Be Fearless


It's Time To Be Fearless

In 2012 and beyond, inspired by the challenges we face and the opportunities we are afforded, we’re officially declaring our intention to Be Fearless in all that we do … in our approach to philanthropy, social change, and social good — and we hope you’ll join us in this journey.

Those of us charged with finding or funding solutions to social challenges — philanthropists, government, nonprofits — seem to be moving too slowly and often operating with the same set of tools, concepts, and caution of the generations before us. If we're going to keep up with the rapid pace of change and the daunting complexities of these challenges, we must rethink traditional models. It's time for us to be bold, act with urgency, and embrace risks with potential to produce exponential social returns. It's time for us to Be Fearless! So what does that mean? Check out our Be Fearless website and find out.

The Five Values of Fearless Changemakers

Read “To Be Fearless” for an in-depth look at what it takes to create a fearless approach to social change, including inspiring stories, case studies and discussion guides. But, in the meantime, here’s a quick look at the five values we found to be at the heart of some of the most successful fearless change efforts of our time.

1) Make Big Bets and Make History. Set audacious, not incremental, goals.
2) Experiment Early and Often. Don’t be afraid to go first.
3) Make Failure Matter. Failure teaches. learn from it.
4) Reach Beyond Your Bubble. It’s comfortable to go it alone. But innovation happens at intersections.
5) Let Urgency Conquer Fear. Don't overthink and overanalyze. Do.

Take the Be Fearless Pledge

Are YOU ready to Be Fearless? We certainly hope so! Click here to take the Be Fearless pledge, and declare to the world and your fellow changemarkers how you will begin crossing out fear today.


Join Us and Take the Pledge

Finding Fearless

FINDING FEARLESS is at the core of our Be Fearless campaign. To find solutions to the chronic and complex social challenges we face as a society, we must Be Fearless. And we have a hunch that there are thousands of concerned citizens who have let go of old and unsuccessful approaches and instead are taking risks, being bold, making failure matter – embracing a fearless approach towards social change. We’re searching for those undiscovered social innovators who are dreaming big and taking risks to change their communities and the world. Finding Fearless begins with YOU!

Help Us Spread the Word

Looking for more ways to Be Fearless? Check out these tools specifically crafted to help you explore, understand, and share in this unique movement.