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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



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

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

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

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

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

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






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Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea


Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea

The 2013 Clinton Global Initiative challenges student teams to create a social enterprise that will surpassingly increase food security for urban slums by 2018.




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