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Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Review STEP 1: Instructions Welcome to the application website for the 2014 Echoing Green Fellowships. The application consists of required questions (indicated by a red asterisk *) and optional questions, over the next six pages. You do not need to complete the application in one sitting. You may save your application as a draft and make edits as many times as you wish prior to the deadline. Until you SUBMIT your application, using the "Submit" link on the final Review page of this website, your application is considered a draft. Only submitted applications will be considered or reviewed for a Fellowship. All applications must be submitted by JANUARY 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM EST. No late applications will be accepted. No changes may be made to your application after submission. TIPS Review all the Fellowship information and advice on our website: www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship. We recommend you review the Short Answer Question Guide, for guidance on how best to answer each short answer question. We also encourage you to draft your short answer responses in a word processor and then return to this application website to copy and paste your answers into the appropriate fields. You may wish to use the worksheet we provide on our Application Guidance page. Save your application often! Your application is saved each time you click "Save Draft" or move to a new page. Echoing Green will not be able to help you find data lost due to Internet service disruption or computer issues. Pay attention to our strict character limits. If you paste in your answers from an outside document, please review each answer to ensure that the application form has not cut off any characters in excess of our limits. CHARACTER COUNTS INCLUDE SPACES. Return to Menu Your application is saved as a draft. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Review STEP 2: Eligibility Questions In addition to the Echoing Green Global Fellowship, this website also serves as the Phase 1 application for our Black Male Achievement Fellowship, and our Climate Fellowship. All applications will be considered for our Global Fellowship. If your work is related to the field of Black Male Achievement, you may elect to also be considered for the Black Male Achievement Fellowship. Additionally, If your work is related to the field of Climate Change you may elect to also be considered for the Climate Fellowship. If your field of work is related to BOTH fields of Black Male Achievement and Climate Change, you may elect to be considered for BOTH the Black Male Achievement and Climate Fellowships in addition to the Global Fellowship. If your work is NOT related to the fields of Black Male Achievement or Climate Change you are under no disadvantage and will be considered for the Echoing Green Global Fellowship. THE BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT FELLOWSHIP The BMA Fellowship is an opportunity for social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for new organizations that will improve the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. Projects must align with the three core areas of education, family, and work. Learn more. Is your organization/idea substantially focused on addressing issues facing black men and boys in the United States? * THE CLIMATE FELLOWSHIP The Climate Fellowship is an opportunity for social entrepreneurs committed to starting new organizations with a focus on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Learn more. Is your organization/idea substantially focused on innovations in climate adaption and mitigation? *

SCREENING QUESTIONS You must be able to answer YES truthfully to each of the following questions in order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Global Fellowship and/or a BMA Fellowship or a Climate Fellowship.

would Echoing Green's funding qualify us as a significant early funder? * If you have not already. citizen. OR a faith-based project promoting a specific denomination? * Return to Menu Your application is saved as a draft. please enter the information for the Primary Applicant here.S.S.): State/Province (outside U. As a partnership. please specify: What is your ethnic/racial background? . Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Review STEP 3: Primary Applicant Information If you are applying as a partnership.): Zip or Postal Code: Country: * Country of Citizenship: * If you plan to work in the United States and are not a U. political lobbying project.Are you (and your partner. are you already authorized to work here? * Date of Birth: * (mm/dd/yyyy) Gender: If selected "I identify as" above. Both partners are expected to have worked on the full application together . (Note that this issue may recur at multiple points in the application.) Organization Name: * First Name: * Last Name: * Email: * Phone: Street Address (Line 1): * Street Address (Line 2): City: * State (U. if applicable) at least 18 years of age? * Do you (and your partner. you are required to enter the Partner's contact information and answer additional questions in Step 6. are you prepared to leave your current job or status as a full-time student in order to pursue your idea during the full term of the Fellowship? * Are you (and your partner.S. if applicable) have sufficient English fluency to participate in required interviews and events? * Can you certify that your organization is NOT a research project.org to let us know what the correct country is. if applicable) the primary decision maker(s) for your organization? * Is this organization your original idea? * Is your organization fully independent from any parent or partner organizations? (Fiscal sponsors are acceptable) * Is your organization in the start-up phase? * As of this moment. For the country/citizenship fields below. The Primary Applicant will serve as the main contact for any follow up. please select any other country from the list and then send an email to fellowship@echoinggreen. if any country you need is not listed.

your partner (if applicable). Example. John Smith: "Smith_J_Resume.docx. . Please use the following naming convention for your resume: "Last Name_First Initial_Resume". please specify: What is your highest level of education? * Specify graduate degree: How did you hear about the Echoing Green Fellowship? * Have you (or your partner) applied for an Echoing Green Fellowship before? * If "Yes. and your work. For now.doc.pdf".If "Indigenous minority group" or "Other ethnic background". Applicant 1 Resume * (maximum size 100MB) Can't upload your resume? Click here for help. we only need the names and affiliations of individuals you MIGHT ask. We will NOT contact them yet. Please list AT LEAST ONE.pdf. REFERENCES Who MIGHT you ask to provide a recommendation? At a later stage in the application process." select year: PRIMARY APPLICANT RESUME Upload the resume or curriculum vitae of the primary applicant below. Echoing Green will ask you for letters of reference from people who can speak knowledgeably about you. Only the following file extensions will be accepted: . or . and you may edit this list at a later stage. Reference 1 Full Name: * Organization: * Job Title: Relationship to you: * Reference 2 Full Name: Organization: Job Title: Relationship to you: Reference 3 Full Name: Organization: Job Title: .

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Review STEP 5: Short Answer To avoid possible technical problems. Character counts denote the maximum number of characters that can be used. THE ORGANIZATION Summarize your organization's mission in one sentence. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Review STEP 4: Organization Information Organization website: Which program area best describes your organization? * Which population best describes your constituency? * Where will you initially focus your operations in the next two years? * Select all countries where you will initially focus your operations (Hold down CTRL button + Click to select multiple countries) * If your intial area of focus is in five or fewer cities. or provinces. You can then copy and paste your answers below.): How long has your organization been in operation? * Which stage best describes your organization? * Have you legally incorporated your organization in the U." please explain: Please list any contests or awards that you have won for this organization or idea: Return to Menu Your application is saved as a draft.S. Use statistics and references to identify the size and scope of the problem. (150 characters) * Summarize your organization's mission and activities in one paragraph.S.Relationship to you: Return to Menu Your application is saved as a draft. states.): --State/Province (outside U. CHARACTER LIMITS INCLUDE SPACES and are listed in parentheses after each question. or elsewhere? * How is your organization structured? * If "Other. (500 characters) * Describe the specific social problem your organization is working to solve. we recommend drafting your answers offline using our Short Answer Worksheet available on our Application Guidance page.S. all short answers should reflect both applicants. Where will your organization have its main office? --Country: * --State (U. The form will automatically cut off any characters in excess of these counts. (500 characters) * . If applying as a partnership. list them here.

What do you hope will be your main sources of funding over the next two years? (500 characters) * .S. dollars)? $_____ * b. but if you have. dollars) * e. List the names of any individuals or organizations who have provided greater than $10. a.S. we would like to hear about it below.S. (1000 characters) * ORGANIZATION BUDGET Many successful Echoing Green Fellowship applicants have not raised any money at the time of their application. In total. (1000 characters) * How does this approach represent bold innovation versus the status quo? (1000 characters) * In what way will the lives of specific individuals be better because of your organization's work? Please identify the group(s) of individuals and how many lives will be impacted by your organization's work over time. Approximately how much money do you think you might need to spend in 5 years (in 2019) (in U.000 in funding to date (250 characters) c. how much money have you raised for this organization from launch to date (in U. How much money do you hope to spend in 2014? (in U.Describe the specific products or programs of your organization. dollars) * d.

what has changed since you last applied? (500 characters) *Required for past applicants Return to Menu Your application is saved as a draft.THE APPLICANT(S) When and how did you come up with the idea for your organization? Please list anyone who could be considered a co-founder. If you are NOT applying as a partnership. leave this page blank and proceed to the next page. entrepreneurial spirit. people. unlike the majority of people. (1000 characters) * If you have previously applied for an Echoing Green Fellowship for this or any similar idea. . Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Review STEP 6: Additional Information for Partnerships Step 6 is only required for applicants applying as a partnership. so passionate about this issue that you are willing to take the risky leap of starting a new organization? (1000 characters) * What skills or experiences demonstrate that you will you be able to attract money. (750 characters) * Provide one or two examples of your ability to overcome challenges and adversity. and other resources to your organization? (1000 characters) * Describe one example of your bold. (500 characters) * Why are you.

and in what contexts? Are there other co-founders? If so. complete the basic information below for the second applicant and jointly respond to the short answer questions. please specify: What is your highest level of education? Specify graduate degree: PARTNER RESUME Upload the resume or curriculum vitae of the second applicant in the partnership below.pdf.): State/Province (outside U.S.doc. First Name: Last Name: Email: Phone: Street Address (Line 1): Street Address (Line 2): City: State (U.S. PARTNERSHIP SHORT ANSWER Echoing Green supports partnerships ONLY when two people are truly co-equal leaders AND co-founders of an organization.): Zip or Postal Code: Country: Country of Citizenship: If you plan to work in the United States and are not a U.pdf.docx. Please use the following naming convention for your resume: "Last Name_First Initial_Resume". what is their current status? (500 characters) . Example. Applicant 2 Resume: (maximum size 100MB) Can't upload your resume? Click here for help. John Smith: Smith_J_Resume. .S. Only the following file extensions will be accepted: . citizen. Reminder: Character counts include spaces! Partnership History: How did you come to start this organization together? How long have you known each other. please specify: What is your ethnic/racial background? If "Indigenous minority group" or "Other ethnic background". or . Partnerships that do not meet these criteria will be disqualified from the Echoing Green application process. are you already authorized to work here? Date of Birth: (mm/dd/yyyy) Gender: If selected "I identify as" above.If you are applying as a partnership.

You may save your application as a draft and make edits as many times as you wish prior to the deadline. The application consists of required questions (indicated by a red asterisk *) and optional questions. you will be able to view your entire application on a single page. No changes may be made to your application after submission. you are consenting that the data from your application may be shared anonymously and/or in aggregate with other organizations assisting Echoing Green with research or outreach. ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Echoing Green occasionally has internal and partner funding and research opportunities to share with past applicants. your application is considered a draft. Check the box below if you do NOT want to receive future communications about research." Your application has not been submitted until you are taken to a Confirmation page and/or you receive an email confirming your submission at the email account you used to create this application. To submit your application. 2014 at 11:59 AM EST. Opt Out I do not want to receive emails with future funding or research opportunities. TIPS Review all the Fellowship information and advice on our website: www. This will not affect communications regarding the status of your Fellowship application. for guidance on how best to answer each short answer question. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Review STEP 7: Almost Finished! PRIVACY DISCLAIMER By submitting your application to Echoing Green. All applications must be submitted by JANUARY 6. You do not need to complete the application in one sitting. READY TO SUBMIT? On the next and final "Review" page. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Review STEP 1: Instructions Welcome to the application website for the 2014 Echoing Green Fellowships.echoinggreen. Only submitted applications will be considered or reviewed for a Fellowship. (500 characters) Return to Menu Your application is saved as a draft.org/fellowship. funding opportunities. Your contact information will NOT be shared with any other organization without your consent. Once you are on this page. over the next six pages. using the "Submit" link on the final Review page of this website. . Return to Menu Your application is saved as a draft.Roles/Responsibilities: Describe your individual roles within the organization and the nature of your working relationship. etc. scroll to the bottom of the "Review" page and click "Submit. Until you SUBMIT your application. No late applications will be accepted. We recommend you review the Short Answer Question Guide. review your application thoroughly as you will not be able to edit your application after you click submit.

if applicable) have sufficient English fluency to participate in required interviews and events? * Can you certify that your organization is NOT a research project. THE BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT FELLOWSHIP The BMA Fellowship is an opportunity for social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for new organizations that will improve the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. Projects must align with the three core areas of education. if applicable) the primary decision maker(s) for your organization? * Is this organization your original idea? * Is your organization fully independent from any parent or partner organizations? (Fiscal sponsors are acceptable) * Is your organization in the start-up phase? * As of this moment. you may elect to also be considered for the Black Male Achievement Fellowship. If your work is related to the field of Black Male Achievement. if any country you need is not listed.) Organization Name: * . Save your application often! Your application is saved each time you click "Save Draft" or move to a new page. Additionally. If you paste in your answers from an outside document. As a partnership. Is your organization/idea substantially focused on innovations in climate adaption and mitigation? * SCREENING QUESTIONS You must be able to answer YES truthfully to each of the following questions in order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Global Fellowship and/or a BMA Fellowship or a Climate Fellowship. Pay attention to our strict character limits. Learn more. would Echoing Green's funding qualify us as a significant early funder? * If you have not already. are you prepared to leave your current job or status as a full-time student in order to pursue your idea during the full term of the Fellowship? * Are you (and your partner. you may elect to be considered for BOTH the Black Male Achievement and Climate Fellowships in addition to the Global Fellowship. The Primary Applicant will serve as the main contact for any follow up. CHARACTER COUNTS INCLUDE SPACES. For the country/citizenship fields below. You may wish to use the worksheet we provide on our Application Guidance page. OR a faith-based project promoting a specific denomination? * STEP 3: Primary Applicant Information If you are applying as a partnership. this website also serves as the Phase 1 application for our Black Male Achievement Fellowship. If your work is related to the field of Climate Change you may elect to also be considered for the Climate Fellowship.We also encourage you to draft your short answer responses in a word processor and then return to this application website to copy and paste your answers into the appropriate fields. If your work is NOT related to the fields of Black Male Achievement or Climate Change you are under no disadvantage and will be considered for the Echoing Green Global Fellowship. Is your organization/idea substantially focused on addressing issues facing black men and boys in the United States? * THE CLIMATE FELLOWSHIP The Climate Fellowship is an opportunity for social entrepreneurs committed to starting new organizations with a focus on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change. (Note that this issue may recur at multiple points in the application. please enter the information for the Primary Applicant here. and work. and our Climate Fellowship. Learn more. you are required to enter the Partner's contact information and answer additional questions in Step 6. please select any other country from the list and then send an email to fellowship@echoinggreen. if applicable) at least 18 years of age? * Do you (and your partner. All applications will be considered for our Global Fellowship. If your field of work is related to BOTH fields of Black Male Achievement and Climate Change.org to let us know what the correct country is. Echoing Green will not be able to help you find data lost due to Internet service disruption or computer issues. Are you (and your partner. political lobbying project. family. Both partners are expected to have worked on the full application together . STEP 2: Eligibility Questions In addition to the Echoing Green Global Fellowship. please review each answer to ensure that the application form has not cut off any characters in excess of our limits.

pdf". Example.S. John Smith: "Smith_J_Resume. Applicant 1 Resume * (maximum size 100MB) Can't upload your resume? Click here for help. are you already authorized to work here? * Date of Birth: * (mm/dd/yyyy) Gender: If selected "I identify as" above. We will NOT contact them yet. REFERENCES Who MIGHT you ask to provide a recommendation? At a later stage in the application process. Please list AT LEAST ONE." select year: PRIMARY APPLICANT RESUME Upload the resume or curriculum vitae of the primary applicant below.S. For now.S. . please specify: What is your highest level of education? * Specify graduate degree: How did you hear about the Echoing Green Fellowship? * Have you (or your partner) applied for an Echoing Green Fellowship before? * If "Yes. Reference 1 Full Name: * .pdf. Only the following file extensions will be accepted: . and you may edit this list at a later stage. your partner (if applicable).): Zip or Postal Code: Country: * Country of Citizenship: * If you plan to work in the United States and are not a U. please specify: What is your ethnic/racial background? If "Indigenous minority group" or "Other ethnic background".doc. and your work. Please use the following naming convention for your resume: "Last Name_First Initial_Resume". we only need the names and affiliations of individuals you MIGHT ask.): State/Province (outside U. Echoing Green will ask you for letters of reference from people who can speak knowledgeably about you.docx. citizen. or .First Name: * Last Name: * Email: * Phone: Street Address (Line 1): * Street Address (Line 2): City: * State (U.

S." please explain: Please list any contests or awards that you have won for this organization or idea: STEP 5: Short Answer .): How long has your organization been in operation? * Which stage best describes your organization? * Have you legally incorporated your organization in the U.S. Where will your organization have its main office? --Country: * --State (U. list them here. states. or elsewhere? * How is your organization structured? * If "Other.Organization: * Job Title: Relationship to you: * Reference 2 Full Name: Organization: Job Title: Relationship to you: Reference 3 Full Name: Organization: Job Title: Relationship to you: STEP 4: Organization Information Organization website: Which program area best describes your organization? * Which population best describes your constituency? * Where will you initially focus your operations in the next two years? * Select all countries where you will initially focus your operations (Hold down CTRL button + Click to select multiple countries) * If your intial area of focus is in five or fewer cities.): --State/Province (outside U.S. or provinces.

In total. If applying as a partnership. all short answers should reflect both applicants. The form will automatically cut off any characters in excess of these counts. (1000 characters) * How does this approach represent bold innovation versus the status quo? (1000 characters) * In what way will the lives of specific individuals be better because of your organization's work? Please identify the group(s) of individuals and how many lives will be impacted by your organization's work over time. a. You can then copy and paste your answers below.To avoid possible technical problems. dollars)? $_____ * . Use statistics and references to identify the size and scope of the problem. how much money have you raised for this organization from launch to date (in U. (500 characters) * Describe the specific products or programs of your organization. (500 characters) * Describe the specific social problem your organization is working to solve. we would like to hear about it below. Character counts denote the maximum number of characters that can be used. THE ORGANIZATION Summarize your organization's mission in one sentence. we recommend drafting your answers offline using our Short Answer Worksheet available on our Application Guidance page.S. CHARACTER LIMITS INCLUDE SPACES and are listed in parentheses after each question. but if you have. (1000 characters) * ORGANIZATION BUDGET Many successful Echoing Green Fellowship applicants have not raised any money at the time of their application. (150 characters) * Summarize your organization's mission and activities in one paragraph.

and other resources to your organization? (1000 characters) * Describe one example of your bold.S. so passionate about this issue that you are willing to take the risky leap of starting a new organization? (1000 characters) * What skills or experiences demonstrate that you will you be able to attract money. unlike the majority of people.b. people. entrepreneurial spirit. Approximately how much money do you think you might need to spend in 5 years (in 2019) (in U. dollars) * d. What do you hope will be your main sources of funding over the next two years? (500 characters) * THE APPLICANT(S) When and how did you come up with the idea for your organization? Please list anyone who could be considered a co-founder. List the names of any individuals or organizations who have provided greater than $10.000 in funding to date (250 characters) c. (500 characters) * Why are you. How much money do you hope to spend in 2014? (in U. (750 characters) * Provide one or two examples of your ability to overcome challenges and adversity. dollars) * e. (1000 characters) * .S.

S. what has changed since you last applied? (500 characters) *Required for past applicants STEP 6: Additional Information for Partnerships Step 6 is only required for applicants applying as a partnership. citizen. leave this page blank and proceed to the next page. please specify: What is your ethnic/racial background? If "Indigenous minority group" or "Other ethnic background". complete the basic information below for the second applicant and jointly respond to the short answer questions.): State/Province (outside U.S.If you have previously applied for an Echoing Green Fellowship for this or any similar idea. are you already authorized to work here? Date of Birth: (mm/dd/yyyy) Gender: If selected "I identify as" above. If you are NOT applying as a partnership. please specify: What is your highest level of education? Specify graduate degree: . First Name: Last Name: Email: Phone: Street Address (Line 1): Street Address (Line 2): City: State (U.S.): Zip or Postal Code: Country: Country of Citizenship: If you plan to work in the United States and are not a U. If you are applying as a partnership.

Opt Out I do not want to receive emails with future funding or research opportunities. ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Echoing Green occasionally has internal and partner funding and research opportunities to share with past applicants. John Smith: Smith_J_Resume.doc." Your application has not been submitted until you are taken to a Confirmation page and/or you receive an email confirming your submission at the email account you used to create this application. Reminder: Character counts include spaces! Partnership History: How did you come to start this organization together? How long have you known each other. you will be able to view your entire application on a single page. you are consenting that the data from your application may be shared anonymously and/or in aggregate with other organizations assisting Echoing Green with research or outreach. . READY TO SUBMIT? On the next and final "Review" page. scroll to the bottom of the "Review" page and click "Submit. etc.pdf. (500 characters) STEP 7: Almost Finished! PRIVACY DISCLAIMER By submitting your application to Echoing Green.docx. Check the box below if you do NOT want to receive future communications about research. Partnerships that do not meet these criteria will be disqualified from the Echoing Green application process. This will not affect communications regarding the status of your Fellowship application. Only the following file extensions will be accepted: . or . To submit your application. what is their current status? (500 characters) Roles/Responsibilities: Describe your individual roles within the organization and the nature of your working relationship.pdf. funding opportunities. Once you are on this page. Please use the following naming convention for your resume: "Last Name_First Initial_Resume".org . Your contact information will NOT be shared with any other organization without your consent. Applicant 2 Resume: (maximum size 100MB) Can't upload your resume? Click here for help. PARTNERSHIP SHORT ANSWER Echoing Green supports partnerships ONLY when two people are truly co-equal leaders AND co-founders of an organization. review your application thoroughly as you will not be able to edit your application after you click submit. and in what contexts? Are there other co-founders? If so.PARTNER RESUME Upload the resume or curriculum vitae of the second applicant in the partnership below.Questions? Technical Issues? Email: fellowship@echoinggreen. Example.