The Makers Institute has been funded!
View upcoming classes here.
Here is a sneak peak at a few of our first classes:
1. Crowdfunding for Social Good by the WeDidIt Team (June 19th @ 7:00pm, CSI)
2. Disaster Response 101 & How You Can Get Involved by David Seliger, former fellow at Office of Emergency Management (June 24th @ 7:00pm, CSI)
3. Design Thinking for Social Good by Kristina Drury of TYTHEdesign and Jeff Namnum of NoFancyName (July 10tth @ 7:00 pm, CSI)
4. How to Build a Meaningful Career by Nathaniel Koloc, CEO of ReWork (StartingJuly 10th - Online @ your convenience)
To solve the world’s toughest social and environmental problems, we need to increase the number of entrepreneurial problem-solvers in the world. This is where Be Social Change comes in.
We are building a 21st century education platform, the Makers Institute, for passionate professionals looking to create bold and innovative social impact through their work. Think of the Makers Institute as the next evolution in business school and career training at a fraction of the cost. Our skill-building classes and project-based courses will help you develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to build an impact-driven career, socially conscious small business, or scalable non-profit.
The Makers Institute provides a set of Foundational Classes, similar to 101 courses in college, where people begin learning how to apply their talents and skills for good. We then provide a set of tracks, or majors, in Social Entrepreneurship, Social Intrapreneurship, and Civic Innovation where people can specialize and hone their entrepreneurial skills.
Individual classes will cost between $30-$50 with weekend intensives ranging from $200-$350. Our classes and content will be drawn from experts within the Be Social Change Community and in partnership with forward-thinking educational organizations such as the Lean Startup Machine, ReWork, B Corp, Reboot, Greatist, Bennu, TYTHEdesign, and the Center for Creative Leadership. We are partnering with the Centre for Social Innovation to provide a physical home for the Makers Institute and with Schoology to create a global learning community that let’s you connect and collaborate with instructors and peers.
Whether you’re looking for a career that amplifies impact, want to solve a problem by starting a socially-conscious business or non-profit, or simply begin the journey of learning how to apply your skills for good, the Makers Institute will empower you with the knowledge, tools, and community of support to help turn your ideas into reality.
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ABOUT BE SOCIAL CHANGE
Our mission is to educate and connect passionate professionals - like you - to build careers, businesses, and non-profits that create bold and innovative social impact.
Be Social Change helps people from all backgrounds and professions learn how to apply their talents to make the world a better place through:
Entrepreneurship Education viathe Makers Institute, our in-person and online learning platform that helps you develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to build an impact-driven career, business, or non-profit. Think of the Makers Institute as the next evolution in business school and career training at a fraction of the cost.
Events and Conferences that connect you to the ideas, people, and organizations driving social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and non-profit innovation.
Monthly Meetups that bring together people from diverse backgrounds and sectors to help you build your professional network.
Tools and Resources that guide you in navigating the social good ecosystem to discover new opportunities for creating impact.
WHERE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS GO
The funds raised from this campaign will pay for:
- Classroom space (10%)
- Technology infrastructure for integration of the Makers Institute onto our website www.BeSocialChange.com (20%)
- Program and class development (30%)
- Video production to bring all classes online (40%)
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