Social Innovation and Civil Society in Urban Governance: Strategies for an Inclusive City

This scholarly article seeks to explore the role of civil society in new urban governance arrangements that will hopefully contribute to counter the trends towards social exclusion.

This article seeks to contribute to a conceptualization of social innovation in urban development. Social innovation is understood as both a normative and analytical concept in the formation and analysis of solutions to social exclusion problems in European cities and one with an eventual input into the development of new social integration strategies. Read the Entire Article


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Program to boost chances for Rock County residents exiting prison

The Rock County Valley Community will be receiving a 2.11 million grant from the federal government to assist in the after-care of people who have been incarcerated from their prisons. The services...more

Following The Money: Why Foundations Should Be Analysing Their 'End Spend'

In an article on Forbes the head of a philanthropic education firm posits that foundations could benefit the field and nonprofits from taking a more holistic approach in their funding...more

How Peru's startup ecosystem is unlocking talent and driving inclusive growth

According to a story in Impact Alpha, one in four working-age individuals in Peru was involved in an early-stage company last year. A growing number Peruvian startups are using innovation to drive...more

Benefits of Housing Deconstruction over Demolition

Deconstruction of a house is when a house is dismantled instead of demolished. When a home is deconstructed, many parts of it can be reused or recycled instead of disposed of. This produces less...more

How Foundation Center Helps Nonprofits with Digital Transformation

Modern computing is changing all industries, including the non-profit sector. More and more they are investing in cloud computing and big data, especially to determine client relations and donor...more

Community Collaboration Grants
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation works under a guiding principal that collaboration is a necessary component in creating communities that propel growth. During the last year, the...more

Social Innovation and Civil Society in Urban Governance: Strategies for an Inclusive City

This scholarly article seeks to explore the role of civil society in new urban governance arrangements that will hopefully contribute to counter the trends towards social exclusion. This article...more

Capacity Building Grants Can Stimulate Financial Growth

Organizations that received any capacity grant are growing by around 10 percent in the three years following the grant. Grants that specifically targeted financial capacity development did not lead...more

$7 Million in Native Grants From Ford Foundation
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation has bestowed seven million dollars to Native American communities and organizations. The grant money is split between several groups, but there is a common cause. The belief behind...more

Social Enterprise Using Crowdfunding for Homeless Development

Ford Foundation has bestowed seven million dollars to Native American communities and organizations. The grant money is split between several groups, but there is a common cause. The belief behind...more







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Increasing the Diversity of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Increasing the diversity of social entrepreneurs in the U.S.
One of the most significant challenges to social entrepreneurship and innovation is ensuring a diversity...



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