The changemaking bug often starts early in life – and the earlier the start, the bigger the ambition, according to Ashoka research. All the more important for adults to be ‘non-controlling allies’ who encourage the innovators of the future.
New data from 800 Ashoka fellows – ‘world’s best focus group’ of social entrepreneurs globally – pinpoints 11 strategies for changing systems, including helping others to develop their own identity as a ‘changemaker’.
Every single citizen can contribute to building an ‘impact city’ – if they’re equipped with the skills and mindset. How a government-backed programme in Amsterdam is educating the ‘impact-makers of the future’.
It’s a highly valued asset in the workplace – and one of seven skills every social entrepreneur needs in order to survive. Expert guidance on developing the mindset and skills to become a critical thinker, making you a better leader.
The education offered to future business leaders, accountants and financiers is “deeply acultural, secular and exclusive”. Faith-based approaches could guide a new model – one that nourishes trust, respects nature and builds a sustainable economy.
A mobile app developed by former gang members to help people in crisis has been used by millions. It's just one example of the hands-on 'systems work' people are taking to tackle the problems around them.
A formerly thriving local hub had become almost unrecognisable and was on the brink of closure – until a community asset transfer helped turn it back into a bustling space of support and creativity. The inside story on a Bristol centre's new lease of life.