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Ready to Change the world?


Join the #BeTheChange Incubator program, a two-month bootcamp for innovators ready to build and launch high-impact nonprofits and social ventures!

calling all innovators

  • Are you passionate about a social justice issue and want to make an impact, but don't know where to begin?

  • Are you considering a career change oriented towards meaning and purpose?

  • Do you have an existing, early-stage nonprofit or social enterprise you'd like to build and grow?

Wherever you are on your journey, the #BeTheChange Incubator can support you in making a meaningful impact on the cause that's most important to you.


program details

Over a two month period, we provide the tools, training, mentorship, and coaching you need to design, build, and launch the nonprofit or social venture of your dreams. 

Alongside the support of an incredible community of like-minded innovators, you'll receive:

  • Research-based, accessible online curriculum (see below)

  • Live workshops (2 hours/week) where you'll meet experts in the social enterprise and nonprofit world, including foundation leaders, fundraising professionals, and founders

  • Innovation Pod: Small group of 3-5 changemakers to meet with each week, share progress, ask for feedback, and support one another

  • Templates and tools to help you set up a successful nonprofit

  • Edit + review of your first grant by a grant-writing professional (for-profit ventures will receive edit + review of their pitch deck)

  • Personalized feedback on your strategic plan

  • Four 1:1 coaching sessions (60 min each) over the course of the program to support you in building your venture


  • STRATEGY: Visioning, developing SMART goals, strategic planning, and proof of concept validation (all rooted in Stanford's Design Thinking process)

  • BRAND: Design fundamentals in logo and website design, social media strategy, communications, and video-based storytelling

  • LEGAL: Building a board, setting up a legal entity, applying for 501(c)3 status and trademarks

  • FUNDRAISING: Measuring impact, creating an organizational budget, grant-writing, sponsorships, and donor cultivation

  • RELATIONSHIPS: Engaging board and volunteers, building partnerships, team management, managing donors and stakeholders, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) core skills and training

  • VALUES: Examining intersectionality of social justice issues, defining organizational values and ethics

  • GROWTH: Building confidence and resilience, mindfulness training, self-care tools, and weekly reflection exercises

Time Commitment:

  • 2 hours/week for live workshops

  • 1 hour/week for Innovation Pod meetings

  • An additional 5-7 hours/week building your organization using the tools and assignments provided in the curriculum



Each week, we invite guest speakers from across the non-profit sector to join our live calls, share their expertise, answer questions, and offer guidance and support to participants. Click each photo to read our speaker bios:

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Zoe Weil 

Co-founder + President 

Institute for Humane Education


lauren Ornelas 

Founder + President 

Food Empowerment Project

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Meghan O'Brien Lowery 

Partner & Director

The Greenbaum Foundation


Melody Hernandez 

Nonprofit Grant Consultant

Grant Professionals Association Treasurer

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Kurt Collins 


The Hidden Genius Project

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Ariel Nessel 


The Pollination Project



course facilitator:

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AnnaLise Hoopes

Founder, Executive Director

The Changemaker Project

AnnaLise is an educator, artist, and entrepreneur. She holds a bachelor's in philosophy and art from the University of Notre Dame, a master's in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a California teaching credential. She has been a classroom teacher, environmental educator, nonprofit director, and sustainable food startup founder.


In 2017 AnnaLise launched The Changemaker Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit which has now empowered 1000 youth in 25 countries. AnnaLise is passionate about many social and environmental justice issues, and focuses on education for social change as a way to multiply her impact. Her vision is to cultivate changemakers all over the world who are empowered to find their voice, take action on the issues they care about, and create a more equitable and compassionate world. 

Outside of TCP, AnnaLise serves on the board of YES Nature to Neighborhoods, a nonprofit focused on bringing inner-city Richmond youth into nature for transformative leadership experiences. She also leads a mindfulness meditation group for young adults in Berkeley, and is currently writing a book about her journey to self-compassion. In her free time, AnnaLise enjoys sailing, sewing, art, traveling, and getting into the outdoors as much as possible.

Questions? Get in touch!

Click here to get in touch with us, tell us about your project, or have your questions answered.

The Changemaker Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and all fees support our work of empowering youth around the world to be the change they wish to see. 


  • August 2 - September 27, 2020

  • Live workshops each Sunday (excluding Sept. 6 for Labor Day), 10am-12pm PDT (via Zoom)


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