Category Archives: News and Articles on the Social Economy

Amazing opportunity for those researching Quality of Life issues

The Region of Tuscany has launched an international call for proposals on Quality of Life research.   If you are a young researcher and are doing work in any of the following aspects of Quality of Life, this is an amazing … Continue reading

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Can worker cooperatives help lift families out of poverty?

Listen to the following interview with Maria Arroyo, Chair of New York City Council’s Community Development Committee holding hearings on this subject.

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What are cooperatives doing to support sustainability?

Many cooperatives are important catalysts for sustainable initiatives, and often focus on local to global approaches to bring about positive change. San Xavier Cooperative Farm is partnering with the University of Arizona Student Unions to provide the campus with fresh, … Continue reading

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Find out more about local businesses and nonprofits in Arizona

Curious about the size and scope of local businesses and nonprofits in Arizona? Two separate reports have recently been published on these subjects, “Scope of the Arizona Nonprofit Sector,” by ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation and, “Local … Continue reading

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Week of the Cooperative 2012

Did you ever wonder why co-operative enterprises build a better world? In honour of the International Year, Co-op Week 2012 pick up posters and fliers that focus on 12 reasons why co-operative enterprises build a better world. The 18″ x 24″ … Continue reading

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NCBA Survey

Nearly one third of Americans (29 per cent) say they belong to a consumer co-operative and 72 per cent think co-ops are “helpful to consumers”, according to a new U.S. survey. Survey respondents also rated consumer co-operatives more highly than … Continue reading

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The Coop Difference

Discover the Coop Difference, Canadian Co-operative Association’s online education portal. It’s a new orientation program for co-ops and credit unions that teaches users about every aspect of the Canadian co-operative movement. For more information, follow the link.

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Nonprofit Finance Fund 2012 Survey

The Nonprofit Finance Fund has released the results of its 2012 nonprofit sector survey. While 2011 was a year of significant organizational and programmatic changes, many nonprofits are still facing fundamental challenges that threaten the stability of the sector and … Continue reading

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President Michael Crow’s TEDxAshoka speech

President Michael Crow speaks on social change and justice in his TEDxAshoka video called The New U: New Solutions, New Futures. Check out the video here.

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Linda Brown departs AZAN

Linda Brown is stepping down after six years as executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Network. Sam Wercinski will step in as the new executive director. To learn more, or to become a member and help AZAN ‘reclaim government for … Continue reading

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