When I left Groupaya at the end of last year, I promised myself that I would take four months before I started thinking too seriously about what I was going to do next. Well, those four months have passed! I’ve loved my life these past few months, and it’s helped me get more clear about what I want to do next.
I want to help people who are trying to make change in the world. In particular, I want to boost the literacy for doing collaborative work, which is a critical capacity for changemakers and which is sorely lacking on a grand scale. I want to do it in a way that is experiential, high-touch, and scalable. (Yes, I realize that “high touch” and “scaleable” sound contradictory. I don’t think they have to be.)
I’ve been framing my goal as wanting to create balance bikes for changemakers. I’ve been experimenting with an idea I’m calling Changemaker Bootcamp, and I have some other ideas I want to play with as well.
What I want to do now is to get more intentional about talking to other changemakers, finding out what’s helped and prevented them from doing their work effectively. As a starting point for this, I’ve created a brief survey.
If you’re someone who’s trying to make change in the world, please take five minutes to fill out the survey and share it widely with others.
I’ll be sure to share what I learn here. And I’m looking forward to talking to many of you!