Changemakers Community

Changemakers Community
A Vibrant Community

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.




Project Happiness (PH) teaches students the skills to build emotional resilience, self-awareness, and empathy. Informed by neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness, PH “teaches kids to be happy and strong from the inside” and helps adults strengthen social and emotional skills as well, said founder Randy Taran.


Howard Buffett’s recent book, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, shares two interrelated insights: that a farmer gets to produce around 40 annual harvests in her lifetime, and that living soils play an absolutely essential role in her and future generations’ abilities increase that harvest each year.


By co-founding Hollaback, Emily May is making street harassment as culturally unacceptable as sexual harassment in the workplace, by naming and raising visibility of the problem, and establishing systems and accessible tools to effectively report and address it.

Tools for Changemakers

Story Telling GuideChangemaker’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 GuideStrengthen the pitch you make for your project: a guide for wooing funders. Learn how to put your best foot forward.
Innovation MappingThis 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.



RISE 2014 - Connect, Communicate, Collaborate

RISE 2014, a summit focused on the shared values of being responsible, inclusive, sustainable and eco-friendly, happens September 11 to 13 at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai, based on the theme of “Connect, Communicate, Collaborate.” The Summit will enable interaction between multi-stakeholders across sectors and will help to build awareness for inclusive business models and sustainable development strategies. RISE 2014 will provide a unique opportunity to its participants for branding around social and natural capital, research, tapping unconventional markets and new channel partners, social message advertising, cause related marketing, rural markets and other exploration. It will set the stage for deeper engagement between government, academia, social enterprises, and the private and development.

Wings for Changemakers: Help Changemakers Take Flight!

Give wings to leading social entrepreneurs: one click, one vote, big impact at 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.

Development Impact and You Free Online Toolkit

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