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Slack-Spined Social Venture Model of Philanthropy
With the budget cutbacks and austerity measures in place in Ireland, the government pushes forward to save face by working with philanthropic organizations in the reassembling of "Forum on...more



Children with Autism Benefit from High-Quality Early Intervention
In a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, University of North Carolina's team of researchers discovered that preschoolers with autism who have received quality early...more

Department of Human Services Partners with Neighborhood House to Urge SNAP Participation in Hmong and Latino Communities
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) teamed up with Neighborhood House to bring awareness about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and reach out to Hmong and Latino...more

How Utilities of Colorado Springs Be Utilized for Economic Development
Colorado Springs officials are looking into ways how the city's utilities can be used to improve economic development. The Colorado Springs City Council notes that it's worth examination, but...more

Nelson Mandela: The Real Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship
Njideka U. Harry, a Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, explains how the late South African icon, Nelson Mandela, taught people all over the world about the true meaning of social...more

How Can Social Enterprise Education be Instrumental in Future Social Development?
Dr. Pathik Pathak, lecturer in sociology at the University of Southampton, asserts that social enterprise education will be contributory in addressing social challenges in the future. Dr. Pathak...more

Affordable Care Act Impact on Health Coverage and Uninsurance
An Urban Institute brief report looks at the effects of the Affordable care Act (ACA) on health coverage expansion and uninsurance. The brief rounds off how states will benefit from the...more

Teaching Kids about Homelessness in a Meaningful Way
Lisa Doyle, communications and donor relations manager for Bridge Communities, shares how Bridge saw the need to educate school-aged children about poverty and homelessness. At Bridge, kids get...more

Homeless Kids in Metro Denver to Get School Supply Donations
Metro Denver's homeless children will be able to get school supply donations, thanks to the Access Housing in Commerce City who held a donation drive to collect school supplies. The...more

LISC Designates $25 Million Funds For Obama Administration\
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) supports the Obama Administration's "Better Building Challenge" with a $25 million pledge to help multifamily affordable housing owners reduce their...more




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