers to allow social enterprises to register as B-Corps, or benefit corporations. A Hartford-based Social Enterprise...more

Alameda County Smartphone App Pairs Tech with Citizen Participation
Alameda County has a new tool to take photos of issues surrounding the locality. The tool is a smartphone application called Mobile Citizen with a real-time response. The smartphone app enables...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
There are signs that the social enterprise sector is going to be one of the...



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