Do Good Ideas wants to help you create change for the issues, ideas, and communities you care about. Whether you have a passion to address educational disparities, a drive to understand climate change, or an idea to spark racial justice, Do Good Ideas helps you harness your passion, deepen your understanding, and moves you to action.


  • Deepen your understanding of an issue. Do Good Ideas asks you to identify and define an issue, challenge, or opportunity for a pressing social issue. Whether you're interested in climate change or racial justice, we want you to investigate and examine the problem to deepen your awareness and understanding.
  • Develop a proposal for change. By identifying existing solutions and current gaps, you will develop a proposal that identifies opportunities for change.
  • Connect with experts in the field. With a mentor – subject matter experts from a set of diverse fields – you will refine your research and craft a develop idea for systematic change for your selected social issue.  
  • Access opportunities to advance. Through additional courses, programs, and other resources, Do Good Ideas gives you the chance to build upon and advance your proposal through.


  • Pre-proposal due: December 11, 2017 

Students submit a pre-proposal by December 11, 2017.  Judges will select applicants to continue to the next round. Applicants selected will be notified in January and paired with a mentor to help expand their analysis of the issue and refine their proposed solutions.

  • Proposal development: January – March

Students work with a mentor one-on-one to further refine their research and craft their proposal for change.

  • Full proposals due: March 2018

Students submit an expanded version of their pre-proposal after working with their mentor.

  • Winners selected: May 1, 2018

Do Good Ideas winners will be announced at the annual Do Good Challenge Finals.