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:

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Making the Intangible Tangible in Education

As a teenager I struggled with a few fundamental questions: Who am I? How do I deal with and understand life and my experience? On what basis do I figure out what to do with my life? As those...

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Wholeness Unleashing Changemaking Power: Black, Queer & Muslim

Blair Imani, age 29, is an author, historian, educator, and influencer who leverages her creative voice and platforms to lift voices of queer, Black, and Muslim changemakers, and share ideas on human...

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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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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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根本的な社会システムの変革起きる時代で成功するための鍵を、Henry De Sioが語る。

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リーダーシップの新たなパラダイム – 誰もがリーダー

世界の見方を変える – やり方を変える

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もし、あなたが多少のことでは驚かないのであれば、国連が先ごろ採択した行動指針: 持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)


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Global executives really fail in the area of human interaction

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New skills are needed in an “everyone leads” environment,

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