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What are your favorite Inspirations, Concepts, Conversations or Moments on OpenIDEO over the last year? Share them and tell us why they are meaningful to you.

Over the last year our community has shared thousands of stories and examples that showcase existing work in social innovation. We've also developed a host of potential solutions for social impact. And in between, we've shared great conversations, made new friends, and learned more about communities around the world.

With that in mind, let’s take a moment to review our favorite Inspirations, Concepts, Conversations and Moments from past challenges and share with each other why these examples are meaningful to us.

To get started, take a look at our past challenges and think about how you've participated in them. 
  • Which stories of social entrepreneurs and initiatives got you most inspired to create impact in your own community? 
  • Which concepts grabbed your attention? 
  • Which community conversations taught you something new or encouraged you to think differently? 
  • And which challenges have engaged you the most and why?

Once you've found your examples, share with us why they stick out in your mind as highlights for you. Not sure about what image to use to tell your story? Try drawing one!

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You can't define it because it's constantly changing but you can explore it especially with the book The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Here is a summary http://www.leadershipexpertise.com/book_summary_the_tipping_point.php

You can't define it because it's constantly changing but you can explore it especially with the book The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Here is a summary http://www.leadershipexpertise.com/book_summary_the_tipping_point.php

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Fundation Bankinter  "The only foundation in the European financial system committed to fostering innovation-sustained wealth."... And they definitly do, I put this into inspiration source because of the content they produce, its inspiring!

Fundation Bankinter "The only foundation in the European financial system committed to fostering innovation-sustained wealth."... And they definitly do, I put this into inspiration source because of the content they produce, its inspiring!

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Been very impressed with various system-level contributions on OpenIDEO. They help us get our minds around large amounts of complexity & quantity, ensure we're exploring a range of complementary avenues for impact, and spark new connections & ideas.

Been very impressed with various system-level contributions on OpenIDEO. They help us get our minds around large amounts of complexity & quantity, ensure we're exploring a range of complementary avenues for impact, and spark new connections & ideas.

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I should probably give credit to Anjelika for this one... I had read about the first Tweet-Up Anjelika organized and thought it was a great idea so contacted her and we organised a second one recently when I was in town on my travels.

I should probably give credit to Anjelika for this one... I had read about the first Tweet-Up Anjelika organized and thought it was a great idea so contacted her and we organised a second one recently when I was in town on my travels.

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Building on Sarah's mention of OpenIDEO Tweet-ups, another favorite memory of mine was the Grameen Social Business Challenge live webcast we did with the Grameen Creative Lab.

Building on Sarah's mention of OpenIDEO Tweet-ups, another favorite memory of mine was the Grameen Social Business Challenge live webcast we did with the Grameen Creative Lab.

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The process and outcomes from the affordable learning tools challenge were sorted and developed into a document for others to access. It was a great way to see the whole journey and share it beyond the OpenIDEO experience.

The process and outcomes from the affordable learning tools challenge were sorted and developed into a document for others to access. It was a great way to see the whole journey and share it beyond the OpenIDEO experience.

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I don't know how I discovered ghanasan.com, but it inspired me to learn more about OpenIDEO and eventually contribute.

I don't know how I discovered ghanasan.com, but it inspired me to learn more about OpenIDEO and eventually contribute.

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we need a matchmaker for our ideas and skills...hey can't computers do that?

we need a matchmaker for our ideas and skills...hey can't computers do that?

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Vamos a pensar es un proyecto virtual realizado por el equpio del Senador colombiano  Camilo Romero. El proyecto busca recoger los principales problemas de cada municipio en Colomiba y de forma colaborativa solucionarlos.

Vamos a pensar es un proyecto virtual realizado por el equpio del Senador colombiano Camilo Romero. El proyecto busca recoger los principales problemas de cada municipio en Colomiba y de forma colaborativa solucionarlos.

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