We now live in a changemaker world.
The world is defined by change and requires a new mindset. Ashoka envisions a world in which everyone is a changemaker: a world where all citizens are powerful and contribute to change in positive ways.
Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an "everyone a changemaker world."
What We Do
Ashoka supports an "Everyone a Changemaker" world through its programs in more than 90 countries, building and amplifying this global movement in three stages:
Identify and support the world's leading social entrepreneurs
We find and cultivate social entrepreneurs in every corner of the world, whose system-changing innovations solve deep-rooted social problems. We invite them into the Ashoka Fellowship - providing early stage financial support and a lifetime membership into an expansive network of peers and partners - enabling them to achieve their vision and have even greater impact. We then draw on the insights and patterns of these 3,500+ Ashoka Fellows to understand what the future needs and how to create new solutions for building a better world.
Equip everyone to be a changemaker
We inspire and enable changemaking in the public-at-large, and work to give all citizens the confidence and tools to solve problems for the good of all. Specifically, we focus on preparing the next generation to navigate this rapidly-changing world by ensuring all young people have the critical skills they need.
Accelerate the "Everyone a Changemaker" world
We mobilize a network of organizations to join us in shifting mindsets and reshaping how we learn, work, and live together to catalyze changemaking for the good of society. We partner with schools, universities, corporations, citizen sector organizations, media, and other influencers to co-lead this movement with us.
The New Framework
Ashoka has identified a new framework for living and working together in this radically different world - drawn from insights working with our global network of Ashoka Fellows, the world's leading social entrepreneurs. The four elements of the framework are empathy, teamwork, new leadership, and changemaking.
- Empathy is the ability to apply it. With a deep understanding of others. we can build relationships and collaborate to solve the problems facing the world. Learn More
- Collaborative Teamwork in fluid, open "team-of-teams"; give small groups the freedom to experiment while driving everyone to share what they learn across the entire organization. Learn More
- A New Kind of Leadership that enables teams of powerful self-initiating changemakers, provides a vision, and ensures that goals are met. Learn More
- Changemaking is the ability to act and create change in whatever role you play. Learn More
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