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Open Data to Engage Civil Society
The case study called, "Public Procurement in the Philippines," tackles technology-enabled transparency policies around the world. Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit organization, whose work is in...more



Playing Online Video Games May Help Students Learn Civic Education
In a study published in The Journal of Social Studies Research, researchers have found out that playing online video games is effective in teaching civics education among students. The study shows...more

Leveraging Arts and Culture to Transform Communities
Erik Takeshita, Deputy Director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., shares on a Huffington Post blog his cross-country perspective at how arts and culture programs are helping bring vibrancy into...more

New Breed of Social Enterprises Support Innovation in Education
A new breed of social enterprises is pushing efforts to relieve budgetary burdens and deliver inspirational education experiences. Innovation is key to most of these social enterprises: Excite-Ed,...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

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

Social Enterprise Brings Nutritious Foods to Nairobi Slums
SokoText is a social enterprise which started in London by Suraj Gudka, a Kenya-born London School of Economics graduate. Currently based in Nairobi, Suraj saw a need to help people living in the...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

Local Farm Enchanted Innovating Minds Around the World
The Enchanted Farm, a Philippine-based an incubator-hub for social entrepreneurship, is also a home to a thriving rural community of former urban squatters. According to 21-year-old Clemence...more

Higlands College Students Devise Dream Kitchen for People with Disabilities
Highlands College construction technology students have used their design skills to devise a luminous new dream kitchen built for the disabled at the Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council in...more






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2014 National Awards Announces Finalists That Do Social Good

2014 National Awards Announces Finalists That Do Social Good
The 2014 Social Enterprise Awards, now on is 2nd year, has revealed its finalists, which include...



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