Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program Newsletters

Steelcase’s Julia Huebner shares her learning from the Ashoka “Leading Powerful Collaborations for Systems Change” course

In her recent interview with Ashoka, Julia Huebner from Steelcase, shared with us her in-depth perspective on why collaboration is key to achieve systems change and how the “corporations versus social change” view is outdated. Julia also shared some learnings she gained through the Ashoka course...
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Community Newsletter June 2021: Check out our new announcements

It is officially summer! We hope you get the time to rest. As the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program, we want to share some opportunities coming up.
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Community Newsletter May 2021: Check out our new modules and opportunities

We hope you are doing well and staying healthy. As the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program, we want to thank you for sharing your wishes, ideas, and vision at our Collaborative Sessions. As we plan the Europe Fellowship Program's upcoming year, we are happy to state that so far we have hosted 6 co...
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Community Newsletter April 2021: Check out our new modules and opportunities

Spring is almost here and the flowers are starting to bloom. We hope this new season brings you joy, creativeness and new experiences. As the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program, we would like to provide you with further inspiration and inform you about our upcoming announcements to take your work...
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Community Newsletter March 2021: Check out our new modules and opportunities

It has officially been a year since the start of the pandemic. We hope you take a moment to recognize your adaptability, agility and resilience. As the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program, we would like to provide you with further inspiration and inform you about our upcoming opportunities to take your...
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Being Well and Working Well: Optimizing Our Home Working Space

Are you more of an isolated zoomer, an autonomy-seeker, frustrated creative networker, overworked caretaker or a relieved self-preservationist? And what is the right working environment to support your wellbeing? Steelcase, Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program partner, has carried out extensive research...
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Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program: Our Impact 2019-2020

Two and a half years ago, we – a highly motivated Pan-European crew of colleagues within Ashoka – launched a new initiative: The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program, a co-learning and co-creation community for social innovators in Europe. Today, we take a moment to look back and see what we have...
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Community Newsletter February 2021: Check out our New Workshop and Opportunities

We hope you are staying warm during these cold temperatures that are sweeping all across the world. As the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program, we would like to provide you with further inspiration and inform you about our upcoming opportunities to take your work further.
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Community Newsletter January 2021: Happy New Year & Check out our New Courses

Happy New Year! We hope you feel rejuvenated and well-rested to tackle whatever this year brings. We want to remind you that it is not too late to start making resolutions and following them through — whether that is for your personal life or changemaking journey.
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Community Newsletter November 2020: Register for the 4th Elders Council Webinar and Leading Powerful Collaboration for Systems Change Course

As November comes to an end, we hope you are taking the time to applaud your resilience and adaptability during these challenging times and also finding ways to rediscover what certainty means to you.
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Special offer for Ashoka Changemaker Summit Participants

Dear Change Leader, Thank you for supporting and contributing to changemaking and attending The Ashoka Changemaker Summit, the largest online gathering of system-changing social innovators and changemakers from around the world. We would like to welcome you to our Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program...
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Come and find us at Ashoka Changemaker Summit!

The Ashoka Changemaker Summit (17-19 November 2020) is the largest online gathering of system-changing social innovators from around the world. It connects Ashoka’s vast community to exchange, learn and collaborate on strategies for systemic social and environmental change.
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Community Newsletter October 2020: Apply now for the new Hybrid Social Finance Course

We hope you all are staying warm and taking care of yourselves mentally, emotionally and physically in these challenging times.
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Community Newsletter September 2020: Apply now for the new Wellbeing Lab & Systems Change Courses

We hope you are doing well as we are transitioning into autumn after a difficult spring and an interesting summer. We hope to offer some inspiration and to inform you about upcoming opportunities of the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program.
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“Bold goals to make the world a better place”: How partnerships unlock potential & ignite impact

An online interview between the core partner Steelcase – Kim Dabbs – and Georg Schön, director of Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program The bridge between corporate citizens, social entrepreneurs and social organisations such as Ashoka is a powerful connection to amplify social impact and contribute to...
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Community Newsletter August 2020 - Happy summer!

After 5 months of a very unexpected journey in this challenging year 2020, after many moments of change, changemaking and holding the tension of a new reality, things are starting to slow down a bit. We hope that you will enjoy the summer and recharge your batteries. Remember: Wellbeing inspires...
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Community Newsletter July 2020: Apply for the SYSTEMS CHANGE course now!

We do want to offer some inspirations and upcoming opportunities of the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program in this newsletter.
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How to Catalyze Changemaking through the COVID-19 Crisis

What happend for Ashoka when suddently all offline events got cancelled? How did the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program react to this new challenging situation? How can we cope and still have an impact while #suddentlyworkingfromhome? And was it possible to continue to advance social entrepreneurship...
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Community Newsletter June 2020: Online changemaking opportunities for the summer 2020

In the midst of challenging times, we hope you manage to take care of yourself and your loved ones and connect to your (inner) power as changemakers.
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Community Newsletter May 2020: More changemaking opportunities to fight Covid-19

If we learned one thing in the last weeks, it is this: Everyone can be a changemaker – even and maybe particularly in times of crisis.
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Online meetings & workshops: Learnings, tips, tricks & tools

The challenges of the outbreak of Covid-19 are indeed countless. When the crisis hit our team in the middle of March 2020, we decided to embrace it as a learning opportunity. And we asked ourselves: How can we still convene and create impact as a community? How can we continue our Co-learning...
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5 key insights for social entrepreneurs on impact investing during Covid-19

<p><em><strong>by Clémentine van Hamme – Module Lead <a href="https://fellowship-europe.ashoka.org/story/social-finance" target="_blank">Social Finance</a></strong></em></p> <p><strong>Thanks to the recent<a href="https://fa-se.de/en/blog-en/impact-investing-in-time-of-global-pandemic/" target="...
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Community Newsletter March/ April 2020: Online offers for you!

Dear Community of Changemakers, what an intense moment of time we are in! We hope you are all safe and healthy and find ways to deal with the challenges that come with the outbreak of COVID-19. Might it be the struggles of #socialdistancing, distraction while working from home, the fear for loved...
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Ashoka Europe Live: Join our Pan-European co-creation sessions!

In times of crisis it becomes clear what we really need. This crisis of Covid-19 is forcing Europe to face the harsh inequalities and systemic failures embedded across societies. This moment calls us to reflect on the kind of world we want to build as we move ahead. The hope for learning from this...
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Update: Coronavirus & offline events at Europe Fellowship

Dear Community, We truly hope this finds you well! Due to the developments of the coronavirus and the disease COVID-19 we want to connect with you to inform you about: Guiding principles of the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program for these times Our decision for offline events until the end of June...
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Community Newsletter February 2020

imagine the impact you could have, if your team was fully engaged and aligned - if every team member or partner felt empowered and motivated to contribute their very best to accomplish the shared vision & mission?
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ELDERSHIP: Why the elder's wisdom can help our community

September 2019. That's when we started our first eldership retreat with 10 Fellows in Aix-en-Provence, as part of the Wellbeing module. This was the start of an important journey where we want to collaborate with the Elders amongst our Fellows, making best use and appreciate their experience and...
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Community Newsletter January 2020

isn’t the start of a year a wonderful opportunity to reflect on & plan the next steps to amplify your impact? We’re excited to present many wonderful opportunities that the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program can offer to this community in 2020.
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1 Year Ashoka Europe Fellowship: Our IMPACT (report) so far – 3 key findings!

One year ago, we – a highly motivated Pan-European crew of colleagues within Ashoka – started this new, exciting initiative: The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program, a co-learning and co-creation community for social innovators in Europe. Today, we take a moment to look back and see what we’ve achieved...
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Community Newsletter November 2019

when was the last time you worried about money or your personal wellbeing? Finance and Wellbeing are both crucial to Social Entrepreneurs, our Fellows, our Partners, the Ashoka Support Network members and Change Leaders across the continent.
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Community Newsletter October 2019

we are excited to invite you to the just released 2019/2020 edition of the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program. It is our vision to enable a flourishing and impactful changemaker community in Europe. By joining, you will gain new perspectives around issues you care about and co-create new solutions...
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Celebrating ChangemakHERS!

Ashoka, with the support of the Citi Foundation, sought to understand how female social entrepreneurs lead and innovate, and how these insights could help more women and girls drive positive social change. Through a mapping of diverse women social entrepreneurs in Ashoka’s network—the largest in the...
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How Ashoka Fellows Create Systems Change: New Learnings and Insights from the 2018 Global Fellows Study

This article by Sara Wilf originally appeared on Social Innovations Journal, in an issue devoted to articles by Ashoka that paint a rich portrait of how and what it takes for social entrepreneurs, identified by Ashoka as changemakers, to thrive and succeed in rapidly changing contexts. [Original...
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The Emerging Ecosystem for Social Innovators

This article, by Dina Sherif and Maria Clara Pinheiro, originally appeared on Social Innovations Journal, in an issue devoted to articles by Ashoka that paint a rich portrait of how and what it takes for social entrepreneurs, identified by Ashoka as changemakers, to thrive and succeed in rapidly...
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Let’s Bust the Lone Hero Myth: The Role of Collective Leadership in Systems Change

This article, by REEM RAHMAN, MICHELA FENECH, NADINE FREEMAN, KRIS HERBST & DANI MATIELO​, originally appeared on Social Innovations Journal, in an issue devoted to articles by Ashoka that paint a rich portrait of how and what it takes for social entrepreneurs, identified by Ashoka as changemakers...
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