In the first network effects playbook for social entrepreneurs, Ashoka Board Member, Sushmita Ghosh, presents the five core principles and accompanying strategies for harnessing changemaking network effects. Sushmita distilled these conclusions from extensive interviews with Ashoka Fellows who have pioneered global Changemaking Networks. These networks have successfully orchestrated the coming together of several systems, their players, and concerned citizens to serve positive social change goals—such as “Zero Homelessness,” “Health Care Without Harm,” and “Holding Power to Account”—harnessing changemaking network effects.
Ashoka is delighted to share a must-read for every social sector organisation, company, funding agency, student, or concerned citizen who cares about a new way of organizing mass changemaking to outsmart and outpace the world’s biggest problems.
Exploring and designing strategies to activate changemaking network effects, so many more people participate and contribute to your vision to reach exponential impact, is one of the three pillars of ASPIRe, along with platform thinking and open-source technology.
ASPIRe team members Maria Zapata and Ira Snissar have been working closely with Sushmita over the past two years to co-power the book, and in this process, ASPIRe has been a very important source of learnings, insights and inspiration for all of them.
Written for action-takers, it leaves every reader with a clear sense of how to get started on building Changemaking Networks. Today.