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FreeBalance Steps up for Government of Canada Public Service Renewal


September 21, 2012

FreeBalance translates groundbreaking “Scheming Virtuously” handbook to French and seeks to raise money for the Snowsuit Fund

FreeBalance is pleased to announce the translation to French of Scheming Virtuously, A Handbook for Public Servants written by Nicholas Charney and Mike Mangulabnan. Mr. Charney is a Canadian public servant and well-known blogger who was attempting to crowdfund the translation of his work. FreeBalance stepped up to complete the translation. The French version will be available shortly via the and web sites.

Any funds collected by the crowd funding initiative will be provided to the Snowsuit Fund, as long as the threshold of $4,000 is reached. There are 12 days left in the campaign. “FreeBalance is a social enterprise bringing good governance around the world,” said Manuel Pietra, President and CEO. “Our social responsibility program focuses on children and education. This is a good opportunity for FreeBalance to give back in our home country. “FreeBalance has started an internal campaign for fundraising within the company and will be asking Government of Canada customers to contribute to the campaign.

Scheming Virtuously is a handbook focused on public service renewal through fostering a culture of stewardship and innovation. The English version of Scheming Virtuously is available to public servants for read and edit on GCPEDIA.

About The Snowsuit Fund
The Snowsuit Fund is an Ottawa-based 30 year old charity that fundraises to provide local children in need with snowsuits. In 2011/2012 the local charity distributed over 15,000 new snowsuits. The Snowsuit Fund continues to put smiles on underprivileged children’s faces by keeping them warm during our cold winters. More at

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