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Our Ideas 

We cannot solve the world’s most intractable problems in isolation. As one of the few (and first) seed funders for social entrepreneurs, we see a responsibility to add our ideas and findings to the global conversation—so that others around the world can build upon them and accelerate their potential for impact. We present our own insights as an opportunity for discussion and learning.

 

Data and Papers on Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing

2016 Snapshot of For-Profit and Hybrid Fellowship Applications

Papers on Entrepreneurship

Breaking Boundaries to Solve Global Development Problems

There is no silver bullet to fix societal inequality—the truth is we must unleash a generation of creative thinkers.

Papers on Entrepreneurship

Home Is Where the Solutions Are: How Local Leaders Can Drive Change

One clear way to drive change is to invest in leaders who have a direct connection to the communities they serve.

Data and Papers on Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing

2015 Snapshot of For-Profit and Hybrid Fellowship Applications

Papers on Impact Investing

Investing in Emerging Social Entrepreneurs to Build Family Economic Security

This essay was published as part of Aspen Institute's Bottom Line: Impact Investing for Economic Mobility in the U.S. Report.

Papers on Entrepreneurship

The Echoing Green Fellowship: Our Philosophy of Fellow Support

Although an Individualized Fellow Plan must reflect the unique circumstances of a particular Fellow, we have come to believe that there are at least four basic building blocks of success for any early stage social entrepreneur.

Papers on Impact Investing

Funding Social Enterprises

Data and Papers on Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing

2014 Snapshot of For-Profit and Hybrid Fellowship Applications

Papers on Leadership

The Echoing Green Fellowship: Building a Lifelong Fellow Community

Echoing Green has built an extraordinary network of social entrepreneurs by selecting and supporting emerging talent for a two-year fellowship. We believe that we can also play an important long-term role in supporting these leaders to achieve even greater social impact.

Papers on Leadership

The Echoing Green Fellowship: Identifying Promising Leaders

Our investments come at the end of rigorous diligence process using a common rubric of eight criteria for success that we have developed and refined over decades.

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