Creating Your Own Community of Change

Hi everyone, As you know, my goal with The Changebase is to provide a platform for people to come together and Create, Promote, and Leverage Communities of Change. I want this site to be a knowledgebase of sorts, where anyone interested in social enterprise, nonprofits, philanthropy, environmental sustainability or CSR (and everything in between) can connect and collaborate.

One of the ways I envision this happening is by offering you the chance to speak directly to your peers and your colleagues about ways that you are creating the change you want to see in the world. As you can see from the Creating tab above, so far no one has taken me up on my offer to share their story - but I'm hopeful that this will change soon.

And so I ask: What are you doing to create your own community of change? How are your everyday actions making the world a healthier, happier, more sustainable place? If you have a story you'd like to share, I can guarantee that there's an audience waiting to hear what you've got to say.

At this point you may be saying, "What am I doing that could possibly be of interest?". Trust me: change comes in all shapes and sizes.

Some great examples could include:

  • Starting your own social venture or nonprofit
  • Volunteering at a school or health clinic abroad
  • Fundraising for a cause you believe in
  • Mentoring a young adult

These are all terrific, but I want to emphasize that creating change doesn't have to be drastic. In fact, you may be creating change in your community and not even realizing it. For example:

  • Recycling at home and encouraging your family and friends to do the same
  • Participating in a community service day with your coworkers
  • Making environmentally conscious decisions about the products you buy and the companies you support
  • Choosing to work for a company that treats its workforce fairly and ethically

Hopefully these suggestions have started getting you brainstorming about a story you'd like to share. As much as I can offer my own stories and opinions, I want The Changebase to be a place where people can learn from a diverse group of thinkers and creators of change. And that can only happen with your input! If you'd like to submit a short write-up on how you're creating your own community of change, please contact me; we can discuss details and go over any questions you might have.

Thanks for considering my offer to post your story, and as always, for visiting The Changebase.