• Changemakers pave the way
    to a brighter future!
    Thank you to our community of donors and changemakers for moving us closer to our 2013 million dollar goal!

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Make it bright

Make the U.S. Brighter

Ashoka launched the Make It Bright fundraising campaign in the Fall of 2013. Make It Bright is an annual fundraiser, and you can expect to see news about the 2014 campaign in the coming months. We hope you will stay involved with Ashoka and continue to support us in years to come!

Ashoka identifies and supports people who see the world not as it is, but as it could be; who seek to change a broken system instead of letting it continue. These people come in many different forms: they’re social entrepreneurs and business leaders, they’re journalists and storytellers, they’re parents and young people, they’re college students and teachers. What they have in common is a commitment to turning today’s dark spots into bright spots. We call them changemakers. And we’re working to find, connect, and multiply them at unprecedented rates across the U.S. and around the world.

Our Story

Ashoka, as told by the members of our community.

50 Days. 50 Bright Ideas.

Day 50: Your Bright Idea!

As we venture into the new year, we know there are millions of changemakers out there bringing creative solutions to problems big and small. What are you doing to make the world brighter? Share your story — or someone else’s — via commenting below, facebook, instagram, or twitter using #makeitbright #2014 and let’s make this year […]

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Day 49, Bruce Bloom’s Bright Idea: Finding Cures within Our Reach

Dr. Bruce Bloom has pioneered a way to improve patients’ lives quickly and safely by repurposing existing drugs, treatments and medical devices. Rather than waiting for elusive scientific breakthroughs, Cures Within Reach brings researchers, clinicians and philanthropic partners together to speed promising research into patient care to improve quality and length of life for patients […]

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