May 27th: #SocEntChat about Lessons in Leadership for Social Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday, May 27th, Ashoka Changemakers and American Express will host a global #SocEntChat about lessons and trends in leadership development for social entrepreneurs.

From 11am to 12pm EDT, join @changemakers, the 2014 US and Canada American Express Emerging Innovators, and other experts in a Twitter-based discussion on how to build the right team,  develop the most strategic partnerships, balance the organizational dynamics that come with success, and other leadership challenges that social entrepreneurs face.

Interested in tips and advice for hiring your first colleague? Got ideas for building partners and networks? This is your chance to make your voice heard or ask experts in the field your most burning questions.

What is a #SocEntChat and how does it work? 

A #SocEntChat is a real-time, Twitter-based discussion about social entrepreneurship that focuses on specific issues, areas, themes, and events. It is designed for current and aspiring social entrepreneurs, funders, journalists, and supporters to share ideas, discuss the state of the field, identify the latest innovations, and pinpoint areas requiring deeper exploration.

Joining the conversation is easy. Just log-in to Twitter at 11am-12pm EDT on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Then:

  • Use the #SocEntChat and #EmergingInnovators hashtags to make your comments visible in the stream. Use search.twitter.com or an application like Tweetdeck (www.tweetdeck.com) or thwirl (www.thwirl.com) to follow the #SocEntChat and #EmergingInnovators hashtags and keep up with the conversation.
  • Introduce yourself and take a minute to get to know the other chatters when you join.
  • Send your questions to @changemakers without the hash tag (to keep them out of the stream) so they can be considered for this conversation.

Please remember to use the #SocEntChat and #EmergingInnovators hashtag, stay on topic, be respectful, and have fun!

And be sure to invite your friends and followers to join the discussion, too; the best way is to post a tweet like this one:

Join @changemakers on May 27 at 11am-12pm EDT for a #SocEntChat about leadership in social change! Spread the word! #emerginginnovators

If you are unable to attend the live event, a recap of the chat highlights and a transcript of the conversation will be made available.

Catch you on Twitter, changemakers!