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Education

Coding Bootcamp

helps you become a cutting edge developer with the Grand Circus full stack curriculum and hands-on remote experience.

Gatherings

American Democracy Summit

is the premier right-left event to solve America’s political crisis; bringing the brightest minds from across the political spectrum together to fix our broken system.

Funding

Awesome Foundation

awards $1000 no-strings-attached grants every month to advance ‘awesome’ in the universe.

Funding

OpenIDEO Challenges

is a global community working together to design solutions for the world’s biggest challenges.

Tools

Blueprint of We

enables groups of any size custom design healthier, more resilient business and personal relationships.

Tools

Convening the Conveners

builds transformative platforms for organizations to meaningfully connect with each other.

Gatherings

School of Lost Borders

runs vision fasts and rites of passage training to cultivate self-trust, responsibility, and understanding about one’s’ place within society and the natural world.

Gatherings

California Campus Camp

is an intensive and energizing training program that is open to community college students, faculty and staff in California interested in gaining practical skills in democratic political action.

Funding

Third Wave Fund Grants

is the only activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old in the US.

Funding

Launch Forums

is an effort to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to global challenges through a series of forums.

Education

Cultural Planning Certificate Program

provides university-level training and education programs for cultural planners who want to guide cultural policy and development initiatives.

Gatherings

MotherWorthy

is an intimate, year-long program designed for awakening mothers who are fed up with the status quo and inspired to cultivate change from the inside out.

Tools

Centre for Social Innovation Books

is a coworking space, community, and launchpad for people who are changing the world with great books explaining how to start your own.

Tools

Freelancers Union

promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services.

Gatherings

Youth Assembly at the UN

is a global platform that cultivates an international network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact.

Gatherings

Hacker Paradise

helps you travel the world, build cool things, and meet awesome people.

Gatherings

Global Eye Entrepreneurs

champions male entrepreneurs of color, connecting them to world-class resources and networks to accelerate their businesses.

Gatherings

Disney Dreamers Academy

is a 4-day event at Disney that provides youth with an opportunity to learn how they can harness the power of their dreams.

Funding

Echoing Green Fellowship

is a funded program that catalyzes the ability of leaders with purpose to drive social progress further, faster.

Funding

#GIRLBOSS Grant

has awarded over $120,000 in financial grants to women in the worlds of design, fashion, music, and the arts.

Funding

Baltimore Corps Fellowship

builds robust, equitable pipelines to enlist talent in advancing Baltimore’s most promising social innovations.

Gatherings

Netroots Nation Conference

has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing thousands of attendees from around the country and beyond.

Gatherings

Greenermind Summit

is a 3-day retreat + summer camp + unconference in the Mendocino redwoods.

Funding

Points of Light

is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

Funding

Roddenberry Fellowship

funds activists, organizers, and changemakers who are working to make the US a more equitable and inclusive place to live

Tools

Idealist

connects idealists with opportunities for action.

Funding

Vehicle of Change

is a competition for people renewing America’s transportation system.

Funding

Filmmaking Scholarship

provides funding to an aspiring travel photographer, filmmaker or writer and be mentored by professionals in the field.

Education

EdSurge Independent Cohort

is a global leader in education technology publishing. EdSurge Indepenent aims to give students a voice in the education sphere.

Education

Leadership Exchange

designs life-changing study abroad programs that transform the next generation of leaders, global citizens, and change agents.

Funding

Tzedek Social Justice Fund

supports social justice work that advances LGBTQ rights, forwards racial justice, and combats anti-Semitism on a global, national, and local scale.

Funding

Voqal Fellowship

is a talent and technology accelerator for tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs.

Education

Resistance Summer

focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues.

Gatherings

D&AD Impact Awards

seeks to identify and celebrate these great, transformative, creative ideas that have had real impact and, ultimately, contribute towards a better, fairer and more sustainable future for all.

Gatherings

Brioxy Fellowship

works to support innovators of color close the social capital gap in this country.

Gatherings

Common Fields Convenings

is a visual arts organizing network connecting contemporary, experimental, noncommercial artist-run and artist centered spaces and initiatives.

Gatherings

Do Good X

catalyzes a diverse community of Christian social entrepreneurs to launch impact ventures that solve our world’s greatest problems.

Gatherings

Circle, Song and Ceremony

– a leadership retreat for those who believe it is time to wake up ​individually and together.

Hubs

Propeller

is an organization in New Orleans who support and grow entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities.

Tools

Startup Guides

is a creative content and self-publishing company that designs tools to help you navigate the local and global startup scene.

Education

altMBA

is an intensive, 4-week online workshop designed by Seth Godin for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead.

Funding

Thought for Food Challenge

is a movement dedicated to tackling the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people through bold, breakthrough solutions

Tools

Open Streets

temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.

Funding

What Design Can Do Challenge

is a platform that showcases design as a catalyst of change and as a way of addressing the societal questions of our time.

Education

Minerva Institute

offers an innovative undergraduate and graduate program that combines four years of world travel with rigorous, interdisciplinary study.

Funding

Spiritual Ecology Fellowship

is a program designed to create a future where universal spiritual values form the foundation of how we care for our common home.

Education

Hack the Hood

introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech by hiring and training them to build websites for real small businesses in their own communities.

Gatherings

The Summit

is a gathering of 300 leaders committed to changing the world through faith and justice.

Gatherings

Resource Generation

organizes young people with wealth and class privilege in the US to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power.

Funding

Change Networks

are unique learning experiences for people in North Dakota and South Dakota who want to build the skills and connections that will help them become more effective leaders.

Funding

Open Society Fellowship

work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

Gatherings

Camp Grounded

is is pure, unadulterated camp for grown-ups that helps you slow down and reminds you to look up.

Tools

5 Calls

Turn your passive participation into active resistance by spending 5 minutes to make 5 calls to government officials.

Funding

Rolex Awards for Enterprise

support inspiring individuals who carry out innovative projects that advance human knowledge or well-being.

Funding

Challenge Detroit

attracts innovative thinkers and doers who are creating a new model for urban revitalization in Detroit.

Hubs

FeelGood

is a youth-led movement turning college into a time of effective global action – through the power of grilled cheese.

Education

Youth Initiative Program (YIP)

is a holistic education in Järna, Sweden that gives youth 18-28 a chance to explore their fullest potential and take initiative towards a better world.

Education

Resistance School

is a free four-week practical training program that will sharpen the tools we need to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels.

Tools

Social Change Central

is Australia’s one-stop hub for all thing social enterprise; from funding to exposure.

Education

Convergence

supports progressive congregations who are driven by the values of an inclusive, progressive theological vision for a more just world for all.

Funding

Community Health Fellowship

is an intensive 1 year (13 month) community-based gap year service and leadership development Fellowship at Horseshoe Farms

Gatherings

The Arena Summit

convenes, trains, and supports the next generation of candidates and campaign staff.

Gatherings

Sustainable Brands Events

is a learning, collaboration, and commerce community of over 348,000 sustainable business leaders from around the globe.

Tools

MethodKit Cards

are decks of cards that facilitate effective meetings & creative workshops.

Funding

Catalyst Fund

makes grants between $2,500–$15,000 to anyone, anywhere in the world who has an early-stage idea or project that addresses pressing global challenges.

Tools

FastTrac

connect aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs with the guidance and resources they need to thrive.

Gatherings

Unleash Innovation Lab

is a global innovation lab that brings together bright minds from all over the world make disruptive solutions to the SDGs.

Gatherings

Unreasonable Fellowship

supports growth-stage entrepreneurs, channels exclusive deal-flow to investors, and partners with institutions to discover profit in solving global problems.

Funding

Global Good Fund

accelerates the leadership of social entrepreneurs around the world.

Funding

Kairos Fellowship

is a year long on-the-job training program for emerging digital campaigners of color.

Hubs

Ideas Island

is a private island in Sweden that you can stay on for free! for one week, to work on a creative project of your choice.

Funding

Global Health Corp Fellowship

is a leadership development organization devoted to recruiting and training the next generation of leaders in global health equity.

Education

School of All Relations

is a residential educational program for international youth aged 18-26, based on the Greek Island of Aegina.

Tools

Work Abroad on Organic Farms

is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange.

Gatherings

StartingBloc Institute

is a dynamic 5-day Institute that propels change leaders from high-potential to high-impact.

Tools

We! Connect Cards

are a card deck that helps you spark connection at your next program, training, or meeting.

Gatherings

Ignite Retreat

is a 3-day retreat for college changemakers to discover how to create change and build a life you love!

Gatherings

Volunteer Abroad Programs

is the world’s leading volunteer travel organization with over 10 years experience in providing impactful and affordable volunteer abroad programs.

Tools

Culture Lab

is an “action tank” to help social change groups tap into the power of entertainment to inspire just, equitable, and sustainable action.

Gatherings

The Heart Series

is a 2-day conference, held annually during Valentine’s week/President’s Day weekend, centered around the intersection of business x bettering the world.

Funding

Sustainable Tourism Accelerator

helps you develop innovative and disruptive projects tackling urban tourism challenges and improve the sustainability of your business.

Funding

Creative Community Fellows

brings together cultural trailblazers throughout New England for a ten month fellowship to learn how to drive transformation through arts and culture.

Funding

Frontier Innovators

is a search for innovative businesses in the Asia-Pacific that are delivering impact through their work that supports the Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding

Good Company Ventures

provides educational services to early-stage social entrepreneurs through its accelerator and business seminars.

Gatherings

Auburn Senior Fellows, Trainings and Convenings

equips leaders with the organizational skills and spiritual resilience required to create lasting, positive impact in local communities, on the national stage, and around the world.

Funding

Dream Corp Tech Scholarship

supports underrepresented individuals to up-skill and advance their tech career options and address the disparity of diversity in the tech workforce.

Funding

Accelerating Appalachia

is a nature-based business accelerator, connecting innovative businesses, investors and mentors aligned with people, place and prosperity.

Gatherings

Internet Society

is a group that engages in a wide spectrum of Internet issues, including policy, governance, technology, and development.

Tools

Worldpackers

makes travel more meaningful and accessible to everyone.

Gatherings

Rainmaking Accelerators

is a global cooperative of entrepreneurs that nurture cooperation between our partners and promising startups.

Gatherings

Hive Global Leaders Program

is out to build the world’s most impactful community of leaders and entrepreneurs working on creating a better world

Gatherings

Escape Accelerator

helps you escape your corporate career to find a meaningful career.

Funding

Young Champions of the Earth

receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to help them bring their big environmental ideas to life.

Funding

Emerging Cities Champion

funds and trains future city leaders who have creative solutions to enhance civic engagement, improve mobility, and activate public life in public spaces.

Funding

Village Capital

finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems.

Gatherings

Art of Hosting

is an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges.

Funding

E-Team Program

helps student inventors and entrepreneurs make an impact on the world with technology through funding and training.

Funding

Stories from the Line

engages students and recent graduates to create documentary film portraits that navigate the complexities and nuance of poverty in America.

Tools

The UnSchool Online

is a portal of courses for creative rebels, change agents & purpose-driven leaders who want to make positive change.

Education

Experience Institute

helps individuals establish a custom higher education based on apprenticeships, conferences, volunteer experiences, and workshops.

Funding

City Year

provides tutors, mentors and role models to schools to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate.

Tools

Service Year Opportunity Portal

lists ways to embark on a year of service for all young Americans as a way to tackle important challenges while transforming their own lives.

Funding

Venture for America Fellowhsip

is a fellowship program for enterprising recent college graduates to launch their careers as entrepreneurs and revitalize American cities.

Tools

BLK SHP

is a “loose guild” and movement of leading creative thinkers, writers, policy-makers, artists, entrepreneurs, investors, and social entrepreneurs who exists to unlock the artist within everyone.

Gatherings

Summit

designs experiences that connect, educate, and inspire today’s brightest leaders.

Education

Watson University

aims to be a new university model to launch and accelerate the ideas of student leaders and entrepreneurs.

Gatherings

3 Day Startup

teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.

Hubs

Global Shapers Community

is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society.

Tools

NationSwell

highlights the people who are renewing America.

Gatherings

Create Good Conference

is a gathering for nonprofit communicators who are movement makers and rabble-rousers for driving change.

Gatherings

Pachamama Alliance Journeys

is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.

Funding

Green Challenge

is one of the world’s largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship.

Tools

Center for Urban Pedagogy

uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement alongside the people most impacted by public policies and systems of power.

Gatherings

Gabr Fellowship

is an annual exchange program for young emerging leaders from the East and the West to join forces to develop and implement projects addressing critical issues in their countries.

Tools

Roadmap Book

is a brilliant guide produced by Roadtrip Nation that is easy to read and helps you figure out what to do with your life.

Tools

More Women’s Voices

makes it easy to find more women’s voices (entrepreneurs, business owners, authors, podcast hosts, and speakers).

Funding

100&Change

is a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.

Funding

Appalachian Transition Fellowship

is a year-long, full-time, paid program designed for 15 emerging community leaders who are committed to working in Central Appalachia for the economic transition of the region.

Tools

WikiBlock

is an open-source design library for building better blocks that can be downloaded for free and easily made at a local makerspace with a CNC router.

Education

The Do School

helps you turn your ideas into action through experiential learning programs centered around innovation and implementation skills.

Funding

The Obama Foundation Fellowship

seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.

Gatherings

Renaissance Weekend

is the “grand-daddy of ideas festivals”- inspiring innovators of all ages, with exceptionally diverse perspectives, building bridges for 35+ years.

Education

Kalu Yala Study Abroad

is a new village being built in a Panamanian river valley to bring together entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and modern day romantics.

Hubs

JUMP Boise

is a unique mix of community spaces (parks, event spaces, creative studios) in Boise all with the purpose of explorative play.

Gatherings

#LifeAfterLoss Dinner Parties

transforms life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement.

Funding

Mentor Capital Network

supports the entrepreneurs behind mission driven, for-profit social enterprises, no matter where they are in the world.

Tools

The Representation Project

uses film and media as catalysts for cultural transformation to inspire individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone can fulfill their human potential.

Hubs

Impact Hub

is where change goes to work; part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part social enterprise community center.

Funding

Youth Solidarity Fund

supports youth-led organizations that foster peaceful and inclusive societies by providing seed funding to outstanding projects promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue.

Hubs

the co.space

is a creative, intentional community for 21 changemakers in State College, PA.

Gatherings

Circle of Trust Programs

is a gathering built on a framework which helps folks create a process of shared exploration around the inner work of a changemaker.

Funding

Technovation Challenge

inspires and equips girls, children and families to imagine, invent and engineer.

Education

Radius Fellowship

brings together a cohort of emerging Radical Doers, and offers them the chance to connect to one another, grow their leadership capacities, and amplify their impact.

Tools

Women Speaker Initiative

aims to increase the number of women and people of color speaking at conferences and companies, and ensure they are paid competitively.

Gatherings

Hackathon Portal

is the official student hackathon league – aka, the NCAA for geeks.

Gatherings

One World Events

provides training and investment capital to social impact enterprises.

Gatherings

Social Capital Markets

is dedicated to accelerating a new global market at the intersection of money & Meaning.

Education

High Desert Center

offers gap year programs in Colorado for young adults seeking adventure, leadership skills, community, and a sense of purpose.

Education

Alternative Divinity School

is a self-directed, year-long learning journey for soulful community builders and a platform to support the broader re-imagining of theological education.

Funding

Global Challenges Prize

aims to incite deeper understanding of the most pressing global risks to humanity – and to catalyse new ways of tackling them.

Tools

Climate Tracker

is the next generation of climate journalists by believing that any young person around the world can become a powerful voice for climate change.

Education

ProInspire Fellowship

is a highly competitive, year-long program where early-career professionals transition from the private sector to the social sector and grow through on-the-job experience.

Tools

Walk [Your City]

helps you plan, design and install quick, light and affordable street signs for people.

Funding

Hello Tomorrow

accelerates radical solutions to improve human and planetary health by leveraging the power of deep tech ventures.

Funding

Fuse Corp Fellowship

enables local government to more effectively address the biggest challenges facing urban communities.

Hubs

Thrive

designs opportunity in rural America by increasing economic mobility and decreasing population loss.

Gatherings

CreativeMornings

is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.

Hubs

Enspiral

is a virtual and physical network of companies and professionals working together to create a thriving society.

Funding

Village Micro Fund

is a grassroots micro finance organization with the mission to educate and empower Black entrepreneurs through coaching, consulting, connecting, and capital.

Gatherings

Praxis Academy

equips and resources a growing portfolio of faith-motivated entrepreneurs who have committed their lives to cultural and social impact.

Tools

The People’s Supper

is building community through better conversations with the goal to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences.

Education

Global Citizen Year

exists to equip a new generation of leaders for the challenges and opportunities of our global century.