News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

UNESCO Integrates Preservation of World Heritage Sites for Sustainable Tourism
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) integrates a unique approach to improve the lives of locals and subdue poverty by promoting cultural heritage and...more



Center for Social Innovation Opens in NYC
Toronto-based social enterprise, Center for Social Innovation (CSI), has opened an office in New York City as part of their expansion plans. CSI acts as a crowdfunding platform called Catalyst,...more

People Come Together for Afterschool and Out-of-school Time Youth Development Programs
Parents, youth, faith-based and business leaders, program administrators, educators and other advocates for youth and education from across Pennsylvania will flock together to address the importance...more

Getting Millennials To Create Vibrant, Healthy Communities
Morgan J. Bettes, executive and creative associate at Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit that promotes the arts, culture, heritage and sports in Bradenton, shares how to attract millennials like herself...more

Tunisia Urges Civic Engagement Among Youth to Fight Terrorism
Tunisian Youth Observatory director Mohammed Jouilli addresses the radicalization of youth at the hands of terrorist organisations in this North African country. To fight the country's growing...more

One Man Envisions the World as Being More Connected and Sustainable
Daan Roosegaarde, the famous Dutch innovator and founder of social design lab Studio Roosegaarde, wants to create a more connected, sustainable world, which ignites from his obsession with the...more

UN Women Will Launch Civil Society Advisory Group
The United Nations (UN) Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) will introduce the Nigeria Chapter of its Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) in November. CSAG is UN's...more

Social Enterprise To Operate Hawker Centre To Improve Food Affordability
Singapore's National Environment Agency announces that a social enterprise will run a hawker centre to help keep its food prices affordable after its lease expired earlier this year. The agency...more

Evolution of the Digital Civil Society
Tom Watson, Forbes contributor, reflects on civil society that has gone digital. Watson unearthed a series of white papers that document how the civil society sector should plan for its own...more

Social Good Brand Gives Away Inspirational Stories of Courage
COURAJ is a social good clothing brand founded by Chris Duncan. Based in Austin, TX, it is based on the buy 1, give 1 model. However, instead of giving a product with every purchase, it is giving...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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