ChangeMakers for Impact

2 women educator entrepreneurs sharing a platform for educators to be EMPOWERED & EQUIPPED to bring deeper learning to their classrooms.

Angela
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Project Ends on August 1, 2020

Project Description

Amanda and Angela co-own Incubate to Innovate, a products and services company, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are passionate about equipping educators with best practices, tools, and an online collaborative network. Incubate to Innovate is transforming teaching and learning experiences and environments using innovation to prepare students with 21st-century skills. 

With over 35 years of combined education experience, Incubate to Innovate was launched as a solution to many of the challenges that educators face. Research shows that our students are not graduating with the skillsets necessary to navigate the complexities of our ever-changing world. Teachers are continuing to use old methods rather than Pivoting with Perseverance to incorporate new methods that WILL more effectively prepare the leaders of tomorrow.

 

In response to the challenges they were experiencing and witnessing within education, Amanda and Angela have created tools, resources, and innovative learning experiences for teachers. Teachers were hungry for any materials they could get that would lead to deeper and more impactful learning experiences for their students. And they were looking anywhere and everywhere for authentic Collaboration & Connection

As Amanda and Angela started journeying alongside educators they began to DREAM BIG about what it might look like to start an online collaborative learning community for educators. #REdefinePD

The ladies of Incubate to Innovate want to be a solution to many of the challenges that educators face: loneliness, accessibility & equity, lack of an authentic, encouraging community, purposeful learning, resourcing...

The ChangeMakers for Impact network was born!

ChangeMakers for Impact is an online collaborative network that brings together educators and #ChangeMakers using innovation, creativity, & exploration to design a better world one idea & one collaboration at a time leading to social change & widespread impact. 

The network is ALL about curating authentic relationships, lifelong learning, and growth, and creating opportunities together that we could not have created alone. The network is comprised of 60% educators and 40% of individuals from the business and non-profit world that are passionate about education reform. 

We are all about the #PowerofTogether and giving educators a place to connect student learning to real-world applications. 

"The ChangeMakers for Impact network has been a game-changer for me, both professionally and personally. Through the network, I have had the privilege of meeting many new people who are seeking to embrace exploration in their professional careers. The connections I have made are authentic, challenging me to think and grow well beyond what I could in my own school setting." 

Joanna Richter, Academic Counselor, Minnesota


Benefits of Membership for Educators

  • Exclusive content, resourcing, and encouragement 365 days a year! 
  • Posts from a vast variety of hosts from the world of education and beyond
  • Access to collaborative workshops/courses (with the ability to earn continuing education hours)
  • Authentic collaboration, connection, and bridge-building
  • Journey forward with an international #ChangeMakerCrew

Why Crowd Funding?

Crowdfunding through iFundWomen is our opportunity to make our dreams a reality for educators so that innovative practices and authentic collaboration are making it to our MOST important stakeholders...our students! #PowerOfTogether

What will the funds be used for? 

  • First and foremost, to continue to steward FREE lifetime memberships to as many educators world-wide as possible (value: $29.99/year).

  • Curriculum development to translate more content to online workshops/courses and ongoing resource development 

  • Another area for growth and expansion would be curating videos and podcasting for use on the network! Funds will be used for technology and personnel to make that happen. 

  • Marketing the ChangeMakers for Impact network to increase new members both in education and outside education. 

  • Ongoing website development and engagement strategy 

"Our job is not to prepare our students for something. Our job is to help students prepare themselves for anything." -A.J. Juliani 

 

The educators teaching our kids are impacting and shaping the hearts and minds of the leaders of tomorrow!

Help us make it possible to provide a safe place of encouragement, resourcing, collaboration, accessibility, and equity for our educators! 

Together, we CAN reimagine education! #ChangeMakerCrew #NoSmallDreams

 

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Where is the money going? 

  • First and foremost, to continue to steward FREE lifetime memberships to as many educators world-wide as possible (value: $29.99/year).

  • Curriculum development to translate more content to online workshops/courses and ongoing resource development 

  • Another area for growth and expansion would be curating videos and podcasting for use on the network! Funds will be used for technology and personnel to make that happen. 

  • Marketing the ChangeMakers for Impact network to increase new members both in education and outside education. 

  • Ongoing website development and engagement strategy 

 

What is your mission?

We are bringing together a community of educators and #ChangeMakers using innovation, creativity, & exploration to design a better world one idea & one collaboration at a time leading to social change & widespread impact.  

 

When did you launch? 

We launched the ChangeMakers for Impact network in August of 2018. 

 

What are your services? 

We equip educators with best pedagogical practices, tools, and an online collaborative network to transform teaching and learning experiences and environments using innovation to prepare students with 21st-century skills.

 

Are you a non-profit or an LLC? 

We're an LLC.

 

Is there a fee to join the ChangeMakers for Impact network? 

Our heart's desire is to provide as many FREE memberships for educators as possible! One day we would love to move to a complete "freemium" model. In the meantime, you can join and support the network for a fee of $29.99/year! 

 

Besides donating, how else can I support you? 

We'd love for you to spread the word about our campaign and/or consider joining the ChangeMakers for Impact network! 

 

Who should I contact if I have a question? 

Please email angelaanderson@incubatetoinnovate.com with any questions about our iFundWomen campaign or the ChangeMakers for Impact network. 

 

Allison Ratwik
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Allen Banks
02/13/2020
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Preston Anderson
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Amanda K. Kopischke
02/09/2020
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$10
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Give $10 and we will showcase you and your school/company on the network on our ChangeMaker Wall of Fame! 

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ChangeMaker Package

Give $25.00 and receive stickers that showcase a few of the ChangeMaker Mindsets™. 

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$50
Network Package

Give $50.00 and receive a lifetime membership to the ChangeMakers for Impact network for you to keep for yourself, or for you to give to a friend of yours that is an educator. 

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$100
#ChangeMakerCrew Package

Give $100 and receive two lifetime memberships to the ChangeMakers for Impact network - one for you and one for a friend or educator in your life! #ChangeMakerCrew

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$250
#NoSmallDreams Package

Give $250 and receive a hand-crafted wooden #nosmalldreams plaque and five lifetime memberships to the ChangeMakers for Impact network - one for you, and four to share with friends, family members, colleagues, or educators in your life!

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#NoSmallDreams PLUS Package

Give $500 and receive the following: hand-crafted wooden #NoSmallDreams plaque and two-lifetime memberships to the ChangeMakers for Impact network - one for you and one for you to give to a friend or colleague. PLUS a robust bundle of ALL our products in PDF form ($250+ value) to keep for yourself or to give to an educator in your life! 

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$1,000
Make a Difference Package

Give $1,000 and make it possible for the Incubate to Innovate team to GIFT 30 FREE, lifetime memberships to the ChangeMakers for Impact network to educators across the country! You will also receive a free lifetime membership and will be highlighted on the network for your contribution to making #NoSmallDreams happen!

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Rewards

$10
Spotlight Package

Give $10 and we will showcase you and your school/company on the network on our ChangeMaker Wall of Fame! 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
ChangeMaker Package

Give $25.00 and receive stickers that showcase a few of the ChangeMaker Mindsets™. 

143 Left
0 Supporters
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$50
Network Package

Give $50.00 and receive a lifetime membership to the ChangeMakers for Impact network for you to keep for yourself, or for you to give to a friend of yours that is an educator. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
#ChangeMakerCrew Package

Give $100 and receive two lifetime memberships to the ChangeMakers for Impact network - one for you and one for a friend or educator in your life! #ChangeMakerCrew

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
#NoSmallDreams Package

Give $250 and receive a hand-crafted wooden #nosmalldreams plaque and five lifetime memberships to the ChangeMakers for Impact network - one for you, and four to share with friends, family members, colleagues, or educators in your life!

50 Left
0 Supporters
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$500
#NoSmallDreams PLUS Package

Give $500 and receive the following: hand-crafted wooden #NoSmallDreams plaque and two-lifetime memberships to the ChangeMakers for Impact network - one for you and one for you to give to a friend or colleague. PLUS a robust bundle of ALL our products in PDF form ($250+ value) to keep for yourself or to give to an educator in your life! 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Make a Difference Package

Give $1,000 and make it possible for the Incubate to Innovate team to GIFT 30 FREE, lifetime memberships to the ChangeMakers for Impact network to educators across the country! You will also receive a free lifetime membership and will be highlighted on the network for your contribution to making #NoSmallDreams happen!

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