Sunday, 29 April 2012


On Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 9:00am EST/14:00 GMT to 4:00pm EST/21:00 GMT, the Rockefeller Foundation will host a #RF100 Twitter Conference focused on the three issue areas of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2012 Innovation Challenges – Farming Now, Irrigation Efficiency and Decoding Data. @ContextPartners to moderate the online event!

Invitation extended to all innovators, practitioners, students, experts, journalists, activists, content-creators, communicators, and anyone interested in the issues pertaining to the following timely and pertinent issues:
·         Farming Now: Supporting young people to enter and stay in farming as a profession
·         Irrigating Efficiency: Scaling or improving agricultural water use efficiency
·         Decoding Data: Using data to create change that improves the lives of poor or vulnerable communities in cities

Join any time during the conference by logging onto twitter. It’s your chance to share your thoughts, ideas, challenges, and perspectives on these issues and to connect with innovators and thought-leaders. Show your support to this unique online forum by promoting the event, here is a sample tweet you can use:

< JOIN @RockefellerFdn at #RF100 Twitter Conference on May 2, 2012 @9am EST onwards. View details at >

How does it work?
A Twitter Conference is an extended Twitter chat that is a real-time discussion focused on a specific theme. It is designed to bring together various stakeholders (from social entrepreneurs and innovators, to funders and media) to share ideas, discuss best practices, identify the latest innovations, and pinpoint areas requiring more exploration. It is also a great way to connect with colleagues and supporters around the globe!

How to participate?
1.                   Log on to twitter (if you don’t have an account, create one – its free)
2.                   Follow @RockefellerFdn for tweets and updates related to the chat.
3.                   During the chat use or an application like Tweetdeck or TweetChat to follow the #RF100 hashtag and keep up with the conversation.
4.                   Enter the discussion anytime by tagging your tweets with #RF100.
5.                   Here is the shortcut to the Twitter Conference room:

Source: Rockefeller Foundation:

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Zoom in on Change Photo & Images Contest

Ashoka Changemakers invites you to join in as a visual storyteller through your high quality, compelling imagery that shows the innovation and inspiration in ideas, projects, and communities around the world.
Our Zoom in on Change contest is about photos that show change happening at the moment the shutter is clicked and illustrate an emerging trend. You can also submit creative imagery such as illustrations and composites. is all set to get more interactive with Campaigns, this May 2012. Come join in, beginning with your best images. Then stick around to be part of the ongoing story of change through your images, participation in conversations, by exploring ideas and insights—and by taking part in the action opportunities that will allow you to amplify global movements for change.

You may submit more than one image to us via only one of these social media streams by April 25, 2012. Pick a platform that is most convenient for you —keeping in mind we are using the audience’s response to pick the winners.
·         Twitter—tweet the image using the hashtag #ZoomChange
·         Facebook—post your photo on our Facebook Fan page wall: Ashoka Changemakers (make sure to go our fan page at the link)
·         Pinterest—tweet us @changemakers or email us ( a link to your Pinterest account so we can invite you to pin on Changemakers’ collaborative board, Zoom in on Change
·         Flickr—Join our Zoom in on Change group to submit your images

Winning photos will be those that by 5 p.m. EDT April 27, 2012 have received the most likes, favourites, re-tweets, or re-pins on the social media platform used to enter. So get your friends and networks to support your visual storytelling prowess!

To know more about the prizes and photo themes visit:
Disclaimer: By entering the competition, you confirm that you are the owner of the copyright to the image(s) and grant Changemakers the right to publish your image(s) and reuse them to promote social change.