Wat we doen

makesense is an open project built by a community of people passionate about Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the web. The aim of makesense is to help social entrepreneurs solve their challenges and succeed in reaching their social and/or environmental goals. In that way, we can create a better world together, by helping initiatives and social businesses that aim to have a positive impact and solve pressing social and environmental issues.

Join us and help Social Entrepreneurs take up their challenges with makesense. Choose a project you like and start working with the social entrepreneur and other wonderful people on the challenge the initiative is facing and help in creating positive impact.

Social entrepreneurs are people that pursue innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to help them develop and scale their projects by connecting them to individuals like you! makesense boosts the impact of social entrepreneurs, experts, students and other like-minded players through various events that connect the local social entrepreneurial scene.

We host SenseDrinks, meant as gatherings of people around the different aspects of social initiatives, expanding the community, and help lonely change makers surface and realize they are not alone, and there is much they can contribute, and in very simple ways.
Beside SenseDrinks, which are held monthly at each of the four hotspots in the Netherlands, we host also creativity workshops, which are called Hold-Ups. These brainstorming sessions were well designed and altered continuously by the makesense community since their inception at the end of 2009.
We also host MKS rooms, SenseCamps, and anything else that makes sense ;-)

Get more info at: http://www.makesense.org/ This group’s objective is to foster the local community of ‘SenseMakers in the Netherlands. If that sounds like a cool thing and you would also like to take part, don't hesitate to join the group.

We have 8 hotspots (locations) in the Netherlands: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Den Haag, Amersfoort, and Nijmegen.



You can connect with these groups individually by joining their FaceBook groups in the following links:

Amsterdam

https://www.facebook.com/groups/256271477892720

Utrecht

https://www.facebook.com/groups/344830739018796

Maastricht

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1501462676793148


Rotterdam

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1859109500993451/


Arnhem

https://www.facebook.com/groups/412572925579193/


Den Haag

https://www.facebook.com/groups/530328587122494/

Amersfoort

https://www.facebook.com/groups/159859481022687/

Nijmegen

https://www.facebook.com/groups/149244942088847/

See you online, at the events, and feel free to connect personally for any help !!!

Geplande evenementen (5+)

SenseDrink #

Heeft een locatie nodig

• What we'll do Every 3rd Thursday of the Month, we meet to discuss Social Businesses!! This SenseDrink will focus on..... stay tuned for more details when the event gets closer ;-) If you have any ideas for our events, feel free to communicate them, we are open for suggestions. Join us and help Social Entrepreneurs take up their challenges with MakeSense. Choose a project you like and start working with the social entrepreneur and other wonderful people on the challenge the initiative is facing and help in creating positive impact. Social entrepreneurs are people that pursue innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to help them develop and scale their projects by connecting them to individuals like you! MakeSense boosts the impact of social entrepreneurs, experts, students and other like-minded players through various events that connect the local social entrepreneurial scene. Feel free to share and invite anyone you like!!!!! :) Actually, please do, feel obliged even, together we are stronger ;-) PS: Location could change so please check out on when events is near Organized by MakeSense Amsterdam Hotspot Check-out the event on FaceBook: Will be added closer to the event date, stay tuned. • What to bring • Important to know Keep yourselves posted about the location, we will post on the message board and send out an email when we choose one. Same goes for the topic or activity that month.

Lost in my relationships with big corporations

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

For our second edition of "Lost in" afterworks, we will talk about and share our experiences with big corporations! Agenda of the event: 17:30 Walk in and get comfortable 18:00 Check-in and a short presentation and updates about makesense and Lost in 18:15 Max's story - my (almost) mapped out life 18:35 Marie's story - my corporate activism 19:00 Small exercise/workshop 19:20 Call to action 19:30 Driiiiiiiinks (and food) Please bring you own food and drinks! We will meet at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam. If you have any question, reach out to Fred, Anna or Celia! See you, tot zo, hasta pronto, a bientôt!

Social Entrepreneurship Friday #

Heeft een locatie nodig

Every first Friday of the Month you are invited to our Social Entrepreneurship Friday !!! Do you want to connect with people who would like to have a positive impact in the world? Here's the place to be ! Do you want to not only complain but also find solutions to the problems you'd like to see solved? Feel empower with our vibrant community ! Do you have an upcoming pitch you'll like to practice? Bring it on ! We'll help you improve it ! For this please contact us in advance to make sure there is time in the program, you can also come on the monthly SenseDrink for pitching ideas, every 3rd Thursday of the month ;-) Come and hear pitches by Social Entrepreneurs and brainstorm on their ideas, share your own experience and point of view on how businesses can use empathy to change the world to a better place. Sometimes we have a planned workshop, sometimes pitches, games, workshops by Sapient Social & Environmental Enterprises, our sponsors in the Netherlands, and many more event formats. We are always open for anything you want to bring forward, as long as it is inline with making sense & social business. Come and try your workshop, show us something cool you have created, anything you like, just contact us and we'll accommodate. And this month..... stay tuned for more details. Agenda for the event: 18:00 Walk in and get comfortable 18:30 Check-in and a short presentation and updates from MakeSense, about MakeSense Main part of program not decided yet, stay tuned for more details 22:00 closing and drinks, depending on location, stay tuned, and read below ;-) Where? TBA (To Be Announced), we try to change locations to make it more interesting and be convenient for everyone, give a chance for it to happen in different parts of the city :-) So check each event individually to see where it happens this time. Have a cool location we should try, let's do it, we are open for anything and everywhere. Hope to see you there !!! Best regards from the MakeSense NL team !!!

SenseDrink #

Heeft een locatie nodig

• What we'll do Every 3rd Thursday of the Month, we meet to discuss Social Businesses!! This SenseDrink will focus on..... stay tuned for more details when the event gets closer ;-) If you have any ideas for our events, feel free to communicate them, we are open for suggestions. Join us and help Social Entrepreneurs take up their challenges with MakeSense. Choose a project you like and start working with the social entrepreneur and other wonderful people on the challenge the initiative is facing and help in creating positive impact. Social entrepreneurs are people that pursue innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to help them develop and scale their projects by connecting them to individuals like you! MakeSense boosts the impact of social entrepreneurs, experts, students and other like-minded players through various events that connect the local social entrepreneurial scene. Feel free to share and invite anyone you like!!!!! :) Actually, please do, feel obliged even, together we are stronger ;-) PS: Location could change so please check out on when events is near Organized by MakeSense Amsterdam Hotspot Check-out the event on FaceBook: Will be added closer to the event date, stay tuned. • What to bring • Important to know Keep yourselves posted about the location, we will post on the message board and send out an email when we choose one. Same goes for the topic or activity that month.

Vorige evenementen (150)

Sustainable City Tour : 1st edition

Amsterdam