Work on Purpose On Echoing Green Blog

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.

Last year, we asked you a question: “What is your second greatest barrier to working on purpose?” We had a hunch that identifying your second greatest barrier would help you go beyond blaming that old scapegoat of choice (we’ve all got one) and zero in on what’s really holding you back. We received only two answers to this question. Read more.



We asked you what the world needed from you, and you answered with sixty-nine submissions, over seven thousand views and hundreds of votes. See the winners.


The events in Newtown have left us shocked and saddened, but also with many questions that we can't find the answers to. We offer this space for reflection and sharing. Read More.


I believe that it isn’t enough to know what you want to give to the world; if you want your life and your work to have real impact, you also need to know what the world needs from you. But when push comes to shove, how do you accurately identify the needs of others? Read More.


Today we’re excited to hear about a day in the life of a mover and a shaker in corporate philanthropy. Prior to joining the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Ruthie Ackerman was an award-winning journalist who focused on women, wealth, and politics. Read More.


Sometimes, finding your dream job is only an email away.
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Want to keep on top of the world's greatest ideas in social change? Check out our new video featuring the visionaries of the 2012 Fellowship class.

Last week, our friends at GOOD launched a new website that aims to be a collaborative space to learn and take action to drive social change around the world. Read more.

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.

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