Customized analysis on the most relevant intelligence and insights from the world’s leading innovators needed to build the highest impact networks.
Our learning network spans over 80 countries in every sector, including Nobel Peace Prize winners, advisors to Presidents, best-selling authors, all time most-popular TED speakers, all of whom are recognized for their on-the-ground problem solving. Mapping uncovers patterns of what works in the ﬁeld, what solutions are missing, and illuminates ideas about how change is happening.
Changemakers will work with you to develop a Discovery Framework. Rather than searching for a silver bullet, we rely on understanding how solutions work together within a global context to effect change. It takes into consideration the actionable components of a problem (which we call barriers) and the varied solutions (which we call design principles) required to maximize social impact and galvanize innovation. This approach is a different way of thinking about systems change —one that values practice over theory and on-the-ground invention over academic analysis.
An award- based competition aimed to mobilize key changemakers and changemaker institutions to develop and scale the most innovative solutions.
The Challenge is designed in a way to facilitate the creation innovators who can work together to scale the best solutions.
Participating institutions are encouraged to field “change teams” as participants - pooling the perspectives of, for example, students, faculty, and administrators to co-design solutions, and individual innovators are encouraged to connect and collaborate on solutions.
Collectively, these teams become part of a broader community of practice - supported through tools such as peer review, stories, Hangouts and physical meetups - designed to inspire, support, and inform the implementation and scaling of the leading ideas.
A three day Changemaker- facilitated, peer-learning process, preceded by five months of meticulous candidate selection, curriculum development, preparatory content, logistics and storytelling for impact.
The experience is divided into three sections: building a community, building a venture, and building a movement. The curriculum, Fellows and experts we engage address themes like failure and resilience, fundraising, scaling, leading teams, and, centrally, evolving models for highest impact.
Through each boot camp, emerging innovators are challenged to advance their leadership and scale the positive social impact of their work. Each emerging innovator receives personalized training, mentoring from senior social entrepreneurs, business experts, and thought leaders, and opportunities for collaboration with other innovators in their cohort. Emerging innovators will also be featured in a three-month trilingual online campaign designed to share their insights and best practices with other social innovators seeking to accelerate their ideas to the next level.
Changemakers Courses are Ashoka- facilitated learning experiences for professional development and organizational growth in social innovation and impact. The courses include intimate in-person workshops and a six week interactive online course, enrolling up to 80 select students.
The purpose of the Changemakers Course is to bring together knowledge and networks to equip innovative changemaking institutions, entrepreneurs, and employees. Participants who complete their Changemakers Course increase professional skill sets and make connections with others working on the topic around the world. Each graduating participant receives a unique certificate of completion and is added to the Changemakers Course Alumni Network.