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2011 年 07 月 30 日
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Fw: Plunkett Weekly News 22-07-2011

2011 年 07 月 30 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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2011年7月30日 星期六,WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk <WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk> 寫道﹕

寄件人: WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk <WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk>
主題: Plunkett Weekly News 22-07-2011
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年7月30日,星期六,上午3:03

Dear all,

This week in the Plunkett Weekly News:

Plunkett Foundation News:

-Villagers mark shop?s ten year milestone

Co-operatives and Social Enterprise News

-Locality National Convention

-Top of the shops! Lodsworth Larder wins prestigious Nectar business award

-Communities to benefit from top legal and finance advice

-Industrial and Provident Societies not to be registered as charities

-Future of Foresters Arms secured by local community

Farming and Food News:

-How to be better at business?

Food price inflation set to increase this summer

Rural Development News:

-Support is vital for Community Assets

Shepreth phone box turned into Dog and Bone pub

Proposals to reform registration system for village greens

International News:

-No shortage of credit for community groups and social enterprises in Ireland

Very best wishes,

Katherine

Fw: A New Challenge on OpenIDEO – and something to celebrate!

2011 年 07 月 30 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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2011年7月30日 星期六,OpenIDEO <hello@openideo.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: OpenIDEO <hello@openideo.com>
主題: A New Challenge on OpenIDEO – and something to celebrate!
收件人: “Houghton” <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
日期: 2011年7月30日,星期六,上午4:56

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How might we increase social impact with OpenIDEO over the next year?

There’s a new challenge for social good!

Wow! What an eventful year it’s been – there are now over 17,000 of us from more than 170 countries collaborating on challenges for social good at OpenIDEO.

Together, we’ve collected and created thousands of Inspirations and Concepts around pressing social issues, including maternal health, affordable education, local food and cancer. We’ve also caught the attention of others, earning awards from the likes of the Webbys and Core 77 and mentions from The New York Times to Harvard Business Review. But most importantly – we’ve done it all together.

  As we reflect on the year that’s been and celebrate our achievements, let’s also turn our attention to the year ahead. We’re excited to launch a fresh challenge that’s about improving the impact of our very own collaborative community! Over the next 6 weeks we’re hoping you’ll join us to inspire, concept and evaluate in true, spirited OpenIDEO style to help shape the way we might extend our achievements even further and more meaningfully.

  We’ll start by asking you to share your Inspirations around learnings and highlights from OpenIDEO, explore the scope of social impact, consider various ways to connect people and even try out taking small steps in creating impact in your own communities. Next up, during the Concepting phase, you’ll get the chance to build upon all this great insight to suggest ingenious ways in which the OpenIDEO community can extend impact as we go from our first year’s baby steps to bolder strides. And of course, throughout it all, you can contribute by joining one or multiple community conversations. Many of the awesome ideas our community has come up with over the past year have been through keen discussion and sharing of diverse, global perspectives.

  So if you’re passionate about collaboration and social impact – join us to make a difference!

The OpenIDEO Team

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Fw: Google for Nonprofits Newsletter – July 2011

2011 年 07 月 30 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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2011年7月30日 星期六,Leslie Hernandez <lhernandez@google.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Leslie Hernandez <lhernandez@google.com>
主題: Google for Nonprofits Newsletter – July 2011
收件人: googlefornonprofits@googlegroups.com
日期: 2011年7月30日,星期六,上午2:55

Google for Nonprofits Newsletter – July 2011
Your monthly round-up of the latest news and notes from Google for Nonprofits.
July 29, 2011
In this issue
By the way
What’s new
Tools in action
Expert corner
Connect
By the way TOP
Greetings from the team at Google for Nonprofits! Hope you stayed cool through the recent summer heat wave. Dip into some refreshing product updates, insights from our YouTube expert, Ramya, and a Google Apps success story. Wishing you a fun and fruitful August.
What’s new TOP
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Ashoka Changemakers Competition Launched

Media is an integral part of how people understand, access, and share information about the world around them. We’re working with Ashoka to find and support the best, most innovative ideas to help people around the world unlock the power of media and participate more fully in society. Ashoka’s Changemakers, with support from Google, will source innovations that will boost media access and participation globally. Submit your idea here.

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Open Data Comes to Kenya

The Kenyan government recently launched an open data web portal making it the first country in Africa to publish over 290 datasets with no restrictions on access and use.  We were involved in helping bring several datasets to life using the Google Public Data Explorer. If you’re interested in using Google Public Data Explorer to visualize your organization’s data with features such as charts and maps that animate over time, learn more here.

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New Tips and Tricks Available for Google Docs

This month, we’re introducing a number of enhancements to Google Docs and Sites. Although shortcuts have long been available in your Google spreadsheets, we’ve added a new menu to spreadsheets to make shortcuts easier to find. Additionally, you can convert PPTX files to Google presentations by either uploading the file from your desktop or converting the file from your documents list. To see even more tips & tricks, check out the full list of updates here.

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Google+ Advice for NPOs

Due to strong interest in Google+ profiles for businesses and nonprofits, the Google+ team has refocused a few priorities and we expect to have an initial version of business profiles up and running for everyone, including nonprofits, in the next few months. In the meantime, we ask that you not create a profile for your organization using a consumer profile on Google+. The platform is not currently built for the business use case, and we want to help you build long-term relationships with your constituents. Individuals within your organization are welcome to create their own personal profiles and share information through those.

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Girl Power! Google Science Fair Winners Announced

Google welcomed the 15 finalists of our first inaugural Google Science Fair to see who would take home the top prize. The results are in—and this year was all about girl power. Our top three winners by age category are: Lauren Hodge, Naomi Shah & Shree Bose. Check out some of the free Google tools useful for science and research projects of any size here.

Tools in action TOP
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Samasource, a social business dedicated to reducing poverty by connecting women, youth, and refugees to digital work, relies on Google Apps & Google AdWords to efficiently run their operations & get their message out to the world. Check out this short video to hear how they use Google Apps to scale their impact.

“The suite of Google products has really helped us get off the ground and not have to pay too much money to do that. One of the main things that we’re dependent on is the movement work into the cloud. More and more work can get done without having workers in the same location. Using collaborative lists and shared information is one of the ways that nonprofits can reduce the pain of having a highly distributed organization without a lot of funding to build specialized software.”
– Leila Janah, Founder & CEO, Samasource

Expert corner TOP
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This month we caught up with Ramya Raghavan, YouTube Product Marketing Manager, to hear the latest and greatest in the world of online video &  how nonprofits can leverage YouTube to get their message out.

Q: Why is online video important for nonprofits?
Combining sight, sound and motion, video has the unique power to stir emotion in the viewer and compel him or her to take action. Whether you want to increase donations or raise awareness, video can help you achieve your organization’s goals. YouTube, in particular, has 40 million unique daily viewers so by uploading a video you are potentially exposing your organization and its mission to a vast new audience who might not have otherwise heard of your work.

Q: What are some features in YouTube that nonprofits should know about?
Last March, YouTube started offering everyone the ability to automatically create captions on their videos. So far, auto-captions have been generated on nearly 40 million videos, and the number of manually-created caption tracks has more than tripled. Last week, we rolled rolled out this feature to a new language — Japanese — and are hoping to add more languages soon.

YouTube also recently introduced a logoless player option. Many nonprofits have asked for a version of the YouTube player without a YouTube logo, so the video plays without any branding nearby. We’ve now added a simple option to do it. At the end of the video URL in your embed code, just add the code ?modestbranding=1 and the player will show without the YouTube logo in the control bar. Note that a small “YouTube” text label will still show up in the upper-right corner of a paused video when you hover over the player.

Q: Can you share any cool stories of organizations using YouTube?
InvisiblePeople.TV, led by Mark Horvath, is a great example of an organization using YouTube to tell the stories of people who often don’t have a voice. Through their YouTube channel, Invisible People chronicles the stories of homeless people across North America. With over 300 videos uploaded – and new ones added every day – they are a great example of an organization that is consistently and thoughtfully using YouTube to spread a message. To learn more about their work, check out this blog post on the YouTube blog.

I also love the story of “The Pink Glove Dance,” a feel-good video from the staff at the Portland St. Vincent Medical Center. The video is arguably the most viral nonprofit video ever with over 13 million views and it reminds me that a nonprofit video can be fun. In addition, the video helps the viewer understand why their organization is so special.

Q: Do you have any tips for an organization that’s just getting started with YouTube?
Tell serial stories. Engage viewers with a series of videos that tell a story around a specific theme, and keep them coming back for more. Once you’ve created a few episodes, put them into a playlist. This allows you to develop several video narratives targeted at particular demographics. A good example is Rainforest Action Network’s “Greenwash of the Week” series or “Oxfam’s Green Granny” series.


Respond to current events
. Address relevant news stories by posting videos that explain your position. You can then embed them in emails to your supporters — a video message can be more effective than a text-laden email. Also, users are probably more likely to be searching for topics currently in the news and may be more likely to find your video organically through the YouTube search bar. You’ll want to be sure to tag your video with timely and relevant words.

Make your audience part of the video
. Using YouTube annotations, you can create a “choose your own adventure”-style video, which puts the viewer in the driver’s seat and allows them to decide their video “fate.” Two great nonprofit examples of this style are “A Different Ending,” a campaign combating knife crime in the U.K., and “That’s Not Cool,” a campaign from the Ad Council about staying safe online.

Q: Where can nonprofits go to find resources and support for YouTube?
Visit the “Tips and Tricks” section at www.youtube.com/nonprofits or helpful advice that is geared specifically towards nonprofits. For general YouTube help, from the best file formats for uploading to how to caption your video, the YouTube Help Center is a great resource.
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Fw: Social Enterprise Senior Leadership Course – Update

2011 年 07 月 25 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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2011年7月25日 星期一,Social Enterprise Coalition <newsletter@socialenterprise.org.uk> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Social Enterprise Coalition <newsletter@socialenterprise.org.uk>
主題: Social Enterprise Senior Leadership Course – Update
收件人: “Social Enterprise Coalition” <newsletter@socialenterprise.org.uk>
日期: 2011年7月25日,星期一,下午11:26

 

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Social Enterprise Senior Leadership Course – *Extra places now available* Update

 

Fw: July Updates – Jobs, News, and Events from the GIIN

2011 年 07 月 25 日

my buzz & my blog

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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2011年7月25日 星期一,Global Impact Investing Network <info@thegiin.org> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Global Impact Investing Network <info@thegiin.org>
主題: July Updates – Jobs, News, and Events from the GIIN
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年7月25日,星期一,下午10:43

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Impact Investing News & Events

PRESS HIGHILGHTS

Visit the press clips resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete index of impact investing news coverage.

Fast Company profiles GIIN Investors’ Council member Root Capital, discussing its strategy to make impact investments in businesses that mainstream investors find too risky.
Read more >

The Guardian features commentary from a member of the Overseas Development Institute’s private sector and markets team, who supports the role of for-profit companies in reducing poverty, strengthening governance, and improving education.
Read more >

In the Harvard Business Review, the founder of GIIN Investors’ Council Member Tony Elumelu Foundation discusses a new program, the African Markets Internship Programme (AMIP) recently established by his foundation.
Read more >

MarketWatch blogger Thomas Kostigen suggests that people are investing in socially responsible funds and impact investments out of guilt – and that it’s not a bad thing.
Read more >

UPCOMING EVENTS

Visit the events resource page of the GIIN website for an updated list of industry events.

SOCAP11
September 6-9, San Francisco, CA, USA

Data Analysis & Reporting for Green Investment Return

September 22, New York City, New York, USA

Making Finance Work for Africa 2011 Partnership Forum
September 15-16, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Impact Investing 2011
September 30, London, England

Investor Spotlight: The Esmee Fairbain Foundation

Each month, an impact investor discusses with the GIIN their motivations, their impact investment strategy, and challenges they face in this growing industry. This month, we spoke to Danyal Sattar, Finance Fund Manager at Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, which is focused on improving the quality of life for people and communities in the UK both now and in the future. The Foundation invests in activities that aim to deliver both a financial return and a social benefit though its GBP 20 million finance fund. Impact investments are made to complement grant-making in the arts, education and learning, the environment, and enabling disadvantaged people to participate fully in society. Additional impact investments are made to support innovative impact investment intermediaries and to help build investment markets with clear social or environmental benefits.

Read the full interview with Danyal Sattar >


The GIIN Appoints Luther Ragin, Jr. as CEO

On July 13, 2011, the GIIN named Luther Ragin, Jr. as its first Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Mr. Ragin has served since 1999 as the Vice President of Investments at the F.B. Heron Foundation in New York, where he built a portfolio of more than $260 million, steadily increasing the impact investing allocation to more than 40 percent while maintaining competitive, risk-adjusted financial returns. Mr. Ragin said, “The GIIN is uniquely positioned to steward the burgeoning impact investing industry into its next phase of growth. The opportunity to join the GIIN team and help lead the broader impact investment community is exciting to me both professionally and personally. I look forward to the work ahead with enthusiasm.” He will assume the role in September.

Read the full press release >


GIIN featured in Next Billion

Amit Bouri, GIIN Director of Strategy and Development, discusses the current and future impact investing industry and its intersection with the social enterprise sector in a feature on the Next Billion website and blog. In addition, Next Billion has created a page devoted to this conversation, with contributions from impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.

Read the GIIN’s contribution>
Read more of the impact investing conversation>


New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

New job openings in Cambridge, Kenya, New York, Washington, D.C., and other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. Root Capital, E + Co, and Citi Foundation are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

Post a job opening >
Visit the GIIN Career Center >

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Fw: ACCION eNews: Top 50 Global Impact Investors

2011 年 07 月 23 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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2011年7月23日 星期六,ACCION International <enews@accion.org> 寫道﹕

寄件人: ACCION International <enews@accion.org>
主題: ACCION eNews: Top 50 Global Impact Investors
收件人: “Houghton Wan” <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
日期: 2011年7月23日,星期六,上午1:30

   July 2011

 

 

ACCION among Top 50 Global Impact Investors

Everyone’s buzzing about Impact Investing! With reports such as J.P. Morgan’s “Impact Investments: An emerging asset class” released last fall, impact investors are being recognized for leveraging capital markets to create social change—and ACCION is working at the forefront of this exciting movement. Interested in learning more? Look us up on the 2011 ImpactAssets 50, an annual listing of the top impact investment fund managers.

Learn more about ACCION’s investment activities here >

 
So Long, Boss – I Work for Myself Now

To her surprise, ACCION Ambassador Katie Webster discovered that many of the loan recipients in a local comité were previously, or are even currently, employed in the formal sector: “This was not consistent with my perception of the typical microcredit recipient, at least here in Paraguay. Based on my (albeit quite limited) understanding of the traditional female comité member, the typical client has been previously employed only in the informal sector if at all, and the first microloan she receives likely represents her most significant foray into the business world to date.” Read the full post here >

 
Calling María Otero: Panel on Mobile Banking

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Fw: Supporting social entrepreneurs and learners in East London

2011 年 07 月 22 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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2011年7月22日 星期五,Bromley by Bow Centre <news@bbbc.org.uk> 寫道﹕

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主題: Supporting social entrepreneurs and learners in East London
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日期: 2011年7月22日,星期五,上午2:50

 

The latest News from the Bromley by Bow Centre

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Beyond Business, inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs

The Bromley by Bow Centre and Investec Bank plc are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting partnership that will create new social businesses in communities across East London. Beyond Business is a ground-breaking programme that seeks out budding entrepreneurs who are committed to creating successful businesses that deliver jobs and opportunities for local people.

To date the first stage of the programme has set up 33 new social businesses in Tower Hamlets, of which 28 are still trading and generating a turnover between them of £3m each year. Through this over 200 new jobs have been created.

Click here to read more.

Certificate Day celebrates learners tenacity and achievement

The sun was shining for the Bromley by Bow Centre’s learners’ Certificate Day last Thursday. This event gave learners and teachers from the Centre the opportunity to gather in the park for a picnic and celebrate success.

The Centre’s learning department were delighted to welcome more than 100 local learners to the event. All those attending had successfully completed qualifications with the Centre’s support including NVQ’s in Childcare and Health and Social Care and entry level qualifications in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Family Learning.

Click here to learn more.

 

London’s Lost Fishing Village – Free music and arts event this weekend

A call to all lovers of art and music: Amateurs of all ages and abilities welcome!

Come and enjoy a free family-friendly Olypmic Open Weekend event celebrating Trinity Buoy Wharf’s unique history and it’s prominent place in the emerging Water City. Join artists and community members from the Bromley by Bow Centre at this exciting two day event.

Throughout Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 24th July a dynamic programme of free art and music events will be running including the ‘Waterways and Fishing Village’ art exhibition curated by the Bromley by Bow Centre’s Head of Arts Frank Creber as well as the ‘Fishing Village’ drop-in interactive art and music workshops open to all ages and abilities.

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Fw: Plunkett Weekly News 08-07-11

2011 年 07 月 16 日

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my buzz & my blog

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

my facebook  &  my twitter  &  my linkedin

2011年7月16日 星期六,WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk <WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk> 寫道﹕

寄件人: WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk <WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk>
主題: Plunkett Weekly News 08-07-11
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年7月16日,星期六,上午2:22

Dear all,

This week in the Plunkett Weekly News:

Plunkett Foundation News:

-Plunkett Community Shop Network goes from strength to strength

Co-operatives and Social Enterprise News:

-Community-owned pub voted Yorkshire?s second favourite pub

-Co-operative sector growth outstrips national GDP

-New Fairtrade guide launched

-Have you used the Sustainable Communities Act?

Farming and Food News:

-HRH The Prince of Wales launches first ever National Countryside Week

-£200,000 of rural funding announced

-Rochdale residents attempt to unite communities through co-operation

Rural Development News:

-Interactive broadband map highlights continuing problems in rural areas

International News:

-Canada?s International Year of Co-operatives website launched

Very best wishes,

Katherine

Fw: Plunkett Weekly News 08-07-11

2011 年 07 月 16 日

wip-7089.pdf Download this file

my buzz & my blog

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

my facebook  &  my twitter  &  my linkedin

2011年7月16日 星期六,WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk <WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk> 寫道﹕

寄件人: WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk <WeeklyNews@plunkett.co.uk>
主題: Plunkett Weekly News 08-07-11
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年7月16日,星期六,上午2:22

Dear all,

This week in the Plunkett Weekly News:

Plunkett Foundation News:

-Plunkett Community Shop Network goes from strength to strength

Co-operatives and Social Enterprise News:

-Community-owned pub voted Yorkshire?s second favourite pub

-Co-operative sector growth outstrips national GDP

-New Fairtrade guide launched

-Have you used the Sustainable Communities Act?

Farming and Food News:

-HRH The Prince of Wales launches first ever National Countryside Week

-£200,000 of rural funding announced

-Rochdale residents attempt to unite communities through co-operation

Rural Development News:

-Interactive broadband map highlights continuing problems in rural areas

International News:

-Canada?s International Year of Co-operatives website launched

Very best wishes,

Katherine