Christian Vanizette

More volunteers, more impact is make sense's motto. Vanizette built an on line and in-person network of 30000 members in 120 cities and 50 countries to support the efforts of social entrepreneurs around the globe. Social enterprises post challenges online and people volunteer for causes they're interested in. Through MakeSense volunteers & Social Entrepreneurs also work with their public administrations to improve their public services offers and make them more innovative. MakeSense has been working for two years with the French President on its social entrepreneurship initiative named "La France s'engage".

Christian is the youngest Ashoka Fellow in France and has been named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list this year.

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Points of Light Conference
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600 Means Street, Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

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What Others Are Saying

This is one of the few events where all members of the social good sector are in attendance. With business, nonprofit and public sectors attending, we can dig deeper and have cross-sector conversations.

— 2018 Atlanta Attendee

The conference proved to be one of the most engaging and exciting professional gatherings of like-minded people I've ever attended. Although the topics, content, and presentations all appropriately centered around volunteering and service in some way, the sheer range of them was simply astounding.

— 2017 Seattle Attendee