This is the story of 100k ways
An inspirational game and social change methodology
Play IMPACT CARDS
as a 15-minute creative team exercise
- unexpected results guaranteed!
WHAT THE BUSINESS WIZARDS AT ST. GALLEN DID FOR BUSINESS MODELS....
Joachim & Hans are both fans of the St. Gallen Business Navigator. Based on years of Research, Innovation Scientists at St. Gallen University discovered that all innovative business ideas can actually be traced back to a combination of 55 pre-existing business models, basically a set of cards.
With this insight innovators in business can proactively play with these 55 models - and revolutionize their business.
But Joachim and Hans had something else in mind, they wondered:
How can we bring this to the world of social impact?
Joachim has over 20 years experience in inspiring social change at Welthungerhilfe, the United Nations and the Civil Society Academy.
Maryna is a Young Professional at Welthungerhilfe. She has degrees in International Relations and Intercultural Communication from Cologne and Kiew,
Hans is a researcher at St. Gallen and a consultant. He met Joachim when they both led an innovation camp in Delhi (that produced the Child Growth Monitor!)
Play the slot machine
Read out the sentence that appears in the top of the slot machine, for instance: Let's make farming sustainable ... by taking wrongdoers to court ... powered by impact investment
Show some examples from below to get the brains into motion
Ask your team members to create an "impact model" that combines the three cards.
Give them two minutes in quiet & individual work to come up with a great idea!
Ask your team members: Who came up with a good idea?
Let the most confident team members present their ideas and appreciate them in the group!
Flip the cards, and be inspired by facts, leaders or organisations that use those specific models.
Repeat with a new set of cards until each team member has presented an idea.
We guarantee a new combination each time! There are 100 k ways ....
...IS WHAT WE WANT TO DO FOR SOCIAL CHANGE...
Together with Maryna who joined the team, they realized: Social Impact is a bit more complicated than Business Impact. Where business is 1-dimensionally focused on generating profits, social change is 3-dimensional.
Over the years they collected all the models that exist out there and derive prototypes from it. This was the birth of a inspirational game and social change methodology that can empower for 100.000 ways to change the world.
...TO BRIDGE THE KNOWLEDGE-ACTION-GAP AND EMPOWER CHANGEMAKERS EVERYWHERE!
The problem with social change is that the ills of the world overwhelm us, we are too paralyzed to cross the bridge from knowledge to action.
100kways creates a playful approach...
...that breaks change down to a few analytical models
...and then combines them to create unexpected results, infact over 100.000 of them!
For the NGO worker who needs new solutions
For the young activist who finally wants to change something
For the entrepreneur who wants to reinvent his purpose