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Entrepreneurship Workshop for Small Business Start-ups
The Union County Economic Development Corporation, a nonprofit economic development corporation in the state, offers a six-week entrepreneurship 101 workshop for start-up businesses. The program...more



Local Campaigns Need Support to Bolster Civil Society Groups
Marking the arrest of Arthur Larok who runs an anti-corruption newsletter Black Monday in Uganda, the action spurred the Black Monday civil society movement. Black Monday is just one example of...more

Local Advocates Develop Recommendations to End Homelessness in Saskatoon
A two-day forum gathered local advocates to fight homelessness in Saskatoon. The advocates have plugged 72 recommendations that the United Way will use to unveil a plan next month. The forum,...more

CrowdMission Founder Talks Issues Social Enterprises Face When Seeking Funding
Karen Darby, CrowdMission chief executive and founder, talks about the challenges that social enterprises often encounter when soliciting for funding. Her crowd-funding model enables the public to...more

Legal Expert Advice: 6 Tips in Starting a Social Enterprise
Melissa Ip, founder and editor of Social Enterprise Buzz, shares her six tips learned from legal experts in starting a social enterprise. For up-and-coming social entrepreneurs: Don't view legal...more

Bradenton CCRA Teams Up with Pastors to Plan Economic and Social Development
The Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency (CCRA) seeks partnership with local pastors to help them plan economic and social development. The plan is hoped to boost the community, and...more

Civic Engagement Evokes New Economic Opportunities
Rob Horowitz, a strategic and communications consultant and GoLocalProv MINDSETTER, writes that active citizen participation can result into a robust American community. Horowitz cites a report,...more

CASA Helps Foster Children in Marion County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Marion County is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children have a safe, permanent home. CASA of Marion County calls upon the need for more...more

Modern Gypsies: Navigating Dangerous Roads in Kenya in the Name of Social Entrepreneurship
The Modern Gypsies, comprised of Eric Bach, Taylor Filasky and John Post, ride to a "compassionate adventure" on challenging roads on motorbikes to help people in rural Kenya. The group's...more

For People Seeking Positive Impact, Social Enterprises Are the Way Forward
Thousands of social enterprises are emerging in the UK, but it seems they're the way forward for people who are ardent about social ethics and the environment. A social enterprise is, according...more







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