When we tell the whole story, we have hope. It lifts us up. We are energized to make a difference.
You’ve probably heard the saying “If you aren’t outraged, you’re not paying attention.” Yes, there is so much to be outraged about from climate change to civil rights. Outrage is the appropriate first response to these issues.
If you aren’t outraged, all you have to do is look at the latest headlines. If that’s not enough to send you over the edge, log on to Twitter, Facebook or your favorite social media channel. Pretty soon…yup. Outrage.
But here’s the problem with outrage. Constant outrage leaves us feeling powerless, hopeless and cynical. It deprives us of the energy we need to create real and lasting change. We can’t stop at being outraged. To moral outrage, we must add moral courage, which ignites our moral imagination. That becomes a moral compass, which creates a movement.
There is a better way. Let’s tell the whole story. When we tell the whole story – not just about problems, but about the solutions, we have hope. It lifts us up. We are energized to make a difference. There is a name for this. It’s called solutions journalism.
There is a natural relationship between solutions journalism and social entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurs live their lives at the intersection of moral outrage and moral courage. They tell stories that ignite your moral imagination.
That’s what I’m trying to do here at Social Entrepreneur…tell the whole story. I interview changemakers who are making an impact on the world.
Tell the Whole Story. A Theory of Change.
This is our theory of change at Social Entrepreneur.
- We help social entrepreneurs to tell their stories of social good.
- Listeners hear the stories and are engaged, informed and inspired.
- We feature social entrepreneurs from every walk of life: different nationalities, geographies, religions, and genders. They use a wide variety of business models to take on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
- By featuring such a wide diversity of social entrepreneurs, listeners can imagine themselves being a changemaker.
- Listeners take action. They support social entrepreneurs with time, talent and treasure. Or, they become a changemaker.
- Therefore, more social good is created in the world.
When you’re part of this community, you’re making this happen. When you listen, share on social media, leave a review or tell a friend, you’re part of the tribe. You’re telling the whole story.