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
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600 Means Street, Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

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The opening plenary at Conference was very relevant and deeply motivating. I feel the speakers had such a personal and emotional investment in their causes that truly resonated with attendees.

— 2016 Detroit Attendee

I walked away inspired, rejuvenated, and thankful for a wonderful experience. Thank you to Points of Light and the amazing volunteers for all of the hard work to make this happen and possible. I truly had a great time connecting with leaders from around the world.

— 2016 Detroit Attendee

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