Ashoka Key Ideas

Browse the latest news and updates about what Ashoka is doing and thinking: storiesevents, and a curated collection showcasing the top insights from Ashoka's global community of change leaders.


You can find the curated collection of insights below:


What the Catholic Church can learn from the resurrection of Barnes & Noble

Picking up some of the lessons that culture critic Ted Gioia identified from Barnes & Noble's change in strategy, Jim McDermott invites us to see how shifting the way things have always been done...

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Texas Muslims Are Redefining Multi-Faith Collaboration

Worth highlighting from the article is that The Minaret Foundation is focusing on dialogue and engaging leaders who are intentionally diverse in spiritual and democratic values to advance topics that...

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Everyone, everywhere, all at once - the only way to address the climate emergency

We found three common strategies Ashoka Fellows use to activate climate agency in others:

1. Making it personal

Communicating the complexities of climate change in a way that resonates with...

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Why the decline of the church matters to everyone?

Around the world, trends are similar: more and more people consider themselves “spiritual but not religious”. In the context of the United States, relief organizations and faith-based organizations...

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Interfaith America is building bridges of cooperation

Ashoka Fellow Eboo Patel is the founder of Interfaith America (previously known as Interfaith Youth Core) and is working to create a truly multicultural approach to the understanding of faith in the...

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Bill Drayton: "Changemaking is the new literacy"

In a recent interview with IDR India, Bill Drayton emphasizes that everyone has the right, and ability, to be a giver. And to be able to give in today’s world where everything is changing, everybody...

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Ashoka releases the "The Unlonely Planet 2022" Report

Ashoka’s global study of systems-changing social entrepreneurs outlines 11 key strategies to building an Everyone a Changemaker world.

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The Maasai Changemaker: Rebecca's Changemaker Journey

Addressing climate change and environmental degradation in Kenya through student-led education and advocacy.
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How to Teach Empathy to Children

Translating empathy into action is tricky. Bill Drayton—the founder and CEO of Ashoka—has some ideas.

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Insights on Changemaker Education

Tactical learnings and ideas from educators on creating a school culture that supports early changemaking.
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Ashoka: Everyone a Changemaker

Ashoka envisions a world in which everyone is a changemaker: a world where everyone is powerful and contributes to change for the good of all. Join our Everyone a Changemaker movement today.
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Answering Society’s Call: A New Leadership Imperative

How do transparency, empathy, and meaning work in practice?

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La Nueva Realidad

Vivir en un mundo que es agente de cambio requiere un nuevo marco para pensar y actuar

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Bill Drayton on the Big Think:

Tearing Down the New Inequality

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A New Age has Dawned: Our Young People Need to be Changemakers

What We Need to Learn to Make the Most of Our Disrupted World

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The Changemaker Effect

Henry De Sio describes the key to success in an era of explosive social change

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Good Grief! Is It Possible to Bridge Our Differences?

“We Need a Way to Talk Openly”

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Empoderar a los profesores para empoderar a los jóvenes

Viviendo y prosperando en este nuevo mundo.

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La edad del empoderamiento está aquí

Si usted disfruta de la sensación de vértigo, eche un vistazo a la Misión recientemente adoptada por la ONU titulada Los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible, la cual consiste en más de 169 objetivos...

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¿Qué significa el liderazgo en el siglo 21?

Determinando los marcos para que otros tomen decisiones y realicen el cambio.

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Todo lo que usted cambia lo cambia todo

Es hora de una revisión de la realidad. Ese fue el mensaje de mi última publicación. El mundo está cambiando. La sociedad está derribando su sistema de divisiones y jerarquía y nuestro mundo, definido...

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Por qué nuestro antiguo modo de aprendizaje no podrá ayudar

Se necesitan nuevas habilidades en un entorno en el que “todos lideran”

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Los equipos fluidos resultan en buenos negocios

Permitiendo que una organización se mantenga competitiva y relevante

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New Paradigm for Leadership – Everyone Leads

See the World Differently – Doing Differently

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Rebooting Our Politics and Schools to Engage Young People

It’s a paradigm shift they feel happening under their feet

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Why Empathy is as Important as Reading and Math

Transformative education must begin with a fresh look at the societal landscape our children and youth are stepping into. A historical shift has radically changed the complexion and complexity of the...

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A Team of Teams World

The rate of change has been accelerating exponentially since 1700 at least. So has the number of people causing change. This acceleration also applies (and I believe this is especially important) to...

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Want true equality? Make everyone powerful.

You can’t play the change game unless you are a changemaker.

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Global executives really fail in the area of human interaction

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