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.|
Give wings to leading social entrepreneurs: one click, one vote, big impact at http://wingsforchangemakers.com: for every vote, All Nippon Airways will contribute $0.50 to an Ashoka Fellow. You can cast a new vote weekly. You can also contribute one percent of the price of any ticket you buy on ANA. In addition, ANA will provide air transportation to the five Ashoka Fellows.
Join a live, online presentation on Tuesday, March 11, at noon EST, when Idealist will launch a new network—online and on the ground, in cities, villages, schools and workplaces—designed to make good ideas spread more quickly. It will make it easier for all of us to act on our good intentions; get more ideas to bubble up in cities, villages, schools, and workplaces, and then connect all those people and organizations who want to implement them; and create a social context that will make all this possible.
The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. This is an open call for ideas. We want to discover projects that make the Internet better. We want an Internet that fuels innovation through the creation and sharing of ideas. In June we will award $2.75 million, including $250,000 from the Ford Foundation, to support the most compelling ideas. Submit your idea by completing our brief application by March 18. We're open to projects in technology, journalism, policy, education and more -- any innovative idea that helps strengthen the Internet. Anyone, anywhere in the world may apply.
Lend for America, a non-profit organization that trains and supports students who are leading microfinance initiatives on their college campuses, is offering a paid fellowship for students who will receive a $2,500 stipend to spend the summer with a leading microfinance organization, gaining technical skills and experience in microlending, financial capability coaching, and innovative underbanked financial services products. Applications are available until Mar 30, 2014 at www.lendforamerica.org/fellowship.
Applications now open for The Tech Awards 2014, honoring 10 international techmanitarians who are unleashing the potential of technological innovation for a better world. Awards are given by The Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley five categories: Environment, Education, Young Innovator (under age 27), Health, and Economic Development.The Tech Awards laureates are invited to Silicon Valley, where they are given access to resources and mentoring to aid in scaling their organizations’ impact and visibility. The visit culminates in The Tech Awards Gala, where the laureates are awarded unrestricted cash prizes of $75,000 and $25,000. Apply now before the deadline: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.