Resources and References

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Resources and Lists

Technical References

Talks and Videos About Awesome Foundation

  • October 2017 - What Makes an Awesome Foundation Chapter Sustainable (55 mins) – A panel of trustees and deans from chapters that have been running successfully for many years discuss what the secrets have been to their success, including how they have managed turnover and avoided burnout. Featuring Kara Brickman, Jesse Chan-Norris, Alex Dickinson, and Terry Olson. Moderated by Tim Hwang.
  • October 2017 - Awesome Around the World (50 mins) – A panel of trustees and deans from chapters outside North America share how the Awesome Foundation model works in their countries, and discuss the future of the Awesome Foundation globally. Featuring Andrew Beattie, Lisa La Bonte, Renato Orozco, and Lucinda Roberts. Moderated by Christina Xu.
  • November 2016 - Awesome Newcastle video
  • August 2016 - Awesome Gloucester video
  • September 2014 - Tim Hwang (San Francisco), Emily Daniels (Ottawa), and Ana Luisa Santos (Rio de Janeiro) on CBC Radio, in Ottawa, ahead of Awesome Summit 2014 (10 minutes).
  • September 2013 - Nikki Lee and Rachel Popkin (Awesome Seattle) at Schoolhouse Craft. (~15 min, no video). Slide deck here.
  • February 2013 - Ellen Chisa and Nikki Lee (Awesome Seattle) at Creative Mornings Seattle (17 minutes + Q&A). Download their slide deck here: File:Seattle Creative Mornings - The Awesome Foundation.pptx.
  • January 2013 - Rachel Popkin and Abe Passaglia (Awesome Seattle) at HUB Social Giving Night. (>5 min, no video). Slide deck: File:AFSEA presentation at HUB 1 16
  • October 2012 - Gabriel Platt's (Awesome Nurenberg) Ignite Talk. Slide Deck, Slideshare
  • September 2012 - Christina Xu (IHAS/Awesome Boston) at FEAST. Annotated slide deck here.
  • June 2011 - Christina Xu (IHAS/Awesome Boston) at TEDxBoston. A later version of the talk's slides are here (9 minutes)
  • April 2010 (old school!) - Tim Hwang (IHAS/Awesome San Francisco) at Ignite Boston. (5 minutes)

Design References


  • We generally use Futura as our font but feel free to use whatever you'd like!



Postcards & Posters



Business Cards

Digital Badges


Giant Check


Homepage World Pixel Map

AF Austin Postcards and Business Cards

The Austin chapter really liked the SF postcards and some of the previous business card designs, so we made multiple versions so we could mix and match fronts and backs using both high-quality Moo prints and less-expensive Vistaprint prints. Here's a PDF preview of the six card designs. We've provided the original Illustrator files in case other chapters want to just change the chapter location and URL to get started on their own. If you don't have an artist you work with, we hired local Austin artist Paul Ahern to make these for us.

Institute on Higher Awesome Studies

Report Templates

Other Random Stuff

Video Footage

  • Ottawa Summit (available on a Team Drive; ask Avi or Nicole to get access) (please credit Andrea Conte)
  • Seattle Summit

Ongoing Projects / Teams

Personal tools