We believe in the power of people to create positive change.  We challenge all our alumni and network members to be leaders in their lives and in society.  To support you in creating positive change in the world, we have launched a resources bank which explores what it means to be a leader and to create social change.  Over the coming year, working with our partners we will be adding content including great videos, toolkits, blogs, books and links to great organisations we encourage you to explore.  If you have a resource recommendation or you feel a resource we have posted is not as useful as we intended, please get in touch and let us know.

Great Blogs To Read

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is an American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker, and we love what he has to say.

Great Social Action Toolkits To Use

From climate change to health care systems, The Rockefeller Foundation has brokered partnerships and nurtured innovation for people across the world, and partnered with IDEO to engage in its Initiative on Accelerating Innovation for Development, and as a pilot study for connecting design firms to the social sector.

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Whether you are a youth services manager considering developing a new programme to expand your portfolio of work, or you are a community worker interested in trying something new – this toolkit is designed to help you. We have created sections on the key topics that we recommend you consider in order to give you the best chance of success in delivering environmental social action projects.

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The DIY Toolkit has been especially designed for development practitioners to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results.

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Great Books To Read

Good To Great

Jim Collins

How companies transition from being average companies to great companies, and how companies can fail to make the transition.

Good To Great

Getting Things Done

David Allen

How to keep a clear head, relax and organise your thoughts while implementing the methods that he has introduced at organisations like Microsoft, Lockheed and the US Department of Justice: Learn the ‘do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it’ principle to empty your in-tray.

Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity

Great Places To Get Funding From

vInspired

Bring your ideas to life with funding from vInspired

You need it. We’ve got it. Together we can make things happen.

UnLtd

Social Entrepreneurs are changing the UK for the better.

We’re here for Social Entrepreneurs.

Great Organisations To Join At University

NACUE

National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs

NACUE is a nationwide network of student societies taking positive action to create an enterprising generation.

AIESEC

We facilitate tens of thousands of international exchanges so that young people may experience and understand cultures other than their own.

Enactus

Seeing possibilities. Taking action. Enabling progress.

We are a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

Great Social Action Organisations

Future Foundations is proud to be a founding member of

Alongside Future Foundations, there are over a dozen other organisations who share our vision about the potential of young people.  We encourage you to learn about our fellow members: they’re very, very nearly as amazing as us.

Great Awards To Win

The Diana Award

vInspired

Water & Food Awards

Youth Water & Food Awards

Great Gap Year Opportunities

The Leap is an industry-leading gap year company offering safe, supported volunteer placements across Africa, Asia and South America.

Great Videos You Should Watch Right Now

Leadership, Social Action and More

In the spring of 1977, Rick told his father that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a Lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.” This realization was just the beginning of what would become over 1,000 races completed, including marathons, duathlons and triathlons (6 of them being Ironman competitions). Also adding to their list of achievements, Dick and Rick biked and ran across the U.S. in 1992, completing a full 3,735 miles in 45 days.

In a triathlon, Dick will pull Rick in a boat with a bungee cord attached to a vest around his waist and to the front of the boat for the swimming stage. For the biking stage, Rick will ride a special two-seater bicycle, and then Dick will push Rick in his custom made running chair (for the running stage). Rick was once asked, if he could give his father one thing, what would it be? Rick responded, “The thing I’d most like is for my dad to sit in the chair and I would push him for once.”

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