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Makers Institute Class: The Power of Purpose & Your Personal Mission

Join Be Social Change for our Makers Institute class on The Power of Purpose, Your Personal Mission with instructors Mark Monchek and Ben Cart from The Opportunity Lab! Great leaders and agents of change have been driven by a clear and compelling mission. In order to accomplish lasting change, and manage the adversity that comes with it, our purpose needs to be strong and we need to attract like-minded people to join us.


This is a paid event - to purchase tickets visit our Eventbrite page 


The Power of Purpose is a practical, interactive program that helps you define what is truly important in your life, the obstacles in your way, and the resources you already have available to overcome them.

What You’ll Learn:

During the class, participants will start defining the ideal shape of their lives. They will have the opportunity to collaborate and problem solve obstacles with each other and the instructors. Participants will leave the program with a first draft of a Personal Mission Statement, the tools to keep improving it, and a vision for how best to express the mission in the work they do.

Who This Class is For:

• People want to make a positive difference in the world

• Social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders

• Those who seek motivation in their personal and professional lives

Instructor Bios:

Mark Monchek - 25 years of growing entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofits, Mark Monchek’s mission is to help entrepreneurs build profitable and meaningful businesses in ways that make the world a better place. As president of The Opportunity Lab, Mark leverages his expertise in executive coaching and consulting to create programs that spark innovation, growth, and acceleration in the social enterprise space. His innovative approach has benefited companies such as Apple, General Electric, The New York Times, The Wharton School of Business, the Harvard Business School Club, Cornell University, YPO, and NBC. He is a passionate storyteller and facilitator of meaningful dialog, and his goal for this workshop is to change participants’ belief about what is possible for their future

Ben Cart - Originally from Ohio, Ben Cart has lived up and down the East Coast in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New York. He is a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina where he studied Political Science and Anthropology with a focus on the power of new media and the internet. He has a passion for online media strategy and viral campaign management. He has worked for a number of demonstrating this interest including Forbes Media, The Nexus Global Youth Network, Moore & Associates, and the Centre For Social Innovation NYC



• The Power of Purpose & Your Personal Mission - Thursday, March 20th

• Lean Startup for Social Good 5-Class Series - Thursdays, March 20- April 17th

• Intro to Social Entrepreneurship - Tuesday, March 25th

• Pro Bono Services: Branding + Identity + Design - Monday, April 7th

• How Long Is Your Financial Runway? Bootstrap Year 1 - Monday,  April 7th

• How To Become a B Corp - Wednesday, April 9th

• How To Choose a Legal Structure - Monday, April 14th

• What's Strategy Got To Do With It? - Thursday, April 17th

• Startup Funding for Social Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 22nd

• The Modern Social Venture Business Plan - Thursday, April 24th


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The Centre for Social Innovation is a Founding Partner of the Makers Institute and a home for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in New York City. They’re building a movement of passionate people committed to a better world. Learn more at


The Makers Institute is the social good business school of Be Social Change focused on equipping founders, professionals, and creatives with the entrepreneurial skills needed to build sustainable startups, nonprofits, and purpose-driven careers. Through applied learning and practical training we help people develop 21st century business skills needed to create positive and sustainable impact. We offer classes, workshops, and boot camps in the following areas: business foundations, funding, communications, technology and professional development.

Learn more about the Makers Institute at

Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the class by contacting Be Social Change.

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  • Brooke

    Great Class - Lots of great feedback from other classmates. Looking forward to the next event.

    March 21, 2014

  • Kristina

    Thought provoking, and good to discuss with other attedees; I will see out other classes with this organization. Thanks!

    March 21, 2014

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