OpenIDEO has turned 1! It’s been an incredible year of connecting and collaborating for social innovation and we are so amazed by the flourishing community that has joined us since our launch. To celebrate our first anniversary, we’re asking you to explore together and identify ways that we can increase our individual and collective social impact over the course of the next year.
Over the past year, our OpenIDEO community – over 17,000 members from more than 170 countries – has proven to be boldly and passionately optimistic about social change. Together we’ve explored a variety of pressing social issues, including maternal health, affordable education, local food and cancer, and collaboratively developed innovative ideas to meet those challenges.
Our community has collected over 3,100 Inspirations and generated over 2,200 Concepts to improve the world we live in. Since the launch of our platform last year, we have become even more committed to the idea that OpenIDEO can be a springboard for each of us to be part of meaningful social impact. We've been thinking about the
pathways to impact
– and are keen for you to join us in exploring them further.
With that in mind, the purpose of this challenge is two-fold:
1. To celebrate our collective learnings and reflect on the work we’ve done so far to make our global communities brighter, healthier and happier.
2. To consider how together we can create even more social impact – individually, in our local neighborhoods and around the world – through our connection on the OpenIDEO platform and the vibrant virtual community we’re forming.
The OpenIDEO Team is excited that our own community can help us envision ways to achieve impact – not just through our sponsors but also ourselves in our own local communities. Let’s use our collaborative power to imagine how to extend real world action around our challenges.
We're eager for you to join us in kicking up our heels in celebration, reflecting back on the work we have done over the past year, and turning our attention toward making even greater social impact in the year ahead.
on tips the community used to create their ideas in this challenge.