Wanted : COMMUNITY NINJA ! (part time paid position)

We’re excited to announce that Changemakers Association is hiring (for the first time!). We’re looking for a Community Ninja ! Does making a difference in the Social Entrepreneurship ecosystem light you up? Are you eager to be part of something bigger, and use your talents to support a growing community of Changemakers ? Are you…

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5 Core Planning Principles for Leading Your Impact-Driven Business

What is the point of running a business? Depending on who you ask, you’ll get different answers… “To maximize shareholder value”, the Fortune 500 company executives will say. “To have a successful exit (sale)”, the start-up tech founder will say. “To have freedom of my time and control over my future”, the lifestyle entrepreneur will…

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3 Best Practices to deal with Ups and Downs in your Entrepreneurial Journey

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We recently published an article on the importance of iteration, showcasing 3 real life case studies of Changemakers having twisted their business model and strategy along the way (if you haven’t read it yet, you can find it here : Business Model (R)Evolution). >> We’ve since received a number of comments and messages, encouraging us…

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Business Model (R)Evolution – or how Changemakers keep evolving as they go

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Changemkaers (aka Impact Entrepreneurs, and Social Business owners) are Business Revolutionaries : we hack traditional business models to not only make a profit, but first and foremost make a difference in the world. In order to make this change happen in our societies, we often undergo personal revolutions – and our entrepreneurial journeys is full…

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How much time does it take to be successful as an impact-driven entrepreneur?

A question probably every entrepreneur asks himself (at least at some point)… how long will it take for my business to be successful?! For obvious reasons, there is not 1 clear answer that would suits everyone (and those who say “3 years” without even knowing your situation, market, and objectives, can only be wrong!). That…

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9 Ways to Grow as a Leader for Change

This month, we have been putting the spotlight on leadership as a changemaker. It’s not a topic that’s usually on top of the to-do list (let’s face it, ‘leadership’ is usually not even on the to-do list!) but leadership skills are absolutely foundational for any changemaker or individual who wants to create long-term, meaningful impact…

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How I started a business…. with someone I’ve never met !

How I started a business…. with someone I’ve never met ! Inless than 1 generation, the Internet has transformed our lives. From what seemed to be a convenient tool to exchange information, the Internet has become a vital tool to connect with loved ones, shop, be informed efficiently, feel entertained, and of course : work. Back in…

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How to Write a Book to Scale Your Impact

Writing and publishing a book sounds like a massive undertaking. Not only do you need to feel like you have something concrete and useful to say — or narrow down the million things you want to say into one key message — but then you have to sit down and write the darn thing! It is certainly a big…

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3 success factors every Changemaker should embrace

More and more (awesome) people are starting their own venture to create “the change they want to see in the world”. They quit their — sometimes very well paid — jobs to become Social Entrepreneurs. They dedicate their life at making a difference. Being an entrepreneur is not easy. Being a changemaker is even more challenging, as you have…

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Who are the Changemakers that will change the world?

We all have in mind super-successful Social Enterprises like TOMs, Kiva, or Grameen Bank. And although those examples are inspiring, the vast majority of Changemakers are much smaller initiatives. As belief in the idea and power of social entrepreneurship grows, along with more and more examples to learn from being shared everyday, the interest in…

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