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Leadership in a Changemaker World: Lessons from the COO of Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign

As history itself would attest, there’s no doubting the fact that the team who managed U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2008 “Obama for America” Presidential Campaign ran it like a well-oiled machine.

Ashoka Philippines

The organization was named after the Indian emperor Ashoka, a good historical example of a social innovator.

Since the organization’s main purpose is to develop a changemaking culture, looking for social innovators and helping them reach their full potential is one of its important functions.

We've Seen The Best (And The Rest)

How Bill Drayton and Roy Prosterman Shaped Our Core Principles on Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership

In February, the era-shaping philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates issued an annual letter — titled “The 10 Toughest Questions We Get” — that was noteworthy for the willingness of its authors to be open and forthright about the basis of their core principles.

Italia che Cambia - Daniel Tarozzi

“Cosa vorresti fare da grande?” Alla domanda di Daniel Tarozzi, posta a giovani delle scuole superiori durante un progetto di educazione ai media, una ragazza di 17 anni risponde

Compreendendo o impacto do empreendedorismo social: como a Ashoka mede o seu impacto sistêmico

The article begins with an overview of recent trends in social entrepreneurship and select milestones in performance measurement in the U.S. citizen sector. The article then offers definitions of social entrepreneurship and systemic change that have been developed by Ashoka during its 25 years of investing in and supporting the field. It goes on to present the Ashoka Measuring Effectiveness methodology and includes sample results from the first six years of survey implementation.

We Used to Build Things

"When you look around today, you see a lot of history-making new companies being created, but you don’t see too many big civic organizations. There are some great social entrepreneurs, like Bill Drayton, who started Ashoka, but the only vast national civic movements I can think of are the charter school movement and the Tea Party.

We’ve got just as many problems as previous generations faced — as many as in the progressive era, I’d say. Why has there been this decline in civic institution building?

Understanding the Impact of Social Entrepreneurs: Ashoka's Answer to the Challenge of Measuring Effectiveness

The article begins with an overview of recent trends in social entrepreneurship and select milestones in performance measurement in the U.S. citizen sector. The article then offers definitions of social entrepreneurship and systemic change that have been developed by Ashoka during its 25 years of investing in and supporting the field. It goes on to present the Ashoka Measuring Effectiveness methodology and includes sample results from the first six years of survey implementation.

¿Qué significa el liderazgo en el siglo 21?

Algo extraordinario sucedió en los tres años entre 2008 y 2011 que cambió fundamentalmente nuestra percepción del liderazgo. Ha causado un cambio tan revolucionario que pronto veremos nuestra antigua noción de liderazgo de la misma manera que ahora vemos las estrictas reglas de etiqueta de los siglos 18 y 19 -como una reliquia un poco curiosa de un tiempo pasado que sofocaba la autoexpresión y el crecimiento personal.