Bringing about dramatic and lasting social change requires lifelong leadership and learning lessons along the way.
An Eye on Poverty
Recently launched by Jonathan Lewis, the video series iOnPoverty aims to help aspiring changemakers "learn from the social entrepreneurs who have the jobs they want." The videos are succinct, uncensored, honest, and—most importantly—helpful. Here's a look at some of our favorite clips:
Chid Liberty, CEO of Liberty and Justice, on sacrifice, purpose, and happiness:
Vini Bhansali, Executive Director of IDEX on women, generational differences, and holding it all together:
Regina Starr Ridley, Publishing Director of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, on not launching a social enterprise:
Saul Garlick, Founder & CEO of ThinkImpact, on humility, failure, idea sharing, and immersing yourself in your community:
Jessamyn Lau, Program Leader at the Peery Foundation, on risks worth taking, persuasion, relationships, and winding career paths:
One clear way to drive change is to invest in leaders who have a direct connection to the communities they serve.
Echoing Green focuses on finding stellar individuals who can carry their ideas and explain why they have what it takes to succeed.