People want to change things, improve the world. Our mind cannot live without meaning. Just like the body asks for food. We all know that we have the leverage to make things happen. It’s important to know what to do, but it’s even more important to remember why you do what you do. Leaving a legacy is about impact surviving the erosion of time. About scaling and accelerating positive impact. Be ready to get inspired about leaving your own legacy.
How do you leave a legacy? What drives a legacy? How about your legacy statement? And how about increasing your impact? Will you choose for scaling up, scaling deep, scaling out, or maybe even scaling down? Get carried away by the impact point of view and discover how you can increase the impact of your organization too. This book reveals strategies of a diversity of organizations, from NPO’s over associations, governmental and knowledge institutes to commercial organizations, who succeeded in increasing their social impact. Because no matter in what kind of organization you are spending your days, you too may leave a legacy that has improved our world socially or ecologically.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Kaat Peeters is an impact maker with a track record in associations as well as governmental institutes. Kaat established a European network and was responsible, as manager, to develop two newly founded associations in the cultural field into solid organizations. Meanwhile, Kaat ran a shop in Persian and Arabic interior objects and a Bed&Breakfast. In 2013, Kaat established the ‘Sociale Innovatiefabriek’, a Belgian based accelerator that stimulates and facilitates social innovation and social entrepreneurship counting an amazing community of more than 500 innovators.
Nowadays, Kaat is lecturer social innovation at the University College ‘Erasmushogeschool’ and with her consulting organisation ‘Impact Projects’, Kaat supports impact organisations with their growth strategies. As hands-on Board of Directors member of cultural associations and social enterprises, making impact is always of paramount importance in her work.
Impact has become the baseline of both her personal and professional life.
Omar Mohout, currently Entrepreneurship Fellow at Sirris, is a former technology entrepreneur, a widely published technology author, C-level advisor to high growth startups as well as Fortune 500 companies and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School, ULB and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
He is Co-chair of the Circle Of Growth; Community host for Corporate Venturing Europe; Organizer of the Growth Hacking Meetup, Co-founder of the #BeTech Community and keeps track of European funding and scaleups on scaleups.sirris.be.