Impact Investing On Echoing Green Blog

Data from Echoing Green Fellowship applicants show that a new approach to finance and support that cultivates social entrepreneurs must emerge.

Echoing Green shares insights into the types of investment readiness support and financing needed from early stage social entrepreneurs.

The landscape of social entrepreneurship has shifted dramatically in the last decade, and for-profit and hybrid business models are here to stay.

As part of our commitment to deepening support to Fellows, we travel around the world to gain a better understanding of the environment in which these social innovators operate.

Akin to what a business plan is to financial return, the Impact Blueprint is to social return: it provides a roadmap of how the organization’s activities are expected to deliver the desired social and/or environmental impact by making use of certain inputs and resources.

Data is big, data is powerful, and data is here to stay. Here are some tips for those looking to become a data-driven organization. Read More.

Echoing Green President Cheryl L. Dorsey reflects on joining more than 150 leaders in philanthropy and finance at the White House for a meeting on innovation in philanthropy. Read More.

Our President, Cheryl Dorsey, joins venture capitalists Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz and Jim Breyer of Accel Partners, and CEO of, Marc Benioff, at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy to discuss how social venture and traditional venture capital overlap (and when they don't).Read More.

South Asia as 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.

The Recoverable Grant is essentially a convertible note, with no time expiration and no liquidation payback rights, where the conversion occurs only at valuations greater than a given threshold. It’s designed specifically for very early-stage investment, where entrepreneurs need risk tolerant and inexpensive capital. Read More.