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Changemakers® is a community of action where we all collaborate on solutions. We know we have the power to solve the world’s most pressing social problems. We’re already doing it, one project, one idea at a time.How do we do it? We talk about the issues, share stories and mentor, advise, and encourage each other in group forums, even engage in friendly competition. We form surprising connections and unexpected partnerships across the globe that turn the old ways of problem solving upside down. We try things that have never been tried before.

Leveraging Business for Social Change:

Building the Field of Social Business

Artemisia and Ashoka’s Changemakers believe social business is a powerful engine for serving vulnerable and low-income communities by delivering the critical goods and services they need to improve their lives and lift themselves from poverty.We invite you to help build the emerging field of social business by submitting social business models that most successfully harness smart business techniques and strategies to build financially viable social ventures. We are looking for initiatives that can scale up to improve millions of people´s quality of life.

By participating in the Leveraging Business for Social Change competition, you can help identify how the most successful social business models provide social benefits in emerging markets.Social businesses are a new breed in every respect: they creatively apply market forces for social benefit, and they can offer more inclusive participation in ownership, management, and profit distribution. Social businesses are pioneering new forms of distribution, pricing for affordability and community participation all along the value chain.Help us surface the key challenges and successes of new social business models. Join us to connect the resources, insights, and skills of social business entrepreneurs, investors, workers, consumers, business specialists, and other entrepreneurs.

Guidelines and Criteria: The Leveraging Business for Social Change competition is open to all types of individuals and organizations (charitable organizations, private companies, or public entities) from all countries. We consider all entries that

  • reflect the theme of the competition Leveraging Business for Social Change: Building the Field of Social Business.
  • Indicate growth beyond the concept or research stage. While we support new ideas at every stage and encourage their entry, the judges are better able to evaluate programs that are beyond the conceptual stage and have demonstrated a proof of impact.
  • Are submitted in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.

resent your entry by the early entry deadline, April 28. The 2 winners of the early entry prize will receive a digital camera each one. Enter before the competition deadline of June 9 and you may be one of three winners that receive USD $5000 to advance your project.

Changing Lives Through Football

Nike and Ashoka’s Changemakers are pleased to kick-off the “Changing Lives Through Football” competition, building on the success of two collaborative competitions that have helped surface the best ideas in the emerging field of sport for social change (the “Sport for a Better World” and “GameChangers: Change the Game for Women in Sport” competitions).

Whether through their partnerships in Africa that support communities that fight HIV/AIDS, or its “Stand Up Speak Up” campaign to empower sports fans to voice their opposition to racism, Nike has long recognized the power of football (“soccer” in the US) to affect real change.

Criteria and Prizes: The Changing Lives Through Football competition is open to all types of individuals and organizations (charitable organizations, private companies, or public entities) from all countries. We consider all entries that:

  • Reflect the theme of the challenge: Changing Lives Through Football. The scope of the competition is to identify innovative solutions that use football to strengthen community, accelerate development and drive social change. Entries are invited from organizations and individuals in all countries.
  • Indicate growth beyond the conceptual stage and have demonstrated impact and sustainability. While we support new ideas at every stage and encourage their entry, the judges are better able to evaluate programs that are beyond the conceptual stage and have demonstrated a proof of impact.
  • Are submitted in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.

Share your solution for using football for social change. Submit your entry by the early entry deadline, April 28 and be eligible to win a digital camera. Enter before the competition deadline of June 11 and you may be one of six winners that are eligible to win a total of USD $90,000 in prizes

Revelation to Action: Your Place. Your Idea. Your Change

Green Mountain Coffee and Ashoka’s Changemakers have come together to find and help fund the most innovative ideas that strengthen and improve communities in Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut or Massachusetts.

Criteria and Prizes: The competition is open to all types of individuals and organizations that are operating in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island or New York. Individuals or organizations not from the region must have local operations or partners on the ground in these states.

  • Reflect the theme of the competition: Revelation to Action: Your Place. Your Idea. Your Change.
  • Demonstrate groundbreaking solutions that inspire others to help make their community a better place to live.
  • Indicate growth beyond the stage of idea, concept, or research. At a minimum, entries should be at the demonstration stage and indicate success. While we support new ideas at every stage and encourage their entry, the judges are better able to evaluate programs that are beyond the conceptual stage, and have demonstrated a proof of impact, even at small scale.
  • Are submitted in English.

Enter or nominate innovations from now until April 21. The best innovations will be awarded prizes totaling USD $50,000, and nominators are also eligible for prizes. Learn how to get involved. Access the entry form online or download the entry form in Word.

Women Tools Technology: Building Opportunities & Economic Power

Join Ashoka’s Changemakers, ExxonMobil, and The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) in this global challenge! Share your innovations which enable women to access and use the power of tools and technology to expand their opportunities for economic advancement. For more information, see the press release and ICRW’s Bridging the Gender Divide in Technology.

Criteria and Prizes: The Women Tools Technology Challenge is open to all types of individuals and organizations (charitable organizations, private companies, or public entities) from all countries. We consider all entries that:

  • Reflect the theme of the challenge: Women Tools Technology: Building Opportunities & Economic Power
  • Indicate growth beyond the conceptual stage and have demonstrated impact and sustainability. While we support new ideas at every stage and encourage their entry, the judges are better able to evaluate programs that are beyond the conceptual stage and have demonstrated a proof of impact.
  • Are submitted in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.

The top three entries will win USD $5000 each. Winners of the Women Tools Technology Challenge will also be invited to participate in a collaboration workshop with Ashoka’s Changemakers and ExxonMobil during summer.

Healthy Mothers, Strong World: The Next Generation of Ideas for Maternal Health

Strong mothers enable children, families, communities and economies to grow and thrive. And we have the power to end preventable maternal death and disability in our lifetime. Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force are partnering to transform the maternal health field.

Criteria and Prizes: The competition is open to all types of organizations (citizen sector or charitable organizations, private companies, or public entities) from all countries. We consider all entries that:

  • Reflect the theme of the competition: “Healthy Mothers, Strong World: The Next Generation of New Ideas for Maternal Health.”
  • Demonstrate system-changing and paradigm-shifting solutions that improve maternal health, especially in resource-poor settings.
  • Indicate growth beyond the stage of idea, concept, or research. At a minimum, entries should be at the demonstration stage and indicate success. While we support new ideas at every stage and encourage their entry, the judges are only able to evaluate programs that are beyond the conceptual stage, and have demonstrated a proof of impact, even at small scale.
  • Are submitted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Arabic.

Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force will select 16 individual Young Champions of Maternal Health. Based on their winning submissions, these Young Champions will receive the unique opportunity to work abroad for nine-months on a maternal health project, mentored by an Ashoka Fellow innovating in the field of maternal health. In addition to this professional development opportunity, Young Champions will have access to maternal health experts through the Maternal Health Task Force and resources to further develop their ideas and projects. All Young Champions will receive a monthly stipend and 100% financial support for travel, accommodation, insurance, and visa costs. Ideas and projects emerging from the Young Champions Program will be publicized widely.

Preventing Violence Against Women

Campus of Excellence and Ashoka’s Changemakers believe we have the power to raise awareness about gender-based violence and take actions to prevent it. The fight against discrimination has made significant gains worldwide, but injustice remains accepted as the cultural norm in many societies. We need your help to identify new approaches that will eliminate sexual, physical, and emotional abuse against women.

Criteria and Prizes: This global online challenge is open to all types of organizations (social organizations, private companies, and public entities) worldwide. We will consider all entries that:

  • Reflect the theme of the challenge:“Preventing Violence Against Women” Entries must include systemic change solutions that help to prevent sexual, physical, psychological, and emotional abuse of women, and promote the creation of awareness in order to prevent gender-based violence.
  • Are either at idea stage or undergoing the implementation stage.
  • Have submitted a complete entry form before the deadline.
  • Are submitted in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

You can win USD $5000 to advance your project, and the opportunity to attend the Campus of Excellence event in Spain. The two runners up will also receive invitations to the event.

More information: http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/competitions

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1 Comment

  1. Tyler Ahn says:

    Thanks for a great post of all of our opportunities! We appreciate the possibility for change in any corner of the world. If any of the members of the Khmer Scholars Network have any questions or want more info on how to participate, please drop me a note at tahn@ashoka.org.

    Happy Changemaking!

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