Changemakers uses the power of open challenges and social innovation knowledge, coupled with Ashoka’s network of social entrepreneurs and impact partners, to connect high-potential changemakers and accelerate the rate of change for critical social issues.
Changemakers partners with changemaking institutions, including global foundations and Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Google, and the Rockefeller Foundation, to build a global changemaking network, including more than 15,000 innovators in 125 countries. A complete new user experience and functionality needed to be built to communicate these ideas and help realize each of their shared visions.
Social entrepreneurs around the world share a passion for building things that help make the world a better place. Changemakers believes that although these special individuals have paved the way for the social entrepreneurial movement, and everyone has the potential to be a “Changemaker.” A platform was needed to align all those with a passion to make a change.
Given ambitious timelines, we collaborated with internal staff and their partners to perform a complete UI and UX overhaul on a pre-existing, outdated platform without interfering with any of the existing functionality. Extensive new functionality was designed and built, called “Changeshops”. The new Changeshops functionality is now home to thousands of Changemakers around the world and continues to grow every day.
A Partner at Spartan, Benjamin Wald, was invited to present the platform at the Intersection Event, a unique day-long event on innovation and its impact on the major social issues of our time. Watch the Video Here