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Google Extends Giving Through Glass Initiative for Nonprofits
Google has announced that it will be extending its Giving Through Glass initiative that the company has launched last October. The initiative aims to place its wearable computing technology,...more



3-D Printers Will Allow Babies to Breathe Again
A recent development in 3-D printing has enabled a 16-month old baby to breathe again. Garrett Peterson, born with a weak cartilage in his windpipe, was introduced to a 3-D-printed flexible splint...more

Wireless Provider Urges Southeast Louisiana Businesses to Submit Entries for 2013 Wireless Technology Innovation Awards
Verizon Wireless, the nation's first national wireless provider, urges businesses, nonprofits and other organizations throughout southeast Louisiana to submit entries for its upcoming 2013 Wireless...more

Apps That Address The Daily Struggles Of Poverty
Tech incubator Significance Labs aims to create apps that serve the needs of impoverished communities. Significance Labs is working to transform the current plight of the poor as a growing...more

Ernst & Young LLP and Big Shoulders Fund Join Forces to Enhance Math Education through Technology
Chicago-based nonprofit Big Shoulders Fund and the Chicago office of Ernst & Young LLP has partnered to boost math education through technology. Ernst & Young LLP has announced $75,000 over the...more

Twitter to Teach Tech Skills to Homeless and Low-income Families
Twitter has recently partnered with Compass Family Services, a century-old organization based in San Francisco that offers services to thousands of homeless families. The partnership formed the...more

Social Entrepreneur Launches App about Forgiveness That Could Shape New Ukraine
Mikhail Stepanskiy, a 33-year-old social entrepreneur raised in Kiev, launched a kid's app that teaches about forgiveness. The app was launched just days before the tumultuous day of violent...more

How Social Media Is Linked With Social Skills in Children
As part of the growth of the Internet and mobile communication enterprises, researchers study how new forms of media affect social skills, values, and relationships in children. To address the...more

Talkspace to Expand Mental Health Therapy Through Texting
Talkspace, a startup that offers affordable anonymous mental health therapy through mobile texting and the Internet, has garnered $2.5 million in funds to expand its services. The funding came...more






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5 Steps to Social Innovation


5 Steps to Social Innovation

While philanthropy, social responsibility and corporate governance all already play a role, we will probably see more powerful contributions when companies embed social innovation into their core business strategies and operations.




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