Impact: A Step-by-Step Plan to Create the World You Want to Live In (Hardcover)
"An incredibly thoughtful and practical guide to structuring your time and resources to make an impact in whatever areas matter to you. Authors Tammy and Christen do not rely on platitudes or vague statements, but rather, drawing on their own experiences as nonprofit leaders, help readers develop a clear plan for how to make a difference. I'd recommend it to anyone who has the desire to shape the world in some way but is overwhelmed about how to do so most effectively. It'd make an excellent grad gift, too, as we approach that season!"— From Holly
If you've ever felt too overwhelmed to make a difference, or just unsure of how to apply your unique skills to a bigger purpose, this book is ready to unlock your potential.
When you feel that pull to be part of social change, where do you start? How can you ensure that your good intentions create a positive impact? How do you focus your scattered efforts? And how do you sustain yourself throughout?
Impact brings you the answers. Drawing on their network and experience as founders of She's the First, Christen Brandt and Tammy Tibbetts show you how to create your own impact strategy, one that fits into your life and allows you to match what you have with what the world needs.
Their guidance, paired with interactive activities, will lead you to identify your North Star, find the right partners, and plug into movements for long-term, systemic change. Equally important, you'll learn how to address biases, practice allyship, and shift power to become more inclusive and effective in your journey.
About the Author
As Founders of She's the First, Christen Brandt and Tammy Tibbetts built a wildly successful girls' rights nonprofit, from the ground up over the past decade. STF teams up with local organizations around the globe and directly impacts more than 11,000 girls. Tammy and Christen's work is supported by Michelle Obama, the United Nations, Diane von Furstenberg, major brands, 200+ campus chapters, and hundreds of thousands of everyday changemakers worldwide. They live in New York City.
"When you're feeling overwhelmed, this book is your go-to resource to focus your ideas and bravely commit to the world you want to build."—Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and bestselling author of Brave, Not Perfect
"Want to make a difference? Impact is your guide for how to make change in a world that desperately needs it."
—Amanda Gorman, Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the US
"Christen and Tammy offer tangible approaches to help us navigate our plans for transformation within our communities and around the globe."—Jamia Wilson, executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press at CUNY and author of Step Into Your Power
"Impact is the book I wish I'd had when I was embarking on my journey to become a changemaker. Christen and Tammy have poured their immense experience into every single one of these pages and by the time you've finished this book, you'll be bursting with ideas and passion to make this world a better place!"
—Isha Sesay, journalist and author of Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
"An action-oriented must-read for every ambitious changemaker."—Meena Harris, founder and CEO of Phenomenal, and bestselling author of Kamala and Maya's Big Idea