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Do social enterprises come to view profit as more important than their original mission? New research suggests they don’t, and the cause remains a key component of their success. Kat Yukawa/Unsplash

How non-profits can use business as a force for good

New research suggests that non-profits tempted by the social enterprise model do not necessarily lose sight of their social mission in favour of profits. In fact, the opposite is true.
This screenshot from a commercial ad was part of a campaign to improve communication and information about domestic workers’ labour conditions in Argentina. Afip Cocina

‘There’s always someone else’: Argentina’s struggle to improve domestic workers’ labour conditions

Domestic workers in Argentina are essentially women employed in the informal economy which can enable forms of mistreatment. Today they’re fighting to formalise their status.
Actors in a theatre of the oppressed show invite the audience to weigh in on events and change the script. edwin andrade/unsplash

Acting out: theatre class where students rehearse for change

Not just for would-be actors: Theatre of the Oppressed is a unique genre of drama education through which students learn how to analyze social problems and change typical outcomes.
From the comfort of home, an activist shares an online petition. AP Photo/Federica De Caria

‘Slacktivism’ that works: ‘Small changes’ matter

Much social good can come from mass involvement – and research shows that includes online activism. The bigger picture takes in all those people who care but are at risk of doing nothing.
A portrait of Indian poet and musician Rabindranath Tagore. Cherishsantosh/Wikimedia Commons

No, Bob Dylan isn’t the first lyricist to win the Nobel

In 1913, an Indian literary giant named Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-white person to win the literature prize. He wrote over 2,000 songs and, like Dylan's, they still resonate today.

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