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Crowdfunding Seen as an Economic Development Engine for Africa
Crowdfunding is seen as a fuel for economic development for people in Africa to fund their business ventures and creative projects. A bottom-up approach to funding, crowdfunding is especially...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

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

Civil Society Besieged in Various Parts of the World
United Nations officials and civil society organizations reveal that false charges, murderous intentions and prosecutions are attacking activists around the world. This alarming report causes...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

What’s 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

Civil Society Believed to be Crucial in Political Development, says Myanmar President
A recent report stated that Myanmar President, U Thein Sein, has outlined the crucial role that different civil society organizations play in the political development of his country. The...more

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

World Leaders and Celebrities Band Together To #BringBackOurGirls
More than 200 girls who were captured are still missing after Islamists militants have orchestrated a mass kidnapping in the Nigerian state of Borno. The kidnappings and the limited efforts to...more

Civil Society Organizations Meet Together for Workshop
The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) assembled civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Philippines at the Cebu Grand Hotel for the government agency's...more






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