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Charities Might Stifle the Voice of Passionate Employees on Social Media
Employees are often urged to keep separate personal and professional accounts on social media sites. But digital strategist, Debra Askanas, informs that it is an obsolete and "counterproductive...more

Alaska Residents Opened its Doors and Hearts to Evacuees, Fire Responders
The aftermath of the Kenai Peninsula wildfire in Alaska has left its residents displaced by the conflagration. When the American Red Cross prepared a temporary shelter at an elementary school to...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

Ashoka Network Brings Positive Impact in South Florida
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public is a global nonprofit that aims to help social entrepreneurs with their social impact ideas. South Florida has seen a rise in social entrepreneurship, and...more

Young Enterprise Firm Devises Innovative Child Education App
One of the Young Enterprise firms, 'Making A Future Difference' (MAFD), has created an innovative mobile and tablet application to encourage children up to the age of 10 to read and write in...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

Meet the Social Entrepreneur Who Journeyed 7,000 Miles to Serve His Community
Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal, an Indian social entrepreneur who studied in the U.S., chose to dive headlong into the nonprofit world to tackle extreme conditions 7,000 miles away in his home state of...more

School for Social Entrepreneurs
School for Social Entrepreneurs has recently announced its applications for its 2013 nine-month incubator program. The program is currently looking for 20 to 25 applicants in Brisbane, Sydney and...more

The Give Back Box Spurs Internet Shoppers to Donate for Social Good
An idea hatched by Monika Wiela recreates cardboard containers as ready-made Goodwill boxes. Her works with retailers like and, which place advertisement...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprises Disrupting Conventional Food System to Make it More Sustainable

Social Enterprises Disrupting Conventional Food System to Make it More Sustainable
Ilana Taub, co-founder of Snact that makes fruit snacks from fruit surplus, writes how social enterprises are challenging...

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