Who We Are
We are a community of impassioned, yet ordinary people working to do extraordinary things for humanity. We’ll share everything we learned – the hard way – in launching our own social startups. We’ll provide you with curated resources and cutting edge ideas that can help you do the same.
What We Believe
We believe that powerful ideas exist within all of us. Our work is to help you unlock your potential. We will teach you how to channel your passion into practice so you can fulfill your personal mission. We know that social good projects and ventures have great potential for real impact. And, you’re significantly more likely to succeed with a smart plan in place and a community to support you while you build and grow.
How We’re Different
Fostering social good startups is our focus and passion – not a side project. Our custom-designed programs blend theory taught at leading graduate schools with the hands on practical advice that only comes from experience. We start by making sure you’re clear on the motivation behind your effort, what you want to achieve and the risks involved. Finally we’ll provide you with a road map and help you shape your pitch to get the funding you’ll need to move your venture forward.
Social Good hosts gatherings and workshops that support participants’ efforts to become more powerful storytellers. At these events, we use the story to set the stage for participants to find common ground with unlikely allies and to increase the likelihood they will discover and explore solutions together. By working together on each other’s stories, participants develop a deeper sense of shared ownership in each other’s success. Because we also teach the power of shared narratives (“The Story of Us”), participants leave with a greater sense of common purpose and aggregate potential.
Millennials today are finding that the classic values and ideals they were taught to strive for are leaving them unfulfilled. Even those who ‘make it’ are left wanting to do more as they see social and economic problems all around them. The old focus on ‘taking’ and ‘what’s in it for me’ isn’t going to cut it. Social Good is helping millennials connect to create the new partnerships that will tackle big problems head-on. We provide an opportunity for them to learn about storytelling and social movement building skills at events around the country. These gatherings allow them to find their own story, tell the stories of their own community and inspire them to build and to create a compelling call to action. By inviting others to join them they are building stronger, more collaborative cities of change.
Empowered with these narratives, our millennial change makers are champions of a new future, telling stories of values-based living and how service can enhance people’s lives in communities across the country. A national network will serve as the catalyst to engage a generation empowered to build a new future. Together, the members of this network will live more conscious lives, contribute to a shift in values and behaviors and create new institutions that create a more sustainable future for our planet’s people.
What We Believe
Society is on an unsustainable path, environmentally, socially and politically. Social Good believes that addressing these challenges will require a broad commitment to grassroots problem solving and an evolution in our willingness to collaborate, cooperate and serve. We believe that a mass commitment to service is the only viable path to a more sustainable future and that the millennial generation has the desire, unique opportunity, and moral obligation to take ownership over that future, now.
Social Good invests in local, city-based ecosystem building by identifying, incentivizing and supporting high-impact millennial leaders, by facilitating collaboration and by democratizing storytelling and movement building strategies.
We envision a world where all those who serve feel empowered to tell their story and to invite others to join them through a shared narrative and shared a purpose. We seek a future where those working for social impact recognize how much more collective power they have when working together than working alone.
- Community engagement
- Conscious collaboration
- Continuous learning