Make The Change

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Make The Change: Take The Chance - Make The Change

Singapore, SingaporeSingapore, SingaporeSingapore, Singapore
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Scaling strategies launched within the past 6 months:
Organizational Growth
Campaigns
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

As an enabler in the ecosystem of design for social good, we aim to deepen our social impact by curating events, conducting educational programmes, community activities, and connecting public, private, and people stakeholders through design.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

All social enterprises and NGOs have great marketing collaterals and targeted marketing campaigns that are affordable and easy to implement
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

We Make The Change with 3 programs: Creative Services for NGOs and Social Enterprises MTC Community Development MTC CSR Engagement

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Creative Services for NGOs and Social Enterprises MTC provides design and creative services for NGOs and social enterprises with the help of our volunteers. In the last 2 years, with one full-time staff and many volunteers, we have rendered design and community development services to 34 organizations from NGOs, Social Enterprises, Change Makers and Corporations. These projects were made possible with 128 skilled volunteers and 140 young professionals. Based on the design services we have rendered to these organizations, on average, we achieved savings of SGD$60,000.00 from our pro-bono design rates.

Awards

Social Entrepreneurship President Challenge 2015, Start Up Category Commendation Award
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

MTC Community Development Through education and mentorship, Make The Change (MTC) engages the creative community to volunteer their time and expertise in social projects and help social enterprises and NGOs achieve their social missions. Our programs empower students from low-income communities through education; learning skills in marketing, advertising, and design.
Sustainability
Funding: How is your project financially supported?: 
grants or contracts - 20%
earned income (product or services sales, licensing, franchising, consulting, financing, etc.) - 80%
Team

Founding Story

Make The Change (MTC) is an initiative by Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy (CMA). It evolved from a student’s CSR engagement idea to a vision of becoming the central marketplace of creative services and creative capabilities with the aim of nurturing and cultivating an ecosystem of volunteerism and “design for good” culture among the creative communities. As a social enterprise, MTC addresses the need for quality yet affordable marketing and creative services for social sector organizations by engaging industry professionals, junior creatives and advertising design students as volunteers or at subsidised rates. This engagement model has been effective in solving the time and talent shortage issues in creative skills for social sector.

Team

Pedro Aguirre Michelle Lim