Sound Bytes 3 (Bornstein) "Social entrepreneurs identify resources where others only see problems.They view the villagers as the solution, not the passive beneficiary.They begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities theyre serving." — David Bornstein
Ashoka envisions an Everyone A Changemaker™ world: one that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where eachindividual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change.
Sound Bytes 6 (Bill 1) “Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish, or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” — Bill Drayton
What is ourframework for creating social change?
An Everyone A Changemaker™ World SUPPORTSELECT & GLOBALSUPPORT CHANGE BUILD COMMUNITY
Social Entrepreneurs Need Other CHANGEMAKERS A social entrepreneur Changemakers enter thepioneers and establishes new field, help build on the a new field or a new new idea, multiply change pattern in society and tip the world
Leading Companies Need CHANGEMAKERS Companies seek a competitive edge Examples of Ashoka’s through a talented Partner Companies workforce: • Problem solvers Nike Ben & Jerry’s • Strong team players Staples • Entrepreneurial Starbucks initiative-takers National Geographic • Empathetic leaders
Leading Universities Need CHANGEMAKERSUniversities increasinglyseek out applicants whoare: • Able to create a Examples of Ashoka’s successful college Partner Universities experience Duke University • Willing to take on New York University campus leadership roles Howard University • Successful team players, Cornell University which leads to career Johns Hopkins University successes • Engaged in the community
How do we measure the impact of the change we create?
SOCIAL CHANGE is Not a Simple Metric.. It isn’t just about how many women gain access to formal employment. Social entrepreneurs focus on shifting national policy on women’s economic participation.
SOCIAL CHANGE is Not a Simple Metric.. It isn’t just about how many children receive free social services. Social entrepreneurs focus on changing the entire welfare system.
Ashoka Fellows: IMPACTWORKING TOWARD ORIGINAL VISION Albina Ruiz was elected to the Fellowship in 1995. Today she continues to work with her idea thanks to Ashokas support. “Before receiving Ashoka’s support, we reached approximately 140,000 inhabitants annually; this year we are approaching 4 million. For me Ashoka’s help is endless and the Social Entrepreneur badge is a symbol of innovation, creativity, ethical fiber, social impact, that the world recognizes.” — Ashoka Fellow Albina Ruiz (Peru)
Ashoka Fellows: IMPACTINDEPENDENT REPLICATION Fabio Rosa has helped cut rural electrification costs by 70-80% in Brazil and brought electricity to the homes of over 1 million people. Fabios innovation has spread to 23 countries worldwide.
Ashoka Fellows: IMPACTPOLICY INFLUENCE Jeroo Billimoria, through Childline, has provided direct assistance to more than 26,000 street children in Mumbai, India. Childline has answered over 2 million calls and spread to 38 cities nationally. Today, both the Indian and Brazilian governments have adopted her model.
Ashoka Fellows: IMPACTLEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT JB Schramm, through College Summit, has enabled over 10,000 low-income high school students gain access to college through strategic assistance with the admissions process. College Summit produces college- going rates of 79%, almost double the 46% baseline among low-income youth.