What We Do
What We Do
Through a three-step process—frame, convene, and ignite (see below), Ashoka Changemakers® works with the rest of Ashoka and its partners to frame an approach to a problem that exponentially accelerates social change.
Changemakers convenes and connects high-potential changemakers, and their ideas and resources, through the power of collaborative competitions and partner networks.
Changemakers builds on Ashoka's three-decade history to engage a global network that embodies the Ashoka vision of an “Everyone a Changemaker” world where people gain the skills and resources they need to collaborate on solving complex social problems.
The network ignites a movement that sweeps through systems, tipping the attitudes and behavior of individuals and institutions.
Changemakers is a global community of action that grows the impact of changemaking – from leading social innovators and community activists to Fortune 500 companies and global foundations. It has built a network of more than 15,000 innovators, hundreds of partners, and hundreds of thousands of changemakers from 125 countries by running more than 70 online competitions during the past decade, with partners such as GE, Google, the Rockefeller Foundation, and many other innovating organizations.