How can you inspire others to join you in creating change?
Keynote speakers Jeremy Heimans and Charles Best are proven social movement makers. Whether it's a successful campaign run by schoolchildren in Brazil to prevent their local public school from closing or the creation of global aggregation platform AVAZZ.org, individuals are becoming increasingly adept at creating social change. Jeremy focused on the tactical aspects of becoming an effective movement builder, encouraging the audience to think long term about their goals, deliberately construct a message that will allow for adaptation as goals evolve, and to create "stories with a purpose."
Charles Best used his organization, DonorsChoose.org, as an example of a successful social enterprise built through the efforts of individuals. DonorsChoose.org allows teachers to crowdfund the finances necessary for purchasing the supplies needed for their classroom or teaching project. Through the work of individual students, the organization was able to get itself off the ground and raise its first $30k in donations. Since then, there have been over 1 million "citizen donors" providing almost $200 million in funds for schools.
Featuring Charles Best, Founder & CEO of DonorsChoose.org; Jeremy Heimans, Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose; and moderated by Rachel Sklar, Co-founder of Change the Ratio and TheLi.st. Opening Remarks made by Professors Ray Fisman and Bruce Usher, co-directors, Social Enterprise Program, Columbia Business School.
Learn more about the Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference at http://www.columbiasocialenterprise.org/conference/