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The Echoing Green community continues to be deeply saddened by the passing of one of the most extraordinary serial social entrepreneurs.

Echoing Green and our community of Fellows and social change organizations are looking for you to help build the future of our planet. If you're looking for work that is right for you, and good for the world, check out our monthly list of opportunities.

Should a new social good organization choose a for-profit model or a nonprofit one? This year, nearly 50% of applicants proposed using a for-profit model—and some of their reasons were just plain bad.

How old were you the first time you were asked, “What you want to do when you grow up?” How old were you the first time you were asked, “Who do you want to be when you grow up—what kind of person with what kind of impact on others?”

Medic Mobile founder Josh Nesbit was a pre-med student at Stanford in 2008 when he visited Malawi for the first time. Encountering the Malawians and their situation changed his life—and he’s been determined to return the favor ever since, by changing theirs.

Researchers found that zookeepers feel  ‘called’ to the profession. On the positive side, this means they see their profession as important to society. On the other hand, they’re paid very little and work crazy hours.

Meet who's next ​in social entrepreneurship: With fifty-five Fellows leading forty-two organizations, meet Echoing Green's largest class of Fellows in its twenty-seven year history.

During the Iraq war, the U.S. military relied heavily on local interpreters who risked their lives standing shoulder-to-shoulder with American troops. This mission-critical cooperation made the interpreters and their families targets for extreme anti-American violence during and after the conflict.

When an American Red Cross staffer blew the whistle on reneged promises to help survivors of Hurricane Sandy, Ben Smilowitz took action. A vigilant watchdog for survivors of disaster, Ben investigated inefficiencies, fired up the media, engaged members of Congress, and filed a complaint with New York’s Attorney General.

Echoing Green and our community of Fellows and social change organizations are looking for you to help build the future of our planet. If you're looking for work that is right for you, and good for the world, check out our monthly list of opportunities.

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