iOS app Android app

Echoing Green

Harnessing Entrepreneurship For Good

Cheryl L. Dorsey | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Cheryl L. Dorsey

Last week's Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University brought 700 entrepreneurs representing 170 countries into the heart of the Silicon V...

Why It's Worth Reconsidering Your Excitement for Me Before You

Echoing Green | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Echoing Green

Brittany Déjean is a 2014 Echoing Green Fellow and the founder and executive director of AbleThrive. AbleThrive delivers solutions and resources to f...

One Year On: Responding to Disaster in Nepal with Echoing Green

Echoing Green | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Echoing Green

As the anniversary of the earthquakes approaches this month, progress is slowly being made in Nepal. Citizens like Butti are beginning to rebuild their lives and build systems to hold people in power accountable for the aid flowing into the country. We'll continue to support them until the job is done.

The Blueprint for Protecting Black Genius

Echoing Green | Posted 12.22.2016 | Black Voices
Echoing Green

Whether we are ready or not, a generation has been born with the potential to amplify Black Genius. The only question that remains is are we ready to work with them to build the system needed to make this world better?

Company-Sponsored Solar: An Innovation in Clean Energy Whose Time Has Come

Echoing Green | Posted 12.15.2016 | Green
Echoing Green

Think of community solar as a community garden for clean energy. Under community solar, households that cannot or do not want to install a system on their roof can buy a portion of a large-scale solar farm, and see savings on their electricity bill from doing so.

14 Climate Leaders to Watch

Janna Oberdorf | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Janna Oberdorf

Echoing Green expects powerful social returns from investment in promising leaders who recognize the future impact that climate change will have on their health, communities, and economic outlook.

11 Female Role Models on Shaping Your Life Story

Lauren Berninger | Posted 06.11.2016 | Women
Lauren Berninger

This past weekend, 40 aspiring teen leaders gathered for a weekend of inspiration to challenge the status quo, live confidently and change the world. It's a big undertaking, so we sought the advice, insight and stories of incredible female role models.

Improving the Way We Access Humanitarian and Crises News

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 05.17.2015 | Media
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

It can be very deceptive. In the digital age, we feel inundated with news and information, and so it feels like we have more access to global news than ever before. As Caroline explains, that's actually not the case.

Why 2014 Will See a Surge in Social Change

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

While groundbreaking inventions may not have been at the fore of the commercial tech sector this year, new movements and trends in the social change realm (some related to tech, some not) have definitely been beneficial to humanity.

Millennials Mix & Move, Asking: "What's Your Problem?"

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor (pink shirt), a Chicago-based motivational speaker, leads a round of "What's Your Problem?" during a millennial mixer in...

Follow the Leader? Why Social Entrepreneurs Must Collaborate

Kathleen Kelly Janus | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Kelly Janus

We can only achieve the sweeping social change we aspire to by harnessing the leadership potential of all individuals involved in the cause.

The New Non-Profit

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

Adapting and applying market based strategies for the non-profit sector would allow non-profits to potentially generate enough income to stabilize their core administrative needs. This would allow them to utilize revenue.

Where Are the Women Entrepreneurs?

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Pat Mitchell

I want to make sure you all know about every possible opportunity out there to support women entrepreneurs, and for goodness sakes, apply with your bright ideas! We need you.

Why Social Entrepreneurship Is Becoming A Top Career Choice

David C. Hodgson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
David C. Hodgson

Social entrepreneurs are holistic thinkers who want to dissolve the walls that have traditionally separated government, business and the nonprofit sector. They believe an integrated approach -- which is core to social entrepreneurial methodology -- has the best chance of success.

Fear Is an Ally: The Story of Kennedy Odede of Kibera, Kenya

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

On May 27, a 27-year-old graduating senior at Wesleyan University from Kenya stepped onto the podium and delivered the commencement address. Kennedy O...

Heroic vs. Homegrown Entrepreneurs?

Tanyella Evans | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Tanyella Evans

We have become intoxicated with "heroic entrepreneurs" that have set a course to the moon, but I believe that groups focused at the community level are just as deserving of our attention.

Social Entrepreneur Shortage? Look Under-the-Radar

DeronTriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For every Ashoka Fellow, there are countless social entrepreneurs working outside the esteemed incubators who are moving the needle in unprecedented ways.

How Cause-Integrated Businesses are Working to End Poverty

Auren Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

As the movements of social enterprise and cause-integrated business mature, a new funding model is proving that scaling innovations for poverty alleviation in the developing world can be both possible and profitable.

The Business of Hope

Paul Lamb | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Instead of begging for grants, why couldn't nonprofits become self sustaining and simultaneously meet their mission by launching their own businesses?

It's the Holiday Season: Turning the 'Gimmes' Into Giving and Having 'Good Fun'

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

Holiday season is upon us, and what is meant to be a time of family connections can turn into a time of family divisiveness, especially when children ...

Got a Sec? Get Sparked and Help Change the World

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

Chances are you'd like to do volunteer work, but you don't. While many Americans intend to volunteer, only about a quarter of us actually do it.

Service is up to You: Reflections from the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shannon Schuyler

Bolunteer time and passion must be effectively leveraged to expand learning opportunities for students. We must ensure that students are receiving increased learning time, both in and out of the classroom.

Start-up Capital for For-Profit Social Entrepreneurs - Where the heck is it? Part 1.

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachael Chong

With all the recent attention given to social entrepreneurs, when will we actually begin to see an acceptable level of investment directed towards these leaders of social change?