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Google Impact Challenge – We’re in the finals!

Wow, we are a finalist of the Google Impact Challenge!

4 years of mobilizing more than 20.000 people around the world to solve challenges and help social entrepreneurs in the digital age – and now we’re on the last lap to win the prize from one of the biggest digital players in the world.

It’s not often that I ask my network to vote and ask their friends to do the same. Friends, this time, we need your help. One small click for you, but a huge amplification effect for social entrepreneurs we support all around the world!

Why I support MakeSense? Because nothing has had such a huge impact on my life. Read the story here! If any of my activities have helped or inspired you in some small way, please vote for us and be a part of the biggest mobilization we have ever been part of.

This is the link: http://bit.ly/4sense

THANKS FOR VOTING AND AN ENORMOUS BIG FAT THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO SPREADS THE MESSAGE!!

And guess who just sent over his video of support: The Doc himself, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, sends his voting recommendation!! 🙂

P.S. if you want to find a cool graphic/avatar, look no further!

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What is MakeSense all about?

Sometimes it’s not easy to keep an overview of all the wonderful videos/tumblrs/articles/links that are part of the MakeSense ecosystem. This is my attempt at a collection. Please feel free to add other links!

The newest MakeSense video is a great introduction (thx, Videaux):

Christian explains the Hold-Up:

Christian explains MakeSense:

SenseCamps

Two videos from SenseCamp Berlin 2013:

Article on SenseCamp Wiesbaden (with Prof. Yunus), with a video in French (below) and in German (click):

Is the SenseCamp London 2013 video the best SenseCamp video ever? You be the judge!

To date, SenseCamps have happened in Berlin (2012 & 2013), London (2012 & 2013), Paris (2012 & 2013), Kuala Lumpur (2012), Wiesbaden (2013), Barcelona (2013), São Paulo (2013), and Singapore (2013).

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Sense SpinOffs

SenseSchool is one of the projects that has come out of the MakeSense ecosystem:

Other spin-offs include the SenseCube, a co-working & incubation space, CommonsSense, an innovation consulting enterprise, MKS Fest, events that bridge social entrepreneurship and the arts, and Disco Soupe, a movement to fight/dance/cook against food waste.

SenseTours

Fanny and Matteo explain the SenseTour Europe 2013 (probably still the funniest video!) – and on the website, you can check out their final presentation:

Video from the Mediterranean SenseTour 2013 (check out their final presentation with surprising insights):

Press

MakeSense has been featured and mentioned in numerous articles, such as e.g. in Wired, the Guardian, Le Monde (french), Libération (french), Youphil (french), etc.

To the future!

In 2013, Christian Vanizette became an Ashoka fellow for co-creating MakeSense – so this global movement will be booming even more now!

In the end, a small message from the most prominent MakeSense fan, Prof. Muhammad Yunus:

SenseCamp is coming home: One year after we launched the first event, we’re doing it again: SenseCamp Berlin 2013!

February 9, 2013 at Social Impact Lab Berlin // (fb event)

tickets at sensecamp-berlin2013.eventbrite.com 

SenseCamp is a barcamp dedicated to social entrepreneurship: It brings together social entrepreneurs, social business enthusiasts and the MakeSense gang for one full day of inspiring talks, interactive workshops and networking.

A barcamp is a community-driven event where the agenda is set by the participants. To host a session, anybody can pitch a topic in the morning planning meeting. The format’s flexibility allows conversations to continue, intensify or refocus as needed by the participants. It blurs traditional notions of speakers and listeners and creates a highly interactive experience of shared learning and development.

The SenseCamp is also unique chance to experience the MakeSense Hold-Up format of innovation workshops for social entrepreneurs.

Whether you are a seasoned social entrepreneur or simply interested in the topic, we are building a place to discover and exchange new ideas, actionable insights and success/failure stories. In the evening, there’s also the NonSense party where you can shake out some moves!

Believe it or not – Social Business rules the World! You better join us on February 9!

www.sense-camp.org

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