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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



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

NAACP Officials Connect With Haitian Government and Civil Society Leaders
A delegation by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) led by Chairperson Roslyn M. Brock recently met face to face with the Haitian administration. The delegation...more

No More Aid to Africa?
In an interview with Slate magazine, Zambian-born, Oxford-educated international economist, Dambisa Moyo contends that the international aid model is broken and that aid programs actually leave...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

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

Politics of Contemporary Political Movements: The Third Wave
In Politics of Post-Civil Society: Contemporary History of Political Movements in India, Ajay Gudavarthy takes a stab to chart the discourse and politics of contemporary political movements in...more

African Philanthropy Network to Promote Continental Economic Development
The African Philanthropy Forum (APF), an affiliate of the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), partakes in networking with various philanthropists to discuss the expansion of strategic philanthropy by...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





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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