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Local philanthropist leads global efforts for orphans and at-risk kids

Beth Guckenberger heads up Back2Back Ministries, an international orphan care organization based in Mason, headlines international conferences and is preparing to release her seventh book.

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Award-winning fitness designer Ryan Eder infuses technology with inclusivity

Liberty Township native and UC grad Ryan Eder has received international attention for inventing a fitness system accessible by every gender, age and ability level.

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Going Green: Collective Impact connects at-risk residents to cleaner air and healthier food

Green Umbrella unites more than 300 businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies to improve Greater Cincinnati sustainability efforts, thanks to the Collective Impact model.  

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Co-founder of NewCo gives behind-the-scenes look at the whys and hows of the conference

John Battelle and Brian Monahan founded NewCo in 2012 because they were tired with the traditional conference model. Cincinnati will host its own NewCo event on July 21, featuring 95 companies from around the area.

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Joi Sears lends an artistic eye to social change

Cincinnati artist and entrepreneur, believes that art can change the world, and she won't stop until it does.

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Stronger Faster: How Collective Impact puts Cincinnati at the forefront of social change

Collective Impact is championed by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation working closely with seven independent "backbone" organizations to reinforce each other's efforts and get everyone rowing in the same direction.

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Marlys Staley changed careers and now changes lives with her Circle Tail service dogs

The nonprofit trains hearing and service dogs for Greater Cincinnati individuals in need, partnering with two area prisons for a training program that helps the inmates as much as the dogs.

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Dragonfly Foundation offers meaningful relationships to transcend cancer's isolation

TITLE Boxing Club Liberty Township will host a fundraiser for The Dragonfly Foundation, which brings comfort and joy to kids, young adults and families enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants.

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Celebrating the "ones who stayed" to reinvent struggling Rust Belt cities

Writer David Giffels, speaking Thursday night at a free Mercantile Library event, celebrates those fighting to bring back struggling old cities in "The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt."

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SVP Fast Pitch finalists share innovative solutions for a better Cincinnati

Social Venture Partners Cincinnati hosted its third annual Fast Pitch competition last week, when eight nonprofits shared their stories in front of judges and a sold-out crowd eager to hear about new social innovations.

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Happy holidays!

The Soapbox elves are taking a break over the holidays, with the next issue of Soapbox slated for Jan. 5. Until then, enjoy our year-end roundup stories of 2015 highlights.

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A year of bringing abandoned buildings back to life

Over the past year Soapbox followed local redevelopment projects at historic buildings and abandoned sites, including efforts by a countywide program to target new housing. Here’s a roundup with updates.

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Soapdish: Good public transit makes Cincinnati competitive, not trendy

Walkability, bikeability, ride and bike share and modern transit such as streetcars are the "new normal," and Cincinnati needs to step it up. Our goal is not to be trendy, it's to be competitive.


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Hamilton CORE Fund helps give downtown Hamilton a dramatic facelift

Soapbox's series on historic buildings coming back to life spotlights how the City of Hamilton and Hamilton CORE Fund are collaborating to change the face of its downtown.
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