At MakeSense, we have been building since 2011 a team of talented people who are passionate about social entrepreneurship and citizen engagement and wish to use their skills to solve the most pressing challenges of our society. `
Who we are ?
With MakeSense, having a positive impact on society becomes a collective adventure accessible to all ! MakeSense turns the talents, skills and connections of thousands of individuals around the world into unique superpowers to help Social Entrepreneurs. It’s happening thanks to an active community of 3000 volunteers in 110 cities around the world spotting entrepreneurs and mobilizing on their challenges. : online through a website and offline through the organization of challenge-solving workshops called Hold-Ups. Within 7 years, MakeSense has mobilised more than 30,000 citizens to help 3,000 social entrepreneurs all over the globe !
Our concrete expertises :
-INSPIRE : we inspire citizens about social entrepreneurship and exciting solutions to the most pressing issues
-ENGAGE : we engage citizens to take action and support multiple projects using their skills, creativity and networks. We train them to be agents of change and take part in building the solutions
-ACCELERATE : we support social entrepreneurs solving their challenges and accelerate their projects and impact
-COLLABORATE : as we need everyone to overcome the challenges, we make all local actors collaborate to generate a collective impact
And in Lebanon?
We have been active on social entrepreneurship in Lebanon for more than 2 years now, involving more than 2000 participants in more than 200 events and partnering with amazing supporters of this ecosystem like Berytech and others such as Loyac, AUB, NDU, Arabnet, Aiesec etc. We are currently active in 5 regions (Beirut, Jounieh, Tripoli, Baadba/Aley, Shouf, Saida).
We plan to develop new impactful activities, including starting an acceleration program for social entrepreneurs in Beirut.
The new talent will join the existing Community Development team in Lebanon to bring new business opportunities to help makesense develop the ecosystem of social entrepreneurship in Lebanon. The business developer will be asked to work often with social entrepreneurs, NGOs, and corporates.
We have been funded by a European foundation to kickstart our activities.
To ensure long-term viability of our activities, we need to reach new funders.