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Aiming for Equitable Development
Civil society leaders are gearing up for equitable development while the United Nations is working on a scheme to succeed the Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015. During a recent meeting on...more



SwitchPoint 2014 Gathers Creative Minds to Tackle Global Health and Development Challenges
SwitchPoint 2014, an annual two-day conference, will gather experts, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists around the world to form partnerships, address and solve the major global health and...more

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
IRS-certified volunteers are going to start to offer free tax preparation services in an effort to assist workers who are earning less than $57,000/year in the process of determining if they qualify...more

From Balkans to the Baltics: The Future of Social Enterprise in Europe
The British Council has convened five policy conferences across Europe to discuss the future of social enterprise - the Vision of Social Enterprise in Europe in 2020. The first of these...more

Youth Civic Engagement and Model United Nations Programs
UConn, in a simulation of the United Nations, will hold a debate on civic engagement and discuss current and pressing foreign policy issues. The debate will shed light on the deep-seated issue on...more

Lessons Learned from a Russian Social Enterprise
Craig Dearden-Phillips, who writes for The Guardian, attended a a conference in Moscow. Craig explains that the social innovations conference is an eye-opener. He dishes out three points he has...more

Philanthropy Foundation Awards $800,000 to Six Organizations in India
Dasra, India's leading philanthropy foundation, gives out $800,000 (Rs 4.47 crore) to six organizations in India. The objective of the grant is to establish a stronger infrastructure for the...more

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

Whatís Outsourcing Public Services Got to Do with Social Innovation?
Social Spider CIC director David Floyd wonders how delivering existing public services more cheaply can work towards social innovation. Floyd delves into issues concerning policy-level...more






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Reinventing Playgrounds

Reinventing Playgrounds
Billy Jensen, a digital media strategist, writer, and father of two, believes that people should “return...



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