Building Vibrant Communities: Activating Empathy to Create Change
Ashoka Changemakers and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation are seeking innovative ideas that activate empathy to nourish stronger, more vibrant communities and future changemakers.
We are searching for initiatives and ideas that create impact within one or more of the following California counties: San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey. Organizations from other US locations that plan to scale their work into one or more of these counties will also be considered.
Connect with us on Facebook and follow @changemakers and #PackardEmpathy on Twitter for the latest news about the competition. For specific questions, or if English is a barrier to entry and you require language support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome Letter - About the Challenge
Prizes and Assessment Criteria
Deadlines and Procedures
Three Ways to Improve Your Challenge Entry
- Consult Changemakers Guide to Pitching.
Consider best practices from successful past entrants. Embrace storytelling. Get detailed.
- Add multimedia to your project.
Videos are immersive. They're inspiring. And the good ones can transport people into your world. Add that dimension to your written description.
- Trade Feedback and Ratings.
It's a crowded marketplace. The best entrants understand and address the gaps in their pitches. They also describe how their work compares to or complements other leading models.
Send a tweet at #packardempathy
Thought Leaders of the Building Vibrant Communities competition are field experts selected by Ashoka Changemakers who are sharing unique insights about empathy and 21st-century changemaking. To find out more about how to become a Thought Leader, please contact Kristie Wang.
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