Civil Society plays an increasingly important role in international human and social welfare. The most important prerequisite for the development of the NGO sector is a steady level of trust and engagement from society. This public trust and engagement is based the organization’s level of accountability.

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Social Impact Bonds under review in Canada

new type of financial instrument is challenging the idea that giving and investing are separate and distinct. The social impact bond (SIB) is an experimental hybrid that applies a profit motive to some of the most intractable social problems.

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“Donors are not always right. In fact, most of the time, donors are wrong”

But the donor is not always right. In fact, most of the time, donors are wrong. Let us count the ways and give those donors a bit of the unsolicited advice they’re so happy handing out to nonprofits.

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CSR – Business Needs to See Themselves as a Part of a Larger System

Businesses that view customers solely as consumers miss the opportunity of a more complex and interdependent relationship writes Suresh Ariaratnam – literary agent for Surya Lumen.

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The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation Donated 1.642 Billion Yuan to Help Impoverished Regions

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation donated 1.642 billion yuan (263.7 million U.S. dollars) to help China’s impoverished regions shake off poverty in 2012, according to new figures.

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UK Government Handing Probation Services Over to Private and Voluntary Sectors

The (UK) government intends to hand the supervision of low-risk offenders over to the private and voluntary sectors on a payment-by-results basis.

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