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On 17 July 2014 - 3:13pm

How can your ski business succeed online when the big players such as Crystal Ski dominate in the search engines? You have to niche down. It would be a waste of money (and likely not possible) trying to out rank major tour operators for keywords such as “ski holidays”. Instead you need to go after...

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 17 July 2014 - 9:00am

Thought: 'Jumping over the fence seems less scary when you notice the bull is charging.' ...more

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On 17 July 2014 - 7:51am

More than 200 entries were received for the Building Vibrant Communities competition!  We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered. Due to the overwhelming response, we are pushing back our timeline one week and will be announcing Semi-Finalists on July 24.

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On 16 July 2014 - 4:39pm

 

Ashoka Fellow Stephen Leafloor is creating young leaders among First Nations and Inuit communities affected by issues such as sexual abuse, suicide, depression, family violence and school desertion. Using a blend of hip-hop dance and music and traditional Inuit performance arts as a hook, he guides youth and other community members to create comprehensive networks of support and solutions to these mental health crises.

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On 16 July 2014 - 11:03am

 

Athens, July 16, 2014 – Ashoka Greece announced today that four (4) winners have been selected in “Destination: Change. New Solutions for Greece”, the first Changemakers competition for Greece, launched March 2014.

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On 16 July 2014 - 10:37am

 

Αθήνα, 16 Ιουλίου, 2014 - H Αshoka Ελλάδος ανακοίνωσε σήμερα τους 4 νικητές του «Destination: Change. New Solutions for Greece» του πρώτου διαγωνισμού στην πλατφόρμα των Changemakers, που ανακοινώθηκε τον Μάρτιου του 2014.

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On 16 July 2014 - 10:04am

 

Athens, July 16, 2014 – Ashoka Greece announced today that four (4) winners have been selected in “Destination: Change. New Solutions for Greece”, the first Changemakers competition for Greece, launched March 2014.

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Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 16 July 2014 - 9:02am

So it’s hail Brooks Newmark and farewell Nick Hurd.

I think the fact there has been such a strong response from sector leaders paying tribute to Nick says a lot about how well he has done his job. He cared about the health of our sector, and avoided the political extremes inhabited by some in Parliament on both sides who want to relegate us to the margins.
I always enjoyed talking to Nick. I'm sure he always thoroughly enjoyed my helpful texts of advice and occasional expletives about "developments". He was a strong supporter of social finance and did much to promote it. He should also be remembered for his acts of omission. He refused to get sucked into the nonsense of CEO pay and refused to attack charity campaigning. He lived by his mantra of "do no harm".
So his final advice to me about Brooks (he'll forgive me for repeating his text I'm sure) was "Good guy. Bright. A good listener. Nice and genuine. Business background. Think you will get on despite ...more

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On 15 July 2014 - 8:58pm

“This is your life. Do what you love. And do it often.” These lines introduce the Holstee Manifesto, an inspiration to everyone looking to make a positive change in their life. Michael Radparvar, co-founder of Holstee, shares his journey as a young social entrepreneur.

 

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On 15 July 2014 - 5:27pm

Despite its popularity with politicians (or perhaps partly because of it) public service marketization is rarely discussed in a practical useful way…. ” – the first in a new monthly series of blogs I’m writing for Pioneers Post on social innovation and public service reform. Next two are on: ‘Who pays when the state can’t?’ and ‘Do all public services have to be delivered by professionals?’

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