Live Peace with Ashoka
Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has been launching and supporting social entrepreneurs in over 70 countries on the world’s five main continents. Social entrepreneurs are people with innovative solutions to society’s most significant social problems. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps. During its first decade in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Central Europe, Ashoka mainly focused on social entrepreneurs but as the global citizen sector expanded, Ashoka added a wider range of programs and services to serve the growing sector’s needs.
Ashoka is an association of a large share of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Its values and culture are sharply, deeply, and strictly focused on serving this core membership. Ashoka has grown to an association of 3,000 Fellows, leading social entrepreneurs who are recognized for their dedication towards new bold ideas to change social patterns in the world. Donating to Ashoka enables them to elect new social entrepreneurs into their fellowship program, provide support services to existing Fellows, and launch collaborations between Fellows, corporations, and citizen sector organizations to promote continued innovation in areas of pressing global need.
To learn more about Ashoka, how to donate, and even how to nominate a social entrepreneur to the Ashoka Fellowship, visit their website!
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