Echoing Green Blog

Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking this past week. Tell us, what's got you talking? And what do you want to be talking about?

 

When 2008 Echoing Green Fellow Katie Orenstein started The Op-Ed Project, some ten to fifteen percent of newspaper opinion pieces, or op-eds, were submitted by women. In the past few years, that number has increased by as much as seven percent. It’s an important indication of progress—and of ensuring that more voices are part of the public debate.

 

Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking this past week. Tell us, what's got you talking? And what do you want to be talking about?

 

"The most important piece of technology and platform that has affected my life is WordPress. WordPress really empowered me to become more outspoken...I think it’s these kinds of obvious tools or platforms that we’ve seen so much of and therefore gotten used to that a lot of us now take for granted, but honestly I can’t imagine being without it."

 

After an awe-inspiring and challenging first-stage review process, we proudly announce our 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship Semifinalists.

 

“This we know: the Syrian government isn’t just fighting rebels, as it claims; it is shooting unarmed protesters, and has been doing so for months. Despite a ban on news media, much of the violence is being caught on camera by ubiquitous cellphones. The footage is shaky and the images grainy, but still they make us YouTube witnesses."

 

In many ways, the space in which you work pre-determines how you work. It affects our happiness, our productivity, our creativity, and our ability to drive innovation and success. The layout of your work place is also a reflection of the culture your organization is trying to create.

 

Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking this past week. Tell us, what's got you talking? And what do you want to be talking about?

 

It’s always encouraging and, frankly, fun to dive in the statistics of our Fellowship applicants. As one of the few open seed funding processes for social entrepreneurs, we're often one of the first to notice emerging trends in the sector. Here are a few.

 

2010 Echoing Green Fellow Jodie Wu recently led a conversation on TED.com centered around advice to aspiring social entrepreneurs. We've excerpted moments of the conversation.

 

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