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Death in West Texas
A piece in the American Conservative relates the story of the death of a reader's Texas Panhandle town. Due to a confluence of government policies - from Roosevelt to Reagan, economics and...more



Average Annual Cost of Healthcare Services Increased in June 2013
The S&P Dow Jones Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index released a data that shows annual growth rate has increased in cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance...more

Business Owners Give Back By Embracing Philanthropy as Part of Business Strategy
More business owners are looking at philanthropy not only to bolster company profits, but to also serve in more humanitarian endeavors. Philanthropy is now being added into strategic business models,...more

Contra Costa County Groups Receive Funding for Human Trafficking Victims
Two Contra Costa County organizations have been recently handed out $700,000 in federal funds to support victims of violence and human trafficking. The $400,000 of the grant will go to the Contra...more

The Social Entrepreneur Institute
Anke Wessels, the director of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA) at Cornell, will leadCTA's 2nd Annual Social Entrepreneur Institute. The event will discuss about urban entrepreneurship,...more

Strengthening Communities Fund and the Economic Recession
The Federal government's response to the 2009 economic slump was the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Since people...more

Benefit Walk for Homeless Families
The second annual Benefit Walk for Homeless Families will be held on Fairgrounds Road, behind Riverside Church in Hamilton on May 3. The event's participants will be walking to benefit the...more

HHS Announces Medicare Details for Eligible People in Same-Sex Marriages
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that the Social Security Administration (SSA) can now process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and...more

Wipro Takes Philanthropic Route to Boost Public Shareholdings
Wipro Ltd's Azim Premji has taken the philanthropic way in order to increase public shareholding by 25 percent minimum as mandated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Wipro's...more




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Social Entrepreneur Gains 15 Lessons Learned from Kickstarter Project

Social Entrepreneur Gains 15 Lessons Learned from Kickstarter Project
Meredith Ramirez Talusan, social entrepreneur and co-founder of the Ricefield Collective, gained 15 lessons from her experiences...

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