Systemic challenges require systemic solutions. As ecosystem builders for social change, we work behind the scenes to help other impact makers (e.g. social entrepreneurs) thrive.
I am here to tell their stories.Anika Horn, Founder
We can learn a lot from each other and about systemic change if we step out from behind the scenes and share what we know, what we question and where we are headed. I use storytelling as a tool to uncover the common drivers and shared experiences of these systemic impact makers who I call Social Venturers.
I’m on a mission to provide ecosystem builders for social change with the insights, resources and peer community to build purpose-driven careers and lead sustainable lifestyles.
Those of us who have dedicated their careers to creating social impact are players in the Infinite Game of changing the world. We invest our hearts and souls, sweat, blood and tears int making a difference for our communities, the planet and generations to come. This is our purpose.
The draining part is when the work feels unbalanced. Sometimes you give so much to your community but receive no support in return; it gets hard when the ecosystem is not ready to adopt the systems you are putting in place to better serve entrepreneurs.Larkin Garbee, Good Work Society
If you have worked in the world of social impact, and social entrepreneurship in particular, chances are you have experienced some of the darker sides of the sector:
- workload and long hours,
- juggling responsibility not only for teams but clients and beneficiaries
- below-market rate remuneration
- the fine line of sales and marketing in the social impact space,
- resource scarcity,
- productization of impact-driven services,
- organizational resilience,
- personal productivity and motivation,
- maintaining personal well-being and relationships, burn out.
All of these challenges cause changemakers to drop out of the social impact game and leave the sector; not because they don’t care about creating social impact any longer. But because they are done. Frustrated. Exhausted. They may have lost their purpose, sense of their whole self. They may have brushed shoulders with burn out.
I’m not in it to make loads of money but I don’t want to worry about paying my bills. Working for yourself, it can be hard to stay motivated when sh*t gets hard. Sometimes you just don’t want to take the next step.Danielle Anderson, Step & Stone
Keeping you in the game
In brief, at Social Venturers we equip you with the insights, resources and peer community to put your personal life on track to happiness and well-being while helping you thrive and excel in your impact-focused career.
We provide exclusive content and programming focused on personal and professional growth for changemakers who believe in the power of (social) entrepreneurship, who know that the status quo is not good enough and who understand that you cannot pour from an empty cup.
You never solve for the scariness of being self-employed. To survive as an impact-focused solopreneur, you need to leverage your network, charge what you’re worth and delegate tasks – you can’t do it all!Rehana Nathoo, Spectrum Impact
I am constantly testing new formats to create value for systemic change makers. In 2020, this is what I offer:
Masterclasses for purpose-driven individuals to level up.
Peer-to-peer learning sessions for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders.
In 2021, I am excited to bring back our Mastermind program for systemic changemakers and launch a new round of masterclasses for impact-driven solopreneurs! Join our tribe to be the first one to know when applications open up!
Building the community and infrastructure for the social impact space helps grow the connective tissue among us. Through Social Venturers we build relationships and a shared mission, to grow and professionalize the social impact space.Chintan Panchal, RPCK