Echoing Green Blog

When a passionate and multi-faceted Echoing Green Fellow listened to his heart, he found himself transitioning from a successful leader of a national nonprofit to taking on a supporting role in his nephew’s fledgling social enterprise. Read more.

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From the New York Times to the World Economic Forum, Echoing Green Fellows from 1992 to the present class are recognized as innovators and leaders. Here are twelve of their top stories from recent weeks. Read more.

Two decades after his Echoing Green Fellowship, Mayor Angel Taveras is strengthening his city’s future by investing in its children through innovative and impactful ways. Read More.

Job boards terrify me. So many fields. So many positions. So many questions: “Can I do that?” “What does a controller do anyway?” “Am I ‘comfortable with ambiguity’? Well, the ambiguity of this question scares me, so I guess not.” Read more.

This story is part of Heart at Work, a monthly series produced by 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.


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