As we focus this month on how to lead change, I’m thrilled to feature Alex Budak, a fellow UCLA Bruin and a serial social entrepreneur. He co-founded and now advises StartSomeGood.com, a platform that 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 on a global level). He will inspire you to take action today!
In this Spotlight, Alex shares…
- Why social change starts with your desire to give toward social good.
- How key it is to find your skills and name the unique change that you can offer.
- Just how much your mindset matters when leading change.
- How to take the first step to turning your vision into a reality.
- That it doesn’t take a formal title to lead change in your current setting.
- How you can lead change no matter where or who 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+
Alex mentors, coaches and advises social entrepreneurs around the world, most recently running Scandinavia’s leading social impact incubator, Reach for Change, in Stockholm.
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 wife Rebecca.
Be the Revolution,