Discover your Changemaking Superpowers with the Changemaker Index

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Free and Reliable

The Changemaker Index™ is a tool that is available for free to individuals who are interested in learning more about their changemaking journey and who want to reliably assess their changemaking strengths.

Statistically Valid

The CMI Product Team has conducted necessary statistical tests on earlier versions to ensure the Changemaker Index™ is valid and reliable. We’re in the process of carrying out tests for this latest version of the tool.

Tested in Multiple Countries

We’ve tested the Changemaker Index™ in several countries where English is commonly spoken or understood including the UK, USA, India, Sweden, Kenya, and Bangladesh.

Designed by ASHOKA

The Changemaker Index™ draws from rich insights and learnings gathered from over 40 years of experience working with the world’s best social entrepreneurs.


The Changemaker Index™ is for



Understand your changemaking skills, uncover where you are on your changemaker journey, and access resources to accomplish your changemaking goals. Understanding changemaker density rate helps you decide where to work, learn and live.

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Non-Profit Organizations​

Gain insights into program effectiveness and define the changemaker density of your organization to attract staff participants, volunteers, and donors with strong changemaking values. Measuring changemaker density rate enhances understanding of organizational capacity for creativity and resilience.


Educators (Universities, Schools)​

Empower your students, faculty, and staff with evidence-based changemaking resources designed specifically to help your institution succeed. Measure the changemaker density of your school or campus to build a culture of changemaking within the institution, attract and retain the right students, and capture the full value of your institution’s social impact.


Corporate Teams & Managers​

Foster an organizational culture of changemaking by measuring your changemaker density to improve employee engagement and productivity, attract talent, enhance brand reputation, augment ESG, drive innovation, anticipate and better adapt to market shifts.


The Science Behind the CMI

The Changemaker Index™ is an innovative tool that enables individuals to evaluate their core competencies as changemakers, giving them the necessary guidance to enhance their abilities in driving social and environmental change.

The tool's framework was created through a meticulous process that included a literature review, identification of 16 subdimensions of Ashoka's four Changemaking Skills, and careful selection of validated scales and constructs. The research team selected the final set of 30 statements that are shared in the assessment based on high factor loadings and strong predictors of the model. With this tool, individuals can identify areas for improvement and receive valuable resources to further develop their skills.

Changemaking skills are essential 21st-century skills because they enable individuals and organizations to create positive social and environmental impact in the world. In today's interconnected and complex world, social and environmental problems are increasingly urgent and complex. Changemaking skills allow individuals and organizations to tackle these problems by developing innovative solutions, collaborating with others, and leveraging technology and data to make a measurable difference.

For individuals, developing changemaking skills such as empathy, teamwork, critical thinking, and leadership can enhance their employability, increase their sense of purpose and fulfillment, and enable them to be effective agents of positive change in their communities and society at large.

For organizations, incorporating changemaking skills into their culture and operations can lead to increased innovation, productivity, employee engagement, and stakeholder trust. By aligning their mission, values, and strategies with positive social and environmental outcomes, companies, educational institutions, non-profits, and venture capitalists can create shared value and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.

Overall, changemaking skills are crucial for addressing the pressing challenges of our time, creating meaningful impact, and building a more just and prosperous world for all.

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