September 2020 Social Impact Roundup: Agility in Adversity

Alexandra Nemeth

Senior Manager, Content Marketing & Storytelling at MovingWorlds

September is a month of transition — changing seasons, changing school, work, and daily routines. This time of transition also marks the ‘beginning of the end of the year’, and with it, an excellent opportunity to look back at how much adversity we’ve overcome, and look ahead at ways we can continue to adapt for the better. 

When it comes to looking back, to a large extent we’re still quantifying how the ripple effects of the COVID crisis have changed our world. Just this month Flone Initiative released a new report on the implications of COVID for women in public transportation, and Awamaki was featured in an article about how COVID is further isolating remote populations. ANDE also published its latest State of the Small & Growing Business Sector Report, which provides a retrospective summary of key developments and trends in the sector in 2019 and insights based on initial data about the impact of the pandemic.

But although the data is still coming in, we’ve also learned a tremendous amount since the crisis first began. This month, we’ve been inspired by the way our global community has harvested, shared, and incorporated those learnings to adapt for the better: 

Whether you’re a professional looking for more purposeful work, a social entrepreneur pivoting your business, or a corporate leader adapting your strategy, we’ve rounded up the latest opportunities from our network to help you navigate your own transitions: 

Social Impact Job Opportunities

  • Sattva Consulting is seeking a social impact Consultant and Senior Consultant to join the team in Gurgaon, India
  • Wildlife sanctuary Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) is seeking a biologist to join the team in Bolivia
  • Microfinance leader Kiva has open positions in software engineering, accounting, product design, product management, and investment management
  • Flone Initiative is seeking a Board Development Consultant and Copywriter to support its work making public transportation in Africa safer for women
  • Peth Yoeung HealthTech is seeking a Business Operating Manager, Technology Lead Advisor, and Business Growth Advisor. Interested candidates can email for more information
  • Womxn leading social economy agencies, civic campaigns, NGOs and social finance organisations, etc. can connect on Ogunte’s new ImpactWomen map and exchange immediately with others all over the world. Follow Ogunte on Facebook for their weekly jobs roundup 
  • Follow MovingWorlds on LinkedIn for more social impact job opportunities, and check out our regularly-updated list of the 51 places to look for meaningful jobs that make the world better

Upcoming Events

  • Learn how to use data to empower your business by attending Seed Spot’s Startup Metrics & Analytics Workshop on Friday, October 9th
  • SOCAP Virtual, the leading gathering of changemakers at the intersection of money and meaning, is happening October 19-23. Use code “movingworlds” for a 20% discount
  • Atlas Corps is accepting applications for its blended and in-person Fellowships and Virtual Leadership Institute. Apply here by October 23rd to receive priority consideration
  • ANDE’s signature Investment Manager Training (IMT) is now virtual! Learn more about the next session, happening October 26-30 with a focus on Latin America here
  • Anza and Village Capital are accepting applications for the second Investment Readiness Accelerator for Social Enterprises of 2020. Learn more and apply here
  • Tribes for Good is recruiting students between the ages of 13- 18 for its Young Changemakers Program. Learn more and apply here

Congratulations to….

Green Bio Energy Ltd. for winning the 2020 Energy Globe Award for Uganda, and Cooperative for Education on being selected as a 2020 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program Best Practice Honoree! 

A final bit of inspiration

Times of transition are strenuous but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.

Kristin Armstrong