... well, isn't that a relief? After so much talk about the messiness and chaos of the universe, I'm thrilled that season 2 culminates in a message of hope!
Spring is underway here in North Carolina and along with all these seedling starting to shoot, I have the sense that the ecosystem sector is taking off, too!
I've been keeping a long list of opportunities, resources and events (see below) and am excited to introduce you to the last two guests on this season before I take a little break to gear up for season 3!
Speaking of which: Several listeners have contributed to the conversation about burnout among changemakers and I would love to hear from two or three more!
Tell me! How are you burning the candle on both ends? What does it take for you to do this work sustainably? What has your journey been so far and what are you still finding hard? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Simply send me a message via SpeakPipe and I can start finding us some answers! Season 3 launches mid-June!
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Co-ops are hard. And a way into the future.
I sat down with fellow founding member of Zebras Unite Kate "Sassy" Sassoon for what ended up being a crash course on global cooperatives:
Let the old ways guide the new ways
In episode 8 Vanessa Roanhorse provides a generous introduction into Native worldviews and how we might approach systems thinking through an Indigenous lens.
I have a long list of resources and opportunities on my radar that I think you would love! Check out the highlights here:
Job Opportunities: A bunch of my friends are hiring and I wonder whether we have the right people in this network to fill some important vacancies:
- CO.LAB are looking for their next CEO in Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Zebras Unite are looking for a managing director of their nonprofit arm. Applications are due by May 13!
- Smith & Connors are looking for a mid-senior contract project manager to support their ethical design agency!
- The Week Prototype is looking for a paid intern (in the US or UK) to work on a climate project.
- Chatham House is hiring a senior research fellow for their sustainability accelerator in London, UK.
- The good people at Yunus Social Business are looking for a brand and marketing manager based in Europe.
- To all my German readers! The German Social Entrepreneurship Monitor was just published! Find out what social entrepreneurs in Germany are working on, struggling with fighting for!
- Are you - or do you know - an underrepresented founder in Europe (incl. UK) who is working on a scalable impact business and in need of supportive networks, growth and a 25k investment? Then apply to - or pass along the info about - the Impact Shakers accelerator! Applications close May 6!
- ChangemakersXchange has gathered an impressive collection of freely accessible knowledge, processes and toolkits for entrepreneurs, team leaders, innovators, activists and changemakers. Check it out!
- When is the right time to fundraise? Have all your questions answered in this FREE masterclass by the lovely people over at Considered Capital! May 5, 4 p.m. UK time.
- Indigenomics by Carol Anne Hilton (thanks Vanessa!)
- The Culture Map: Breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business by Erin Meyer
- Since my last two guests are founding members of Zebras Unite AND the movement is looking for their next Managing Director - here's and oldie but goldie: Zebras fix what unicorns break.
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