GCMx events are created in the spirit of our mission to support youth to create positive change and are organised by passionate people who believe that young people have the power to make a difference.
YOU can unlock that power and give people the skills, knowledge and tools they need to take action on some of the most pressing challenges of our time. By becoming a GCMx host you will organise and run an impactful and engaging event based on our training methodology, with supporting materials and mentorship from the Global Changemakers team.
GCMx can also be hosted online! Using Zoom, we've adapted the format of GCMx to a shorter online interactive event, to reach more young people across the world.
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hosting a gcmx
Fill out the application form on your motivation for hosting a GCMx, cost estimates etc.
Meet with us: After reviewing your application, our team will contact you to let you know if your application has been successful. If so, we will set up a meeting online to go through your event’s details.
Receive a GCMx license and manual: After meeting with our team, you will receive your GCMx License, your personalised GCMx Logo and GCMx Organiser Manual, which will contain tips and tools on important aspects of event planning.
Plan your GCMx: Planning an event has lots of steps, including recruiting a team, finding a venue, working on the event schedule, logistics, and others. GCM will be happy to support you along the way.
Promote your GCMx: This step includes defining and audience for the event, creating a communications strategy on social and local media, creating materials to promote it, and so on. The GCM team will support you with branding guidelines and tips.
Host it! After going through all the steps above, it’s time to host your GCMx!
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Frequently Asked Questions
I want to host a GCMx! What is the next step?
Can anyone host a GCMx event?
Anyone over 18 years old from anywhere in the world can apply to host a GCMx. We will look for passionate, dedicated people who have a proven track of working towards sustainable development or social impact in their community.
What is the benefit of hosting a GCMx event?
Must I organise it by myself? Or can/should I have a team?
We reccommend that at least 4 people form the main organising team due to the work related to planning and executing a GCMx event.
How long would it take to organise a GCMx?
The process can take up to 4 months depending on your GCMx. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible before your intented date.
How many people will be expected at my GCMx?
We expect that between 15 and 60 people attend the event. However, we are flexible with the number of participants and understand that it changes depending on the context and resources available.
Will Global Changemakers pay me a salary to organise a GCMx?
No. Hosting a GCMx is a voluntary role. However you will be provided with supporting materials and mentorship from our team, as well as discounts to our latest resource Facilitation Tools for Changemakers which includes training in facilitation and free access to our Design Thinking Tool Kit.
What kind of support can I expect from Global Changemakers?
GCM will support accepted applicants with an organisers' manual on how to plan the event, materials that can be used at the event, mentorship meetings, promotion support as well as free or discounted access to our resources.
How old should the participants be?
The target audience should be between 18 and 25 years old, but we will allow any participants under 30.
Will Global Changemakers help me find and select participants?
If you would like to select participants (as opposed to having it open to all) we will share best practices on promotion, selection and engaging with prospective participants. We will not be able to support you in reviewing applications or selecting participants.
Must my GCMx be in English?
No! It can be in any language you are comfortable working in.
Will Global Changemakers sponsor the costs of my GCMx?
No. We will provide you with best practices and resources to support you in fundraising for your event. This is one of the skills you will develop through becoming a GCMx host.
When is the deadline to apply for a GCMx license?
There is no deadline to apply for a GCMx license and we will be accepting and reviewing applications year round.