Accelerating the collective potential of individual change.
The organizational and individual capacity to create positive change is well advanced and growing . And yet we’re not changing fast enough ! By Social Entrepreneurs. For Social Entrepreneurs.
And their potential for change is continually being opened by experiences and events . Even a single movie can open an entire culture to a little more change . And yet we’re not changing fast enough ! Are you thinking differently? Are you more open to acting differently? How many others are open to acting differently? How many initiatives will benefit from that openness?
and in every action there is choice whether conscious or not . At the root of everything influenced by humanity is individual action… So what is constraining the collective potential for positive change ?
The collective potential for positive change is constrained by the resistance of individuals and the organizations and systems we’ve created to change. When it comes to change, most people prefer the comfort of what is . What if you could change … What if everyone changed … a little more?
How can we accelerate change on a societal scale? What increases an individual’s capacity for change whether they consciously want to or not ? Accelerating the individual and social capacity for positive change is the foundation of our collective potential for positive change .
Today… we seek to create a new initiative : Funded by investors committed to addressing the foundations of change . Co-created by the interdependent communities of: thought leaders, change agents, and world citizens. Operating sustainably to accelerate the collective potential of individual change .
What can you imagine ? Global action network? Online community? Media campaign? Publication?
By the end of this decade, we envision : A critical mass of world citizens … engaged in a self-organizing system of change … and promote conscious living in vibrant communities . in order to encourage mindful life decision-making …
Our principles of co -creation : The community holds the knowledge and experience . We facilitate their wisdom We orchestrate their solution Our perspective must be comprehensive Our results must be meaningful, measurable, and durable Our reach must be broad
The co-creative entrepreneurial approach . Established according to plan using an internal interim team including an initiator (experienced entrepreneur), analyst, and facilitator, and leveraging a network of experienced start-up resources as required. TBD according to plan. 6-12 months 4: Establish operating entity or initiative 12-18 months 2 months 2 months 2 months START Duration $250,000 ($200,000 to be held in escrow and released according to approved budget and plan) START Seed Initiative Funding Set-Aside An operating entity or initiative with key team, partners, and governance established. Seed investment converted to grant, loan, or equity according to plan. Additional leveraged resources secured of 1 to 10 times seed investment. Up to $250,000 END RESULT The plan will developed for approval by the funder. Remainder of funds in escrow will be released according needs outlined in the plan. Release conditions may include securing additional matching investment. ~$25,000 3: Establish Plan for entity or initiative to deliver the solution Solution will be an entity or initiative that leverages what exists, engages more people, money, and partners, and best increases the collective potential for positive change. Funder’s acceptance of results from Stage 1 & 2 releases approved budget for stage 3. ~$25,000 2: Facilitate Consensus on the most helpful solution Exploring how it happens, what’s holding it back, and what could most empower it. ~$25,000 1: Facilitate Consensus on collective potential of individual change Notes Budget Stage and task
Established through mutual interest . Investors Society Participants Variety of Return Options (Tax credit, interest, equity) Maximum Leverage (Seed investment leveraged 1 to 10 times at launch) Optimum Impact (Investment specifically targeted toward specific outcomes) Encourages greater results from the existing capacity for positive change. Inspires new initiatives based on the increased potential for positive change. Knowledge (Engaged with a dynamic network of leaders engaged in the issue) Contribution (Participation ensures their perspective is included in the solution) Direct Benefit (Opportunity to have personal and organizational involvement in the solution) A new entity focused on the foundations of change :
Championed by uniquely competent partners and an interdependent, co-creative community. Prospective Co-Creators <ul><li>Access to a global network of facilitators and change agents. </li></ul><ul><li>Observing change first hand for over 40 years with affiliates in 36 nations. </li></ul>Mission: To enhance people’s capacity to participate in the creation of a more human world through training in group facilitation and leadership methods, and facilitating community and organizational development. An accomplished venture builder with over a decade of experience founding, advising, professional investment, and managing emerging entities with a vision. <ul><li>Founded: 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Incubated: 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Funding raised: > $6M </li></ul>Mission: To co-create a comprehensive example of the practical structures for common people to meet their primary needs in a way that reflects balance among people and the planet by 2015. On the leading edge of change, consistently delivering quality programs to hundreds of communities and organisations. <ul><li>Managed: 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Advised: 5 </li></ul>Individual leaders, researchers, experimenters, and social change agents who know that a profoundly different approach is ready to emerge. These people will represent diverse perspectives and sectors of society.
Our promise : The single best solution to… Accelerating the collective potential of individual change .
What’s your promise? … to yourself? … to society? … to us?
Thank you . Michael A. B. Lewkowitz 416.607.5643 -:- 778.329.0021 [email_address]