The Harry Potter Alliance, an organization which strives "to destroy real-world horcruxes like inequality, illiteracy, and human rights violations," has announced through their blog some changes to their staff.
Founder Andrew Slack has moved from Executive Director to HPA President, as well as director of the larger project Imagine Better Network. According to its website, Imagine Better "takes a grassroots approach to harnessing the energy of popular culture, modern mythology, and social media for social change. It is a place where we take all of the stories and communities that excite us and turn them into fuel for a better world. Where fans of all stories can join forces to turn the fictions they love into the world they can imagine."
"[F]or the rest of my life I will have deep connections to a network of thousands of proven innovators and social entrepreneurs, and that network should open up fundraising, partnership, and expansion opportunities that will be unprecedented and gamechanging for the HPA," Slack stated in the announcement.
HPA co-founder Paul DeGeorge, also known for his wizard-rock band Harry and the Potters, will be stepping into the role of Executive Director.
Slack has also been named an Ashoka Fellow, the blog announces. Ashoka Fellows "are leading social entrepreneurs who [...] have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. They demonstrate unrivaled commitment to bold new ideas and prove that compassion, creativity, and collaboration are tremendous forces for change."
The fellowship offers three years of funding and support.