Competing to Change the World
Okay, maybe the nominees for our Project Enterprise Contest aren't changing the world—but they are working to change their corner of it. And we here at NOW are pleased to announce that Ashoka, the much-esteemed global association of "social entrepreneurs," is going to help us choose among these nominees to select finalists for the Project Enterprise Contest. Learn more about Ashoka by visiting their website.
We've received dozens of nominations so far for the Project Enterprise Contest. And they're an impressive bunch. They're launching or running projects that use innovative solutions to tackle intractable social problems: poverty, lack of affordable housing, homelessness, environmental degradation, among many more. Some of these solutions may indeed have the power to transform the world in the sense that they can be adapted to help different types of communities around the world, thus maximizing their impact.
We've extended the nomination period until July 31st, so there's still time to nominate an up-and-coming social change pioneer. Read our Project Enterprise Contest page to learn about the specific qualifications we're looking for. We will announce the finalists in August and open up the selection process to YOU to help us choose the winner! The winner will share the joys and challenges of their project on this website and also appear on the NOW weekly broadcast.