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Keep watching this space for resources from the Community Innovation Hub and other communities of faith  about social entrepreneuship, community hubs, and other socially innovative movements! Let Sarah know about resources that you think should be on the page by emailing info@communityinnovationhub.org.

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Pour and Kneady Cafe with Stevan Mirkovich. Air Date: March 14, 2021
Stevan and his team are creating Pour and Needy, a social enterprise cafe to be housed in a community of faith in Vancouver, Canada. Name to be changed soon. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

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Parkland Restorative Justice with Kerry Reimer. Air Date: February 27, 2021
Kerry is the Executive Director of Parkland Restorative Justice, which provides a variety of supports to those who are incarcerated or who have been recently released from prison. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Poverty Reduction and Prevention as Social Enterprise. Air Date: June 10, 2020
Gary St. Amand talks about the Bissell Centre’s innovative approach to addressing poverty and related issues in the Edmonton area. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

Project Restore FIBI with Aisha Francis. Air Date: February 4, 2020
Aisha discusses PROJECT RESTORE FIBI, which exists to serve and support families who have a loved one behind bars. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify  

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Pres House, RootedGood, and Elsdon Strategic Counseling with Mark Elsdon. Air Date: April 6, 2021
Mark is an author, business owner, minister, and social innovator with ties to many communities! Check out his work at his personal website. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Initiatives for Youth

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Has your organization considered giving back to community by developing and implementing a social innovation innovation? Here are some ideas that others have tried and had success with!

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Podcast Introduction. Airdate: November 14, 2019
Host Peter Miller introduces the podcast and talks about the origins of its name. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

Has the Giveback Podcast made you think wonder how you or your your organization can make your community a better place by giving back and working to connect people? Here are even more ideas that have been successful for others! 

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Innovative Ideas

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Paint Night
Gather the artists in your community for a night of guided painting for fun or as a fundraiser. Read about the Paint Nite and Fundraiser at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church. (Ontario)
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Pay It Forward
Start a congregation or community program that encourages people to, when someone is kind to them, "pay it forward" by performing an act of kindness for someone else. Read about the Mission Church's Pay It Forward program.
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Pen Pal Notes/Letters/Drawings
Start a letter exchange program between young people and isolated community members. Read more about the First United Methodist Church's Special Pals program. (Colorado)
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Pet Management/Adoption
Give community members an opportunity to learn new skills by looking after and caring for pets. Read about the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church's Pet Ministry. (Minnesota)
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Photography Club
Provide instructional workshops for community members in how to use standalone or smartphone cameras, or host a photography club for people interested in discussing photography, taking photos, and improving their skills with others. Read about the Northumberland Photography Club.  (Ontario)
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Pickleball
Start a pickleball league on your property or someone else's (with permission.) Read about Glencairn Church's drop-in pickleball program.
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Ping Pong
Organize a community ping pong tournament for fun or fundraising. Hold it indoors or outdoors and stream it online for those that want to attend but can't. Read about Christ Episcopal Church's Garage Ping Pong Tournament (Virginia)
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Podcast Training
Offer interested community members instruction in how to develop and produce their own podcast. Check out the How to Start a Podcast course.
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Pop-up Sale
Use pop-up booths selling food, crafts, or other items to draw awareness to your organization at community events and to fundraise. Read about Linden Church's East African Pop-up Restaurant.
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Pottery Club
Run instruction or drop-in nights for community members interested in learning new pottery skills and improving on their existing ones. Read about the Taradale Pottery Club (New Zealand).
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Puppet Shows
Create puppet shows for fun and/or to minister to community members that need encouragement. Check out these resources for puppet ministry.
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Pysanky: Art of Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Run workshops for community members, in person or online, in how to create psysanky, and/or sell psysanky as a fundraiser, Read about St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church's Psysanky Sales and Workshops.
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