Social Impact Postings

BFI Welcomes New Executive Director

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is pleased to announce that Amanda Joy Ravenhill has been named Executive Director. With deep nonprofit leadership experience and a passion for a just world that works for 100% of humanity, Ravenhill is uniquely positioned to assist the BFI in continuing to evolve Fuller-inspired concepts and strategies for the 21st century.

OUR LAND 2 Symposium

Agrarian Trust was selected for the 2016 Fuller Challenge Catalyst Program. From November 9-17th, they will convene a national land symposium in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The symposium will focus on structural land access, conservation, and transition issues with a focus on the lessons of the Southwest’s unique Acequia system and drylands agriculture. Find more information here.

Volunteer with BFI!

BFI is seeking volunteers to help with the conferring ceremony on November 16th, as well as longer-term volunteers to help with tasks at the institute during the months of November and December. Click for more information on BFI's volunteer needs.

Film clip on 2016 Fuller Challenge Winner

Growing out of three decades of work by the Prince of Wales to combat climate change and find innovative solutions to the global environmental crisis, the 2010 film Harmony is an urgent, accessible, and practical call to action. This clip from the film provides an elegant summary of the accomplishment of the 2016 Fuller Challenge Winner, the Rainforest Solutions Project.

2015 Fuller Challenge Finalist Wins Innovation Challenge

2015 Fuller Challenge Finalist Mahila Housing Sewa Trust won the Innovation Challenge hosted by Urban Labs Innovation Challenge, announced by the University of Chicago Urban Lab and the Delhi Government. Read more about their work here.

The 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival

The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online, open access event that explores the question: The economy is changing — what do I need to know, experience and do? Last year 20,000 participants from 181 countries registered to attend over 270 sessions, and 2016 is already shaping up to be bigger and better. In 2016 the DIF will take place online from the 7th-25th of November. Click for the festival schedule.

2016 Fuller Challenge Conferring Ceremony

Join BFI at the 2016 Fuller Challenge Conferring Ceremony in New York City!

The Rainforest Solutions Project Wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Fuller Challenge, The Rainforest Solutions Project: a collaborative effort between three environmental organizations, which played a critical role in developing one of the most extraordinary approaches to conservation, social justice, and indigenous rights in recent memory. Click to read more!

Accelerate2030 and Social Good Summit Geneva

UNDP and Impact Hub are joining forces to launch the Accelerate2030 platform aimed at supporting and promoting the most promising impact-driven ventures across the globe who focus on tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Five entrepreneurs will be selected to present their ventures at the inaugural Social Good Summit Geneva on October 6th. Get more information about the event here.

Recommended Reading from Amy Edmondson

Amy Edmondson, new BFI Board Member and chief engineer to Buckminster Fuller in the early 1980s, recently provided a list of books that executives should read to become more effective team leaders and to capture the benefits of synergy for their companies. Check out the Strategy + Business interview here.