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Announcement of the Rockefeller Foundation Award!

The Rockefeller Foundation Award went to the player for suggesting the most inspiring approach to innovation in social change for the next century… and this award goes to…. player nasredinhoja in Beijing! Congratulations nasredinhoja!!! The card that has inspired the Rockefeller … Continue reading

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Catalysts for Change: Still Going Strong

Dear Catalysts, At long last, we come together again to reflect on the Catalysts for Change game. For me, personally, it has been an experience that has continued to evolve as I move farther away from the actual game play.  … Continue reading

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Thank you! And stand by for celebrity awards!

It’s official! More than 1,600 players joined us in the final 48 hours, playing 18,160 cards! As we wrap our 48-hour global conversation with the world about catalysts for change, we are extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who joined. … Continue reading

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Mission 8: Catalyze a DIGITAL LEAP Winner

The winner of the Digital Leap award is Vexelius for the idea of digitizing oral tradition. Digitizing culture could be empowering, as it could both receive outside recognition and be an act of self-affirmation. Too often, cultural traditions are seen as something that must … Continue reading

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Mission 7: Catalyze WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP Award Winners

The Women’s Leadership award goes to MacIntyre for the idea of a cooperative women’s childcare center/shelter, run by and run for women. The idea was particularly striking for the multiple benefits it offered—employment, childcare, and providing women protection. Perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it”

Peter Drucker made this comment before the online game “Catalysts for Change: Paths out of Poverty” was invented. In the past 48 hours, over 17,000 cards were played by 1,500 participants over 50 countries. This real-time online collaboration has illustrated … Continue reading

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Winners!! Of the Innovative Citizenship Award!!!!

Plasko_Kisic in Peru and Open in Oakland win the Innovative Citizenship award for touching on a very old issue that continues to have deep modern implications. Plasko_Kisic reminds us that denying one group the ability to fully express their identity and to exercise their own … Continue reading

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Everything does not start and end with funding.

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Super Citizen Award!

The Super Citizen is awarded to Nasrendinhoja for rethinking rules to favor the marginalized. People often ask: Do our votes really count – when, how and by whom? Nasrendinhoja proposes that marginalized communities take full advantage of social media platforms … Continue reading

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Winner!! of the Master Storyteller Award!

The Master Storyteller Award goes to 3 people who together arrived at a great idea around using a global library system for sharing hyperlocal stories about best practices. Well done! Magnusi in New York suggests we go hyperlocal to tell … Continue reading

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