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Fellowship

DISCOVERING TOMORROW’S LEADERS, TODAY

Through our full-time Fellowship, we find people working on a plan to make the world better in a big way. Then we help them become impactful leaders by connecting them with the tools, resources, and communities they need to bring their ideas to life.

ALL ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

For more than 30 years, Echoing Green has been on the front lines of solving the world's biggest problems by raising up transformational leaders who challenge the status quo.

80%

of our Fellows remain in the social sector today

70%

of the organizations we've funded are still in operation

EVERY FELLOW GETS OUR PROVEN SUPPORT MODEL

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Personalized Framework

A comprehensive program to build and grow leadership skills and develop the strategies needed for ideas to thrive.

Wellbeing Support

Ongoing support focusing on mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as self-care workshops designed specifically for the struggles of entrepreneurship.

Seed Resources

Leader Support

A portfolio team facilitates the Fellow experience and connects these leaders to experts and opportunities according to their needs.

Seed Funding

A stipend over 18 months (80,000 USD). Funding offered to for-profit organizations is in the form of recoverable grants.

Community Support

Retreats and Networking Events

Gatherings to connect Fellows across classes and cohorts, as well as with experienced business leaders, institutions, and investors committed to solving global issues.

Expert Partners

A suite of pro-bono support from leading professionals to build organizational capacity and help navigate the social entrepreneurship field.

OUR UNIQUE SELECTION PROCESS

The methods we use to identify high-potential leaders have been refined over three decades, and the results speak for themselves. Three rules guide the Echoing Green search and selection model, even as we’re always adapting to stay ahead of the curve.

Seek out overlooked places

From underrepresented U.S. cities to whole countries and regions, we focus on communities that are less likely to connect with traditional investment.

Include all kinds of talent

We cultivate a diverse network of social impact talent across a breadth of ethnic, gender, religious, and economic backgrounds.

Evaluate potential in new ways

We focus on intrinsic indicators of what we believe makes a successful leader, and eschew inflexible criteria like financial success and business school degrees.

Ready to take a big step to match your big idea?

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Ready to take a big step to match your big idea?

BECOME A FELLOW