6 Ways to Support Social Entrepreneurs at Forefront of Pandemic: Learnings from Ashoka Changemakers United

With the pandemic, from one day to the next, humanity found itself in the midst of a crisis that still raises big questions around how we protect each other, how we deal with isolation...

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Rediscovering Certainty In Our New Reality

Demand is rising for social innovation in a rapidly-changing world. Let’s look at the big picture.

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Think Slow, Act Fast: 5 Tips for using research and knowledge to maximize impact

How can practitioners use research and knowledge work to maximize their impact? Oftentimes it seems as though taking time for reflection, research, and deep thinking is at odds with the entrepreneurial spirit, but a recent conversation with Alexandra Ioan reminds us that knowledge work—when done...
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Want to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic long-term? Support Solutions from Social entrepreneurs. Here’s how.

The Covid-19 pandemic sees social entrepreneurs throughout Europe and the world rising to the challenge and changing or adapting their work to meet the needs posed by this highly demanding situation. With solutions ranging from direct healthcare response to fighting disinformation and consequences...
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Social Purpose Organizations and Digitalization: Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Transformation

The digital transformation influences the role of organizations pursuing social goals in society and fundamentally changes how they organize and reach their objectives. Miriam Wolf and Alexandra Ioan suggest that organizations pursuing social goals can, and already do take, a key role in shaping an...
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Doing Democracy Over Dinner

For many, the holidays mean gathering around the table for a hearty meal with loved ones. But with family festivities often comes controversial conversation — especially around political issues such as migration, security, unemployment, economic stagnation, demographic changes, social inequalities...
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Alexandra Ioan's journey from community organiser to research designer to system changer.

.A 2018 graduate of the Doctoral Programme in Governance, Ioan now heads a new European research centre for Ashoka, a global network that elects Fellows – social entrepreneurs – who have innovative approaches to big public problems and ultimately want to change how systems function. Using her...
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