Tips on How to Change the World

David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World, has started a blog to capture stories from the field of social entrepreneurs. He has posted a fantastic story, titled Where does the motivation to cause change come from?, about Kailash Satyarth, the founder of the South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude (SACCS), an organization based in Delhi, India that has reportedly won release for 40,000 slave laborers, many of them children.

From the "Fair Play" Campaign:

"SACCS/BBAwould like to have ministers, leaders of opposition parties, MLAs, foreign diplomats, officers, public servants, celebrities, and businessmen declaring that they will not use children as domestic servants. Following this, SACCS/BBA would like to investigate some of them on their use of domestic child labour."

Through his weblog, Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, David cued me into Echoing Green, a group that is building capacity in the area of social enterprise through identifying visionaries, investing in innovation, providing hands-on support and connecting people. They have a great set of articles and how-to tips for organizations ranging from managing people and technology to building strong boards and maximizing the media.

About Echoing Green

Launched in 1987, Echoing Green's mission is to spark social change by identifying, investing and supporting the world's most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch.

Through a two-year fellowship program, we help our network of visionaries develop new solutions to society's most difficult problems. These social entrepreneurs and their organizations work to close deeply-rooted social, economic and political inequities to ensure equal access and to help all individuals reach his/her potential.

Over the past 17 years, Echoing Green has invested over $22 million in seed and start up grants to over 380 social entrepreneurs and their innovative organizations.