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Red Dirt Provides Clean Water For Life
A Kansas City-based social business, Red Dirt, makes artist-inspired iPhone cases, where its sale proceeds go to Water.org to provide clean water around the most underserved parts of the world. To...more



Women: Leading the Social Enterprise Revolution
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, at the 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum in Rio de Janeiro, addressed that "women are natural social entrepreneurs." The new field of social...more

Citadel Bags Higher Education Civic Engagement Award
Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is one of chosen five higher education institutions throughout the nation to win the Washington Center 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement...more

Local Enterprise Partnership Sets Business Network to Create Social Enterprise City
The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) bids for a special business network to support the thriving local social enterprise sector. LEP's objective is to establish new...more

Civic Engagement Added to List of Leading Practice Focus
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has added "Civic Engagement" to the list of leading practice topics on which it renders training and technical aid services to local...more

On Discussing Women and Social Enterprises
Although more women are now helming in social enterprises on their own, there is still a lack of diversity in the sector. The Guardian has created a Live Q&A segment n Thursday 23 January at 12:00...more

Homelessness In Silicon Valley
Regardless of Silicon Valley being known as a place for opulent homes, talent and great jobs, the Valley has also failed to meet most of the basic needs of its residents, starting with food and...more

Skoll Foundation Supports Citi with $2,000,000 in Loans for KickStart International
Citi Microfinance and Citi Commercial Bank allot $2,000,000 in financing loans to support nonprofit social enterprise KickStart International. With support from Skoll Foundation, the loans will...more

Southside Rides Foundation Gives Second Chance to Ex-Delinquent Youth
Dave Moore of Southside Rides Foundation provides youth, aged 14 to 19 years, a second chance of getting their lives back on track. Moore opens his auto-body repair shop and trains young men and...more






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The Power of Being Unreasonable


The Power of Being Unreasonable

Teju Ravilochan co-founded the Unreasonable Institute in 2009 to design an academy to tackle poverty, social justice, and educational voids. It’s a social-good school for traditional and nonprofit companies to learn how to speed-up, find partners, and help fund their world-changing ideas.




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