Robinetto: scaling impact to make tap water the obvious choice

With increasing astonishment I observed the hoarders when lockdown started: toilet paper, pasta, flour and water. Waaaaaater? Who buys bottled water and then drags it to a house where good drinking water flows from the tap?? This really goes beyond my mind. Unfortunately, my astonishment doesn’t seem to be shared by many. In Belgium, weContinue reading “Robinetto: scaling impact to make tap water the obvious choice”

Wij zijn geen eerste-horde kampeerders

Vandaag mocht ik het Innovatiecafé met de ronkende titel ‘Doing The Impossible’ modereren. Wat gebeurt er als je vier ‘impossibles’ aan een publiek serveert : een kramp in de hand door het neerpennen van de vele treffende uitspraken! Koen De Vidts, bestuurder van NewB vertelde bevlogen over hoe een ethische coöperatieve bank tot leven kwam.Continue reading “Wij zijn geen eerste-horde kampeerders”

Internationaal schalen: vergt tijd én lef.

“Hier spreekt ervaring!” sprak een stemmetje in m’n hoofd toen ik afgelopen vrijdag aan de salontafel zat van Bob Elsen, oprichter van Joker Reizen en de ViaVia reiscafés. In een webinar onder de titel ‘Impact International’ kluisterden 16 impact ondernemers zich virtueel mee aan Bob z’n lippen en leerden we van hem hoe hij sindsContinue reading “Internationaal schalen: vergt tijd én lef.”

Book launch ‘Leaving a Legacy’

Thrilled to invite you all to our book launch!! die Keure Publishing, Ashoka Belgium and Impact House join forces for the launch of ‘Leaving a Legacy, Increase your social impact’, that I wrote together with Omar Mohout. On the 18th of June, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm CET, a vibrant webinar moderated by Anika Horn,Continue reading “Book launch ‘Leaving a Legacy’”

The art of combining different scaling strategies

This morning, I could inspire the participants of the Ashoka Impact Programme 2020 about how to scale impact. What a great group of social entrepreneurs who are crafting innovative circular models and impactful solutions to build a sustainable future!  I presented the preview of the legacy canvas, part of our book in publication “Leaving a Legacy”. With thisContinue reading “The art of combining different scaling strategies”

Boosting competition to scale your impact: the Skateistan example

Wow! Thanks to corona times (I know: it’s odd to be thankful to a virus, but it has some collateral goodness to it) I was able to join an online session of the Skoll World Forum. Having an interest in scaling impact, I was happy to see a session entitled ‘Empowering Competitors to Scale Impact’.Continue reading “Boosting competition to scale your impact: the Skateistan example”

From the Venture point of view to the Impact point of view

Thanks Nate Wong for his great article in #Stanford Social Innovation Review. Very recognizable. Too often, the venture model dominates how impact driven organisations are ‘rated’. Let’s start to use the impact point of view! Especially when it comes to #growth jury members should take in mind that growing impact doesn’t always require capacity building.Continue reading “From the Venture point of view to the Impact point of view”

Ten Ways to F*ck Up Your Pitch

Heading to a pitch? Grab this opportunity to get some tips from ‘pitch master’ Michael Koenka. In this free comprehensive guide, Michael learns you the 10 ways to f*ck up your pitch. Hide out of sight, go on forever, be boring,… are possible ways for instance. Luckily, Michael gives you tips to get your audienceContinue reading “Ten Ways to F*ck Up Your Pitch”