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Being a Changemaker in a Changing World

What does it mean to have the world’s sixteenth largest economy (which is growing rapidly), a population where 60 percent of people are under the age of 30, and an undeveloped citizen sector? For Turkey, it means having a huge potential for citizen- and youth-led social change.

Everything You Change Changes Everything

It’s time for a reality check. That was the cautionary message in my last post. The world is changing. Society is tearing down its system of silos and hierarchy, and our world defined by repetition and efficiency is quickly transitioning. The new system is flat, fluid, and one that is characterized by change. Everyone plays and everyone is bigger.

How Fluid Teams Create Good Business

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and the rate of change accelerates, new organizational models are fundamental to an organization’s ability to remain competitive and relevant. When organizations empower fluid and open teams with distributed accountability and decision-making, the effect is twofold: They infuse passion and purpose among their workforce and they set themselves up to solve problems nimbly and quickly.

A Peace Corps Perspective: Are Social Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

To celebrate the Peace Corps' 50th birthday on September 22, Change inSight will be bringing you impact stories from current and returned volunteers from around the world.

Since returning from the Peace Corps five months ago, I sometimes find myself questioning “changemaking” from the perspective of nature versus nurture: How much of one’s ability to transform systems derives from inherent personality traits, and how much results from trainings, experiences, and interactions acquired over time?

The Changemaker Effect in Society

Henry De Sio Jr., Global Chair for Framework Change of Ashoka, talks about "The Changemaker Effect," a term he coined to describe the rising engagement and involvement of citizens, coupled with dynamic technological advancements and the democratization of leadership, as the key driver of explosive social change and how it is accelerating the transition to a world characterized by change.

Good Grief! Is It Possible to Bridge Our Differences?

"From the outset, our end-goal was one of culture change. People woke up and realized they were in relationships only with people that looked like them and believed in the things they believed. They wanted to break out of that, but didn’t know how. So we decided to stage an intervention."

Moving the Next Phase of the Project and Future Forum

After wrapping up the last operational year in March, the second phase the Birthing Project New Orleans in collaboration with Kellogg Foundation was started in April. Since the Mississippi projects were included, we had to travel to the rural part of USA where one of the Birthing Project USA is operating.

Peace Corps and Ashoka: Celebrating Anniversaries and Collaborations

Did you know that Sargent Shriver, the dynamic force behind the creation of the Peace Corps, provided thought leadership for the creation of Ashoka as a member of the Ashoka Council? In fact, there have been many powerful points of intersection throughout the history of Peace Corps and Ashoka.

Peer Educators, Myths, and World AIDS Day

1 in 4 sex workers in Bali are suffering from HIV. And those are the ones that have already been tested, not the host of others that have not. That is quite a large percentage, but these women have been tested, and many are being treated. The real problem lies in the housewives and the newborns, whose diagnosed number is on the rise. These are the real victims as they are out of reach from the various innovative programs going on that target sex workers and ‘at risk’ groups.