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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.

Echoing Green at the White House

Echoing Green Fellows attend the Social Enterprise and Opportunity Series: Forum on Citizen-based Innovation. Read More.

Knowledge on Impact Investing

In Search of the Hybrid Ideal

Meet the 2012 Echoing Green Fellows

After a rigorous six-month evaluation process, Echoing Green is thrilled to unleash thirty-six visionaries with ideas so bold, and convictions so strong, they could shake the world. Read more.

Say Yes: Kennedy Odede’s Journey

Echoing Green Fellow Kennedy Odede delivered Wesleyan’s senior commencement address with a riveting seven minute speech that ended with all 713 graduates repeating after him to “Promise to champion hope throughout the world.”Read more.

The Rise of the Hybrids

Echoing Green partners with researchers Julie Battilana and Matthew Lee from Harvard Business School on the first large-scale, quantitative study of emerging social entrepreneurs. Today, Stanford Social Innovation Review released an article on the rise and challenges of hybrid social enterprises that combine aspects of nonprofits and for-profits.

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