This Changemakers community convenes and connects high-potential changemakers, and their ideas and resources, through the power of collaborative competitions and partner networks. Connect here with other social innovators, entrepreneurs, funders, connectors, thought leaders, communicators, citizen sector organizations, and citizens to accelerate lasting social change.
|Story Telling Guide||Changemaker’s eight-step guide to storytelling: how to engage heads, hearts, and hands to drive change. Everyone has a story. This guide will help you tell yours.|
|Pitch Guide||Strengthen the pitch you make for your project: a guide for wooing funders. Learn how to put your best foot forward.|
|Innovation Mapping||This hands-on crash course on changemaking is a 50-minute video-led journey to help you find ways to think more innovatively about your approach to social change. It helps you discover entrepreneurial, new ideas for crafting a stronger project for social change.|
Ashoka, Latham & Watkins LLP, and the DC Bar Pro Bono Program are pleased to offer pro bono legal services to social entrepreneurs through the Social Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic. Interested individuals or organizations (nonprofit or for-profit) in need of pro bono legal support should submit applications by Friday, January 30 to Socentclinic@lw.com. Legal help is available for entity formation, legal aspects of running a company, advice for a particular contract, communications policies for your website, and other topics. The Social Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic will be held at the Washington DC office of Latham & Watkins on March 3, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Each participant will meet with a team of 2-3 lawyers to discuss legal issues impacting the participant’s organization. Please click here to read more about the Social Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic.
Applications open Dec 1 for the 2015 Unreasonable Institute. They now have three distinct programs that will run in the summer of 2015: 1) Unreasonable Global (open to applicants from around the world), 2) Unreasonable East Africa (open to applicants from Uganda and Kenya), and 3) Unreasonable Mexico (open to applicants from Mexico). For-profit, non-profit, and hybrid ventures are eligible to apply if they are tackling social and environmental problems that have strong market intimacy and validation for their product. They must have a full-time team of at least two people, have completed a prototype or pilot, be able to prove that they have meaningfully engaged with their customers, be highly-scalable (capable of reaching at least one million people), and have generated revenue through the sale of their core product or service.
Development Impact and You is a free new online toolkit, designed by Nesta in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, to help you find, test and scale new ideas. It is a compilation of 30 innovation tools that have been road tested in four continents to help innovators around the world have more impact with the work they do. Download it now for free and join the community at www.diytoolkit.org.