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.
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.
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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Getting Things Done
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.
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.
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 Videos You Should Watch Right Now
Leadership, Social Action and More
- TED - What it takes to be a great leader
- TED - Dare to disagree
- TED - How schools kill creativity
- TED - How great leaders inspire action
- Steve Jobs - How to live before you die
- Team Hoyt
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.”