Ashoka

Ashoka
Ashoka
CROWDRISE : Aug 20, 2010
Tax ID: 51-0255908
BASED: Arlington, VA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://www.ashoka.org

Everyone a Changemaker

We envision an Everyone A Changemaker™ world: one that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change.

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.  Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world.  Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.

Ashoka Fellows remain the core of our community, and their insights show us how the world is moving and what is needed next.  Ashoka's mission has evolved beyond catalyzing individual entrepreneurs to enabling an "everyone a changemaker" world.  This means equipping more people – including young people - with the skillset and a connection to purpose so that they can contribute ideas and effectively solve problems at whatever scale is needed in their family, community, city, workplace, field, industry, country.  This evolution comes from the urgent realization that the pace of change is accelerating in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.  Our strategic initiatives focus on setting in motion the people, resources and ecosystems that will bring about a social revolution where everyone contributes to change for the good of all.  Working in partnership with private, philanthropic and citizen sector players we are achieving large-scale social innovation that is grounded in decades of entrepreneurial experience.

Tax ID: 51-0255908 • http://www.ashoka.org

Fundraisers

#Ashoka - Make It Bright! Image #Ashoka - Make It Bright! Amount Raised: $2,150
 

2% Raised of$100,000 Goal

S & S, What? Image S & S, What? Amount Raised: $1,420
 

142% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Events

The Ashoka Gamechanger Image

The Ashoka Gamechanger

Amount:

$6,922

 

6% Raised of$120,000 Goal