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ABFE to Provide Unconventional Solutions that Impact Black Communities
The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) will be bringing together leaders and professionals in philanthropy to discuss charitable solutions in tackling the needs of the Black community...more



Social Enterprise Born of a Desire to Bake Healthy
Durga Menon, a software engineer who resided in the U.S. for 12 years, decided to go back to her home in Bangalore, India. Following her return home, Durga with the aim of promoting healthy eating...more

Skoll Foundation Grantee Subject of New Book
Danville High School alumnus and Skoll Foundation grantee, Molly Melching, is the subject of the new book, "However Long the Night." The book is about Melching's experience living and working...more

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
U.S. Representative for New York, Nydia Velazquez, addressed the importance of the House Democrats Economic Agenda for Women and Families, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" to small businesses...more

These Amazingly Simple Inventions Could Help Change The World
These simple, unheralded, little-known technologies may just change the world, one chewed gum, solar-cooked dish or sanitized hand at a time. Huffington Post listed 11 of these inventions that...more

Global Fund for Children Founder Appointed Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Duke
Global Fund for Children founder, Maja Ajmera, has been appointed the Duke university's first social entrepreneur in residence. In her role, Ajmera will engage with all levels of the Duke...more

The Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture
David Scobey, executive dean of the New School for Public Engagement in New York, emphasized the need to add civic engagement as part of school curriculum. Scobey presented the Annual Civic...more

CSR vs Social Enterprise: Which Strikes More Impact?
New research from the IMPACT Project finalised - Final Conference 17&18 September 2013 finds that social enterprises that are three years old or younger are pioneering in social impact. The...more

Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund Supports Indigenous Social Enterprises
The Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund (ISEF) renders investment and business support to Indigenous social enterprises. The Fund is established through a partnership between Indigenous Business...more







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