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This story is part of Heart at Work, a monthly series produced by Idealist.org and Echoing Green, in which we tilt the spotlight towards everyday people doing extraordinary work that makes the world a better place. Read more.

Echoing Green is proud to announce the Semi-Finalists for the 2013 Echoing Green and Black Male Achievement Fellowships. After reviewing close to 3,000 submissions, we've invited 444 applicants to the next phase of the due diligence process. See the complete list of Semi-Finalists.

“Would you take a look at my business plan?” Some member of our staff at Echoing Green, an angel investor and grantmaker in social enterprise, hears this request every week. Read more.

Over the last 25 years, Echoing Green has invested in many black social innovators doing important work to continue the legacy of social change in the black community, including Earl Phalen ('93, pictured), Van Jones (EG '94), Orlando Watkins ('95), Rise Wilson ('04), and Rafiq Kalam Id-Din ('07). Read more.

I was setting up for a workshop at a careers conference in Madison, Wisconsin two weeks ago when a goateed gentleman sauntered into the room and asked me, “So, what does Work on Purpose do?” Read more.

It's exactly the advice your mother didn't give you, unless your mom was a rule-breaker like my mine. Fear means go. This was one of my mom's favorite principles. Read more.

I have always looked at Newman’s Own as an original pioneer in the social enterprise sector. An inspirational source— like a bold older sister that helped pave the way for organizations like Echoing Green and thousands of others that have realized the vision that doing well and doing good can be authentically linked. Read about our new partnership.

The 2013 Echoing Green and Black Male Achievement applications closed just a few weeks ago and we have been excitedly reading all of your ideas to drive big, bold change in the world. As one of the only early stage funders with a totally open application process, we are in a unique position to recognize trends in the social entrepreneurship sector—here is what we’re noticing. Read More.

This story is part of Heart at Work, a monthly series produced by Idealist.org and Echoing Green, in which we tilt the spotlight towards everyday people doing extraordinary work that makes the world a better place. Read more.

Many of the informational interviews I participate in recently start something like this:“I’d love to find a job that allows me to live abroad.” “Where?” I ask. “Anywhere,” some say. This is not a trend I felt was as prominent when I was looking for a job 15 years ago. But, it is definitely here to stay. Read more.

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