The Echoing Green invites emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change for its fellowship programs. Echoing Green Fellowships is a two year program that requires the fellows to work full-time (minimum 35 hours per week) during the fellowship period. Each selected fellow will be assigned a portfolio manager to offer guidance, assistance and referrals; they will have access to a variety of technical support and pro-bono services, including legal help, marketing advice and executive coaching. They will also participate in conferences that provide guidance on leadership and organizational development.
It provides seed funding to social entrepreneurs launching bold new organizations to generate positive systemic change. Echoing Green Fellows are the innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels that reject the status quo and drive positive social change all over the world.
Types of Fellowships
- Global Fellowship
- Climate Fellowship
- Black Male Achievement Fellowship
Fellows work on issues such as:
- Economic Development
- Environmental Sustainability
- Justice & Human Rights
- Hunger & Poverty Alleviation
- Racial & Gender Equity
- A stipend of $80,000 for individuals (or $90,000 for two-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years.
- A health insurance stipend.
- A yearly professional development stipend.
- Leadership development and networking gatherings.
- Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow their organization and a dedicated Echoing Green portfolio manager.
- A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of more than 600 Fellows working in over sixty countries all over the world.
- Applying individual must be over 18 years old; fluent in English; and able to commit a full 35 hour work week to their organization.
- The proposed idea/organization must be the original idea of the applicant(s) in its start-up phase, usually within the first two years of operation. The organization must be independent and autonomous. Organizations still in the idea phase are eligible.
- The proposed organization can be either a non-profit, a for-profit, or hybrid run by one individual. Partnerships can apply for a Fellowship.
- Ineligible organization/idea(s) – Students, scholarships, or research projects; lobbying or faith-based organizations; and existing organizations which have grown past their start-up phase.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, visit: http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship