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Launching the New Work on Purpose Curriculum

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.

To Change the World, Fear Means Go

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.

How a Veteran Teacher Stays Committed to Social Change

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.

What’s Your New Year’s UnResolution?

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.

Hard Questions from Sandy Hook

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.

Changing Careers: Take Your Expertise With You

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.

What’s Your Role to Play?

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.

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.

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.

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