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Your 2nd Personal Quest! Connect!

You can’t start a chain reaction by yourself. You need to connect with others. You need to build a network–or several networks. Start by finding a chain you already like–maybe one that you’ve helped create. Invite the players in that … Continue reading

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Inspire the future of social innovation! Go for the Rockefeller Foundation Award!

As sponsor of the Catalysts for Change global game, the Rockefeller Foundation–now almost a century old–is looking for new perspectives and innovative approaches to social change for the next century. The foundation is reaching out to all you for your … Continue reading

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Mission 6: Catalyze new stories to make a new future!

Come on, all you STORYTELLERS around the world! It’s time to play your BEST IDEAS for new stories that could change the future of poverty. Tag them #story If you’re not a STORYTELLER, you can still win this mission. Find … Continue reading

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Mission 5: Catalyze new rules for new kinds of governance!

So you think you can build a better world with better rules. Here’s your chance to strut your stuff as a RULES ARCHITECT. Play your BEST IDEAS for how to use NEW RULES to change the way the game is … Continue reading

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Connect with your creativity! Compete for the Tiffany Shlain Award!

Tiffany Shlain knows the power of awards to inspire excellence and creativity. She was the founder of the Webby Awards—the equivalent of the Oscars for the Internet. She’s also a the director of Connected, a “clickstream” film to discover what … Continue reading

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Mission 4: Catalyze new capacities!

All you CAPACITY BUILDERS out there! This is where we need your hands-on leadership. Play your BEST IDEAS for how to build new kinds of capacity to catalyze positive change in the lives of poor and vulnerable communities. Tag it … Continue reading

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Mission 3: Catalyze the best use of EVIDENCE

This is a mission for all you Evidence Collectors to shine. But everyone can play. Play your BEST IDEAS for how to use new kinds of EVIDENCE to catalyze positive change in poor or vulnerable communities. Tag it #evidence If … Continue reading

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Innovate in the Open: Win the Tim O’Reilly Award

Tim O’Reilly, the Irish-born founder of O’Reilly Media and organizer of annual FOO Camps around the world, is a proponent of open source strategies for creating our best tools and solving our social problems. Turn your Catalyst for Change gameplay … Continue reading

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Mission 2: Build on your stories

Remember your SECRET MISSION from yesterday? Your secret list of variations on an unexpected story of poverty? Now you can play this list: 1. Play a card that tells your unexpected story of poverty. 2. Then play your secret list … Continue reading

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Are you a 21st Century civil servant? Play to win the Shannon Spanhake Award!

Shannon Spanhake is not your last-century bureaucrat! First of all, she has a patent pending for air-monitoring technology for which she was named one of the “100 Women Innovating Science and Technology” by the Grace Hopper Foundation. Before that, she … Continue reading

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