Presents information on creating problem-solving ventures, with advice on identifying a social issue, doing research, creating a business plan, soliciting support from friends and adults, planning an event, raising funds, and using social media for promotion.
Are you a changemaker? Many people are drawn to make positive change in the world, but feel daunted by the legends of iconic activists like Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela. By considering how everyday people make a difference in their own communities or workplaces, we can find an approach that is relatable and attainable. Based on research and interviews with nearly fifty people devoted to making a positive difference, this book explores the mindsets that everyday changemakers have in common: how they perceive themselves, how they relate to others, and how they are oriented to action. Straight forward, accessible, and digestible, this book provides readers with helpful guidance and tips, inspiring words from the changemakers themselves, and reflective questions designed to spur insights and action. This book offers bright spots, helps new changemakers start small or go big, and encourages stalled changemakers to get their spark back and keep going. Most importantly, it reminds us that everyday people can make an extraordinary difference in the world.
Carpe Diem was written to transform student attitudes about their studies from those of "hourly workers" sitting in lectures and dutifully taking notes to an attitude which reflects student ownership of their education. The motivation for this book comes from compelling evidence that being an active rather than a passive learner will make a significant difference in life's successes. This book emphasizes that acquiring factual information is critically important, but knowing facts is not enough. Successful people must also acquire broad skills including writing, speaking, interpersonal skills, initiative, time management, assertiveness and reasoning ability. The specific teaching and learning techniques discussed include the discussion method, computer assisted instruction, laboratory instruction, simulation, the case method, intensive reading and writing, student journals, and cooperative learning including student affairs activities. Carpe Diem also provides the rationale for these learning techiques. In addition, it helps students develop a personal plan and connects that plan with active learning outcomes. Finally, the book offers appendices on the relevance of specific general education subjects and on how to choose a college that supports active learning.
This book introduces a new form of documentary film: the Geo-Doc, designed to maximize the influential power of the documentary film as an agent of social change. By combining the proven methods and approaches as evidenced through historical, theoretical, digital, and ecocritical investigations with the unique affordances of Geographic Information System technology, a dynamic new documentary form emerges, one tested in the field with the United Nations. This book begins with an overview of the history of the documentary film with attention given to how it evolved as an instrument of social change. It examines theories surrounding mobilizing the documentary film as a communication tool between filmmakers and policymakers. Ecocinema and its semiotic storytelling techniques are also explored for their unique approaches in audience engagement. The proven methods identified throughout the book are combined with the spatial and temporal affordances provided by GIS technology to create the Geo-Doc, a new tool for the activist documentarian.
Adopt a clear strategy for social selling, including how to build authority online, gain influence in target communities and engage with decision-makers and changemakers to 'hack' the buying process, with the bestselling book from industry thought-leader Tim Hughes. As the digital landscape continues to change buying habits at both B2B and B2C level, it has become increasingly difficult to reach customers early enough in their decision-making process through traditional sales methods. Developing relationships with decision-makers through social networks has become an increasingly critical skill - enabling sales professionals to engage early on and 'hack' the buying process. Social Selling provides a practical, step-by-step blueprint for harnessing these specific and proven techniques including: -How to use networks purposefully to build social trust and create a high-quality community -How to develop real influence and authority in your subject area and connect with change-makers -How to scale the social selling strategy across an organization including maturity and investment models, risk and governance, and technology platforms Written by Tim Hughes, a thought-leader and renowned practitioner in social selling, and Matt Reynolds, one of the UK's leading technology sociologists, this book is essential reading for sales professionals, digital sales directors and SMEs who want to embrace the power of social selling in their organization.
Inspiring stories of real heroes Be the Change is a decadelong journey of discovering soulstirring narratives that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit. The compelling stories in this book are of ordinary citizens who have unleashed the spirit within, with extraordinary consequences, radically changing society for the better. The list includes globally eminent names like Meera Sanyal, Michael Norton, Arun Maira, Bill Drayton and Kumi Naidoo as well as unsung heroes like Lakshman Singh, Thangsingh Chinkholal and many others. Irrespective of their field, these are people who have reached out beyond their own life to help others, to be and to lead the change. Their stories will inspire all of us to recognize our own power to be a champion of change, reinforce the positive in society and leave an imprint on the sands of time. JERONINIO “JERRY”ALMEIDA is one of the world’s most innovative fundraisers and missionary entrepreneurs. He is a celebrated inspirational speaker, teacher, executive coach and management consultant. JYOTI NANDA is a teacher, special educator, author, editor and certified Life Coach. “[These stories] have that power to inspire people to rise and act, to make a difference.” NELSON MANDELA “Insights from thousands of people and villages.” AMARTYA SEN Nobel Laureate, Economist and Author
Social entrepreneurship is a revolution occurring around the world today. People from all walks of life are developing and implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions in response to social and environmental challenges. These solutions include products, services, and interventions brought to market by new startups and existing orga
In a world facing multiple crises, our foundational institutions are failing to offer effective solutions. Drawing on the emerging consilience of knowledge, Michael Pirson debunks the fundamental yet outdated assumptions of human nature that guide twentieth-century management theory and practice - as captured in the 'economistic' paradigm - and instead provides an urgently needed conceptual and practical 'humanistic' framework, based on the protection of human dignity and the promotion of well-being. By outlining the science-based pillars of this innovative system, Pirson provides a twenty first-century model for the responsible twenty first-century leader seeking sustainable ways to organize in a world of crisis. Highlighting relevant applications for research, practice, teaching and policy, this book is ideal for graduate students and professionals seeking to develop their understanding of responsible business, business ethics and corporate responsibility.
This book offers a much-needed appraisal of two key social change movements within higher education: civic engagement and social innovation. The authors critically explore the historical and contemporary contexts as well as democratic foundations (or absence thereof) of both approaches, concluding with a discussion of possible future directions that may make the approaches more effective in fulfilling the broader democratic mission of U.S. higher education. This is an essential resource for those in higher education who wish to promote and advance social change, as it provides an opportunity to critically examine where we are with our civic engagement and social innovation approaches and what we might do to best realize their promise through changes in our educational processes, pedagogical strategies, evaluation metrics, and outcomes.
Envision and enact transformative change with an iterative visioning process, thought-provoking vignettes, case studies from exemplary schools, key strategies and tools, and practical implementation ideas.