Social changemakers mapping is a project aimed to collect, process and present information about social change leaders. The survey was conducted by “snowball” method: at the beginning 79 people, recommended by the partnership team, were interviewed. All of them, for their part, recommended other leaders of social changes in depth interviews. Many of named leaders also had been questioned and suggested other estimable candidates.
The project addresses the problem of low representation of social changemakers and connections between them, which lie at the core of the community and are the necessary element in the formation of social innovations.
socially-oriented projects and organizations
    For social change leaders and their projects
    For society as a whole
    Getting aware of the best practices in the field of their expertise and related fields through the shaping of an active community.
    Getting aware of the setbacks and needs social change leaders face when systematically developing social services.
    Opportunity to tell public at large about their own project(-s).
    Getting aware of the most pressing social challenges and the people tackling them.
    Expanding the audience aware of the projects changing life for the better.
    Increasing trust in social change leaders.
    Establishing new patterns of human behavior.
    Better understanding that personal participation in social changes is necessary and possible.
    Participating in social projects is becoming a social norm.
    Opportunity to introduce Russian social change leaders to the global community.
    Mapping and shaping a community is the starting point of cooperation on an equal basis with the Map’s participants.
    This is the formation of a kind of broad expert community united by common values.
    This is the starting point for moving on.
    Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Social Innovation Support Centre SOL’ was founded in 2014. The organization was established to identify and support tools and projects aimed at developing social innovations.
    We make every effort to let everyone know they are able to change the reality to improve the quality of life, and we make people act accordingly. This is our mission.
    The Wealth Transformation Centre of the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management is a Russia- and CIS-based educational and research platform for business families, their family offices, service providers, philanthropic organizations, regulators, and scientists.
    The center was established under the SKOLKOVO Business School in 2013 on the initiative and with the active participation of Ruben Vardanyan, entrepreneur and philanthropist, a founder of the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management and its first President.
    The Friends Foundation was established in 2016 to help the charity industry become more professional.
    Supporting for many years multiple non-profit organizations and individuals, the Friends came to the conclusion that the industry needed systemic changes.
    Expert Review — we help projects become sustainable and self-dependent.
    founder of the Wealth Transformation Centre, SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management,social entrepreneur and philanthropist
    Ruben Vardanyan
    Executive Director of the Social Innovation Support Centre SOL’
    Jioulnar Asfari
    Honorary Member of the Association for the Promotion of Development, SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management, co-founder and board member of the Friends Foundation
    Gor Nakhapetyan
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    In 2016, SOL’ conducted a similar study
    in the field of education
    304 interviews were held, with over 1,800 recommendations received, 963 leaders identified. The fact that there are so many outstanding projects was a revelation even for the community (source: numerous reviews).

    As many as 150 leaders took part in the presentation of the study deliverables, held in the Moscow Planetarium in April 2017. The absolutely positive feedback has confirmed the value of such meetings for the community. In 2018, the study of innovation leaders in education was continued with shaping the Map of Russian Educational Projects.
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