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Family Investigated Over Phones and Faith Charity
The Federal Trade Commission is said to have filed a civil complaint against a family in Montana for allegedly using a maze of companies to tack $70 million onto phone bills across the country and...more



Ashoka Hosts Elected Community of Storytellers in Residence
Ashoka Fellows and partners builds an elected community of creatives (journalists, writers, photographers, film makers) who are working independently or in publishing houses, and empowers them to...more

Development Plans to Reduce Homelessness in Cape Breton
Frontline workers gathered at Holy Angels in Sydney to discuss plans in reducing homelessness in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality as part of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy Community...more

Case Study: ThinkImpact to go Nonprofit or Commercial?
Saul Garlick, a young social entrepreneur and founder of ThinkImpact, has been the focus of a case study of New York Times' You're the Boss think piece. Garlick struggles to keep ThinkImpact a...more

Social Enterprise Bicycle Shop Celebrates Five Years of Doing Social Good
Dublin-based social enterprise bicycle shop, Rothar, founded by Anne Bedos, turns five years old. Rothar trains and hires people who are long-term unemployed as bike mechanics. Bedos finds that it...more

Myanmar President Offers Peace Offering to Civil Society Representatives
Myanmar President U Thein Sein has recently acknowledged the importance of civil society organizations in the process of ensuring lasting peace. As a result, the president has promised to continue...more

Faith-Based Agency is Raising Funds to House the Homeless
Daily Bread Ministries, a faith-based agency that runs the Greer Soup Kitchen, is raising funds to build a four-unit living facility where the homeless can live temporarily for a year. The...more

Women in Longview Day Volunteer Inspires Other Women
Sandra Skoog, a Linden-resident and long-time volunteer, hopes to empower and help other women through the organization she volunteers for - Women in Longview Day. Women in Longview celebrates the...more

Social Enterprise Aligns Marketing Campaign to Stay Competitive in Food Industry
The Freedom Bakery, founded by Matt Fountain, has a traditional social enterprise mission but operates as a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by shares. Fountain describes his business as a...more

Using Creativity for Civic Engagement
Students and classes they participate in are getting creative for their civic engagement requirements. A myriad of creative ideas are pouring in to address social issues like empowering youth,...more






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