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Changemakers

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

What If What We Studied Had Global Impact?

Matt Murrie | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if, in order to overcome the biggest problems we're facing, we need a two-pronged attack that places greater emphasis on interdisciplinary thought and experiential learning as opposed to rigid disciplines and lectures?

Why You Should Stop Making Excuses and Start Doing Cool Sh*t

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Let me tell you just a few reasons why Miki Agrawal, whom I met through the inspirational Summit Series community, is a firecracker of a human being and one of my personal heroines.

Want to Make a Difference for the World's Poorest People by Volunteering Overseas?

Peter Walters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

There have been many articles written about the voluntourism industry in recent years. Often authors aggressively attack the idea. But what we keep finding however, is that few of these articles give practical ideas to passionate young people who want to make a difference.

Show Up, Speak Up, Stand Up: A 2013 Rhodes Scholar's Formula for Changing the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

A self-described "Ghanadian-American dreamer" whose parents hail from Ghana, was born in Canada, and grew up from age five in the U.S., Joy is a powerful example of what one can accomplish with a can-do attitude and enduring commitment to making the world a better place.

The Empathy Formula

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Instead of offering disconnected but well-intentioned efforts to help children think, feel or act, would adults start to help children think, feel and act? Would communities be increasingly populated with people who were neither narcissistic nor emotionally empty?

From South Central, LA, to the Summit of the Grand Teton: A Journey to Change

Emily Yu | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Emily Yu

I recently had a chance to talk with one groundbreaking Millennial leader named Juan Martinez and learn from him about his views on social change, impact, and the next generation.

Millennials Are Turning Green

Erin Schrode | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Erin Schrode

If youth are the future, we must lead the charge for positive, collaborative change... and young people are stepping up in cities, towns, and villages worldwide to defy the odds, to achieve the impossible.

Milkshake -- It's All Good!

Milkshake | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Milkshake

There is so much that goes on in the world that is positive, moving things forward, making change happen. What we love most about Milkshake is finding the stories and products and people who are mostly unknown but making big impacts.

Making More Health

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

When you're sick, you see the doctor. When you get a medical test it goes to the lab. When you need medicine, you go to the pharmacy. Or not.

Meet the 2011 World of Children Award Honorees: Cause for Optimism at Home and Abroad

Stephanie March | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Stephanie March

Seven changemakers have been honored at the 2011 World of Children Award. Their life-changing work is a reminder of the potential of one individual to change the trajectory of the lives of others.

Water Privatization: Villainy or Necessity?

John Converse Townsend | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

Until recently, the privatization of humanity's most valuable resource was a Third World problem. Now the idea and the economics behind it are spreading to more developed countries like China, Russia, Canada, and even the United States.

Celebrating 30 Years Of Social Entrepreneurship

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Social entrepreneurship today enjoys the high regard it has long deserved -- fully 30 years after the organization that launched the movement was born.

How Travelers Can Help Stem Human Trafficking

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

The hospitality industry is increasingly making things decidedly inhospitable for a certain kind of person: human traffickers. Hotels, airlines and ...

Green Jobs: More Than Just Green and More Than Just Jobs

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

There's plenty of demand for solutions to our major global challenges and potential for great benefit from solutions rooted in environmentalism.

Matchmaking That Works: Building An Efficient Marketplace For Employment

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 07.27.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Harnessing the web and mobile devices can help reach untapped populations of new workers, identify opportunities in less-competitive professions, and reveal markets with great potential for growth.

A Poodle, a Kitten and a Really Smart Crow: Lessons in Change

Charles Tsai | Posted 07.16.2011 | Impact
Charles Tsai

If you're a social entrepreneur, make establishing a CHANGE model your first priority, even if others only ask you about your BUSINESS model.

A 'Master Class' for Making a Difference

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Making a difference. It's something every one of us wants to do at some point in our lives. But how?

Social Entrepreneur Shortage? Look Under-the-Radar

DeronTriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DeronTriff

For every Ashoka Fellow, there are countless social entrepreneurs working outside the esteemed incubators who are moving the needle in unprecedented ways.

The Rise of the Entrepreneur Activist

Paul Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Lamb

One wonders if these budding entrepreneurs, acting in a coordinated fashion and in concert with other types of activists and social sector organizations, could influence change on a mass scale?

New Year, New Job, New Radical

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

What's a New Radical? Someone who's found a way to put the skills acquired in her career to work on the world's greatest challenges. Here are five organizations that can help you become a New Radical in 2010.

What Am I Going To Do With The Rest Of My Life?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Bill Drayton is the world's best-kept secret. Have you heard of him or the organization he started nearly thirty years ago, the Ashoka Foundation? I confess that until recently I hadn't either. Yet Ashoka has helped millions of people around the world.

Guest Blogger, Charlie Brown: Opening a New Door

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Diamandis

The market place makes it hard for us to discover solutions. Ashoka has been finding these solutions in the form of social entrepreneurs for nearly 30 years in every corner of the globe.