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Global Fund for Children featured in The Financial Times

Founded by 1993 Echoing Green Fellow and current Vice-Chair of our Board, Maya Ajmera and Global Fund for Children are selected as the seasonal charity partner for The Financial Times! Follow GFC's story as journalists report back from their visits to GFC sites around the world. Read More.

The Day After Election Day: November 7th Matters More than November 6th

2010 Echoing Green Fellow Scott Warren shares why he thinks the day after election day is more critical than the election itself. Read More.

Changing Careers: Take Your Expertise With You

Today we’re excited to hear about a day in the life of a mover and a shaker in corporate philanthropy. Prior to joining the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Ruthie Ackerman was an award-winning journalist who focused on women, wealth, and politics. Read More.

What’s Your Role to Play?

Want to keep on top of the world's greatest ideas in social change? Check out our new video featuring the visionaries of the 2012 Fellowship class.

Black Male Achievement: Innovation and Impact

On October 3, 2012, Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement hosted The Innovation and Impact Forum at the Grand Hyatt New York City.

Clinton Global Initiative 2012: Partnerships, Scale, Dignity

Partnership, scale, but above all, dignity, was at the center of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative held earlier this week in New York. An annual gathering of world leaders, CEO's, and changemakers, the meeting resulted in 150 commitments expected to impact nearly 22 million people. Read More.

Top 5 Highlights from Social Good Summit

The Social Good Summit, a three-day conference where "big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions" to drive social change concluded tonight at New York City's 92Y and digitally around the world. Read More.

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. Watch our favorites.

Summer of Social Entrepreneurship

It seems like everywhere we turn, there's another incredible opportunity for our Fellows. So much so, Echoing Green is declaring the summer of 2012 the "Summer of Social Entrepreneurship." Read more.

South Asia: A Hub For Social Entrepreneurship

South Asia is rapidly growing as a hub for social entrepreneurship, but how can we translate this momentum to other parts of the world? Read more.

Fellows Retreat in Nairobi

Last week nine social enterprises came together for a four-day retreat in Kenya. Since Echoing Green Fellows spend most of their time deep in the trenches of operational execution, this was a great chance to step back, reflect and recharge. Sanergy reports back.

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