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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Conference on Volunteering and Service
Attn: Events
600 Means Street, Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

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What Others Are Saying

The emphasis on cross-sector collaboration was eye-opening, and everyone I met walked away with fresh perspectives and ideas. It broke down the silos of inward-facing sectors and showed us how much more powerful our work can be when we come together. An unbeatable experience!

— 2017 Seattle 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

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