+Acumen - World-Classes to Drive Social Change

+Acumen, an initiative of Acumen, aims to provide anyone, anywhere the skills and community to drive social change.

+Acumen is a global team composed of educators, innovators, entrepreneurs, catalysts, community managers and generous volunteers.

+Acumen introduces itself as a platform that offers free and low-cost courses aimed at all levels of social changemakers. it also creates opportunities for its most committed students and volunteers to connect and take action.

Also, +Acumen houses more than 300,000 students (and growing!) from 190 countries working to empower them to "think differently, learn collaboratively, and join a global community of learners and doers with a burning desire to change the world."

+Acumen's partners are visionaries from the U.S. Department of Labor, IDEO.org, and The Omidyar Group among many others.

+Acumen believes in: generosity, collaboration, conversation across boundaries, and ordinary people that are capable of extraordinary things. Read the Entire Article


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A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million investment will take aim at the...more

The Struggle for the Land in America's Black Belt

In an NPR (Nonprofit Quarterly) essay based on a talk delivered to the 2018 fellowship class of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) at Penn Center in St. Helena Island, South...more

Community Land Trust Movement Imagines Its Future

An article being co-published by NPQ and Shelterforce addresses the support for civil rights, community land ownership through land trusts and public land banks as well as the shift in leadership to...more

Augmented Reality and the Future of Cities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Niantic Inc. shared the outcomes of the first ever symposium, "Augmenting Cities: A Playful Path to Community," hosted in partnership with the Knight Foundation to leverage the latest Augmented...more

The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Equity in the Arts
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Bush Foundation, New York Community Trust

Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Kerry McCarthy, vice president for philanthropic initiatives for The New York Community Trust, write how...more

LISC Invests $1M in SustainVC Impact Investing Fund

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to invest $1 million in SustainVC Impact Fund II, a $25 million fund supporting early-stage companies focused on social and...more

The Role of Entrepreneurship In Ending Poverty And Homelessness

Devin Thorpe, author, educator and speaker, writes about the role of entrepreneurship in ending poverty and homelessness in-line with his 80-minute hosted podcast. Thorpe points out that The idea...more

New Census Data Shows Widening Gap Between Income and Rents

Alicia Mazzara, senior research analyst, discusses a new Census data that shows the widening gap between median renter income and median rent where the data underscores the continued need for...more

Skoll Randomised Coffee Trials

Oxford's Said Business School (SBS) is launching Skoll Randomised Coffee Trials, which is aimed at helping people meet a potential co-founder, mentor or life-long friend within the Oxford...more

This Fashion Entrepreneur Moved From L.A. to a Navajo Reservation

Fashion entrepreneur Amy Yeung moved her LA-based online apparel business Orenda Tribe to live on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, among the indigenous sewers, jewelry makers, and artisans who...more







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Social Enterprises: Key to Enhancing a Nation’s Health


Social Enterprises: Key to Enhancing a Nation’s Health

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has launched a series of noteworthy research projects to learn if social enterprises can help Scotland lose its “sick man of Europe” label and boost the nation’s overall health.




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