Commitment to Action

Leaders Not Members: Building Boards for Direct Impact

Commitment by

Echoing Green

In 2015, Echoing Green committed to offer its Fellows a new suite of tools and resources to help them develop an effective board for their social enterprise or nonprofit. The commitment builds upon Echoing Green’s Direct Impact program, an experiential board leadership program which will prepare exceptional young businesses leaders for high-impact nonprofit board service. By July 2016, Echoing Green will develop a manual accessible to each of its 600 Fellows, provide individual consultations and in-person trainings for a minimum of 16 Fellows, and match at least 12 Direct Impact graduates with Fellow organizations in order to serve on their board of directors.





Leaders Not Members: Building Boards for Direct Impact



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value


Commitment by

Echoing Green

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Guggenheim Partners LLC