As we focus this month on how to lead change, I’m excited to feature Alex Budak, a fellow UCLA Bruin and a serial social entrepreneur. He co-founded and now advises StartSomeGood.com, a crowdfunding platform for changemakers which has helped over 700 social impact organizations in more than 50 countries raise over 5 million dollars! Alex’s insights into what you can do to make a difference locally or globally will inspire you to take action today.
In this Millennial Spotlight, Alex shares how…
- Social change starts with your desire to contribute toward social good
- Important it is to recognize your skills and the unique change that you can offer
- Much your mindset and attitude matter when leading change
- To take the first step to turn your vision into a change-making reality
- It doesn’t take a formal position to lead change in your community
- You can lead change wherever and whoever you are
What Inspires Alex to be a Changemaker
- Life Entrepreneurs by Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek
- TED Talk: How to Start a Movement by Derek Sivers
- Tribes by Seth Godin
- The Changemaker Toolkit
- Start Some Good: The Crowdfunding Platform for Changemakers
More About Alex
He co-founded, and now advises, StartSomeGood.com which has helped 700+ social impact organizations in 50+ countries raise $5M+
He mentors, coaches and advises social entrepreneurs around the world, most recently running Scandinavia’s leading social impact incubator, Reach for Change, in Stockholm, Sweden.
He has given talks on the topics of leadership and social innovation in venues ranging from Ukraine to Cambodia; LA to the Arctic Circle; and at both the World Bank and White House. And his writing has been published in FastCompany, The Guardian and Huffington Post.
He’s been named a “top 100 visionary leader” by Real Leaders Magazine, Top 99 under 33 in Foreign Policy by Diplomatic Courier and received YouthActionNet’s global fellowship.
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his favorite changemaker, his wife Rebecca.
Be the Revolution,