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Taylor County Veterans Service Office Needs Volunteer Van Drivers
The Taylor County Veterans Service Office has recently announced that they are in dire need of volunteer van drives to supplement their biweekly trips. Potential drivers may call 325-674-1328 and...more



Venture Philanthropy for Life Science Funding
Venture philanthropy, where non-profits make investments in life sciences companies and high-tech business management, is deemed as an engine for life science funding. This venture philanthropy...more

The Next 20 Genius Kids to Get $100,000 Peter Thiel Funds to Ditch College
Peter Thiel, PayPal creator, libertarian and The Thiel Foundation founder, is constantly challenging the status quo with its Thiel Fellows program. The program offers a select group of...more

Lawyers Honored for Helping Low-Income Individuals with Civil Legal Needs
At a luncheon held by the Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers (NKVL) and sponsored by the Lawyers Mutual Insurance of Kentucky, volunteer lawyers were honored for their commitment in helping meet the...more

Charity Leaders Hope to Draw from $48 Billion Share of Wealth
Minnesota charity officials hope to tap into the largest transfer of wealth happening in the nation. An estimated $43 trillion is expected to pass from baby boomers and their parents to the...more

200 Peninsulans Volunteer on MLK Day
About 200 Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims from 15 different faith communities fanned out across the Peninsula on Monday as volunteers for the region's first Multifaith Day of Service...more

Volunteers Join Beach Clean Up Efforts
Volunteers participate in clean up efforts to search for traces of tar that hit the Galveston Bay due to a large oil spill. Clean up efforts were performed by the volunteers working with the...more

Trends in Philanthropy 2013
With the recent Giving USA report, philanthropy has managed to slowly break out some trends post-recession period. Philanthropy seems to be picking up after the economic recession ended. According...more

 Lewisboro Volunteer Fair Starts on March 2
The Lewisboro celebrates its annual volunteer fair on March 2. The event includes local organizations setting up tables in the Lewisboro library. These organizations usually provide heaps of...more

Social Entrepreneur Makes a Difference in the Lives of 100,000 Children
Jenny Bowen, founder of the Half the Sky Foundation, has saved the lives of more than 100,000 children in China. And she's still continuing to make a difference for emotionally and physically...more






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A Taster Session For Upcoming Social Entrepreneurs


A Taster Session For Upcoming Social Entrepreneurs

The Lloyds Bank and the School for Social Entrepreneurs will be offering opportunities for up and coming social entrepreneurs as part of the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2014-2015.




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