What is a Changemaker?

Written by Miles Bilka
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You’ve been seeing the word “Changemaker” a lot from us recently, but you might be asking yourself what does it really mean? Simply put, a changemaker is someone who has a desire to make a change. Have you set your mind on tackling problems in your local community? Then you’re a changemaker. Are you passionate about traveling overseas to help a cause you care deeply about? Then you’re a changemaker.

Changemakers are all around us. They are individuals who put their minds to a goal and work towards achieving it.  The best part about being a changemaker is there is no set way or path. You get to decide what your passions are and how to turn those passions into a purpose. 

Changemakers aren’t only important in the social sector, they are important everywhere. Changemakers are the future of innovation and innovative thinking. Without changemakers like yourself, the world wouldn’t be able to see the improvements and advances that are being made across our sector. 

In an ever-changing world, we must all feel confident in creating positive change. 

How to Turn Being a Changemaker Into a Career

Young professionals all over the world are launching social-impact careers with a single goal in mind: making the world a better place. The nonprofit sector offers a variety of career opportunities for changemakers. Working within the nonprofit sector, a vast network of more than one million organizations, changemakers are finding opportunities to use their talents and creativity to take on some of the world’s most pressing social issues. Whatever changes you are looking to make, the nonprofit sector is bursting with opportunities for you to use your talents to make that change. 

Wanting to become a changemaker, but not sure where to start? If you are on the path to earning your Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential, then you are already getting started. Already a CNP? Then you have been a member of our changemaker community for years. Interested in upping your game? Learn more about becoming a CNP today through one of our multiple pathways. Find the one that is right for you!