102. Social Change Nation Helps Social Entrepreneurs Make a Dollar and a Difference
Joshua Mark Schukman
Joshua Schukman is founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Social Change Nation. His mission and passion is to provide startup social entrepreneurs with the best tools for growing their ventures. His podcast features interviews with the world’s leading change agents, creating online content to help startups make a dollar and a difference.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Working for a variety of nonprofit and purpose-driven for-profits, Josh’s desire to work for social change remained strong, but he wasn’t clear how all the parts fit together. Connecting with a supportive start-up community of like-minded people in Kansas City nurtured him toward creating Social Change Nation, where he now helps create supportive communities.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Josh’s high school dream of being the next Matt Damon fell apart as he was turned down by school after school. He suddenly knew college was the wrong choice. He ended up enlisting in AmeriCorps, which “really came to define my life and laid a foundation for everything I did.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“Make people feel like they can become part of something greater than themselves, and they’ll love you for it,” Josh said while chatting with social entrepreneurs around the world. “One thing that makes a successful social entrepreneur stand out is their ability to bring people into causes bigger than any one person.”
On His Bookshelf
Getting Everything You Can out of All You’ve Got: 21 Ways You can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition, by Jay Abraham
Web Copy That Sells: The Revolutionary Formula for Creating Killer Copy That Grabs Their Attention and Compels, by Maria Veloso
Business By the Book: The Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for the Workplace, Larry Burkett
Start Your Own Information Marketing Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success(StartUp Series), Robert Skrob
How to Write a Good Advertisement: A Short Course in Copywriting, Victor O. Schwab
Connecting With Joshua Mark Schukman
Currently offering $1k grants to any startup social entrepreneur willing to interview people in their target market. Contact Josh via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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