About once a week I get to talk to Impact enthusiasts who are seeking to take an active part in the Israeli Impact ecosystem (much like myself several years ago). Israel is a relatively nascent ecosystem and so jobs that have the word “Impact” in them are rare, growing, but still rare.
To methodically approach this challenge, I suggest using some specific key questions from two great methodologies: Ikigai and the Business Model Canvas, adapted to a Business Model Me.
From the Ikigai – ask yourself three questions: What do you enjoy? What are you good at? What can you do for others (and get paid to do it)? Translate that into the two categories of the BMC - Who is your specific target market? What is your unique value proposition and unfair advantage?
To do this I suggest using some sub-questions:
1. When examining supply-support and demand for impact capital:
Once you have answered these questions your next steps are:
When you are done with phase one – it’s time to think about the three tracks to add Impact to your next job title:
For option 1 and 2 your recommended next steps should be:
Option 3 is a bit trickier, but can be faster and somewhat easier. With many organizations starting to take into consideration strategic CSR, meaningful ESG and contribution to the SDGs. The next recommended steps should be:
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