Have a wellness idea that will CHANGE your community?
Need funding to get your project off the ground?
Be Change is a crowd-funding platform supporting independent CHANGEmakers, ages 14-35, or the organizations they partner with.
Be Change will support your project every step of the way!
You are a young person who has an amazing idea about how to improve wellness in your community. You do your research and see that this idea is definitely achievable. You speak to all of your friends and peers and they absolutely love the concept. However, there’s just one problem, you lack the resources and support to make the project a reality. Your great idea doesn’t happen the way you envisioned and the community misses out on something that could have been awesome.
This is the situation that Be Change will, well... change. Be Change is a platform to help young changemakers build their ideas and fund them into reality. Through our crowdfunding platform, young people can choose to raise money for a one-time initiative or an ongoing wellness project. In addition, we will help young people and the organizations they partner with – like our parent organization mindyourmind – to help their ideas go further in equal partnership.
We started working on Be Change in 2013, and have since talked to dozens of key informants who have experience using crowdfunding. They encouraged us to think beyond building a traditional crowdfunding platform. From these amazing conversations, a Co-design team of young people and adults was formed to help us build a platform that provides peer support, partnerships and resources to support their ideas. Everything you see on Be Change today was is a product of this innovative approach.
Our co-design team and key informants identified three priorities: