global community for positive change
In 2010, a bunch of young people wanted to put their skills to work wherever they could help social entrepreneurs make a difference. Very quickly these citizens of the world started to connect to other citizens. They all shared the same desire to help innovative entrepreneurs solve social and environmental issues by sharing their knowledge and continuing to learn along the way. makesense was born!
And with thousands of citizens and social entrepreneurs engaged across the world to build local solutions for the most pressing issues of our times, a community was born!
The collaboration with governments, local authorities and companies was an important ingredient of the recipe. It allowed us to scale up the best solutions to have a true and significative positive impact.
Today, the journey continues. makesense is a vibrant, ever-expanding and horizontal ecosystem of citizens, entrepreneurs and organizations both public or private. End of 2018, makesense is run by a team of 80 people based in 7 cities: Paris, Mexico, Dakar, Manila, Beirut, Lima and Abidjan.
Volunteers of the makesense community organize offline events gathering citizens and social entrepreneurs to create or develop social projects. There are all sorts of events; some last a couple of hours when others last several days. Most of them are based on collective intelligence principles and methodologies.
There are many reasons to join the community: meet inspiring change makers, contribute to fighting climate change or to developing circular economy, take action in favor of refugees, create connections between people, learn about collective intelligence… The best way for you to make up your mind is to meet us in real life and see it by yourself. See what? The makesense spirit!