Making the A$k: A 3 Step Guide for Pitches
Why Culture Drives Outcomes (and How to Shape It)
Many for-profit leaders seem unafraid to ask for the money they need to start up; but I continue to see non-profit leaders struggle to make the ask...Because most funders speak finance, it is key that you can not only tell them why your business is important, but explain to them how they can support you in achieving your goals.
Finding My Tribe
As an Entrepreneurial Engineer, Bob guides Fellows through the ins and outs of leadership. Here, he shares the importance of prioritizing organizational culture and ways to shape it at any organization.
5 Down-to-Earth Concepts From Data Geniuses
James Kim, 2017 Camelback Fellow, shares his perspective on the first Summit: "It's Day 1 of the Camelback Summit — I marveled at where I was, who I was with, and how I came to be here. What emerged for me was a profound recognition of how immensely varied our journeys have been."
Discovering What Matters: Reflections from Our First 2017 Summit
"I believe that one small component (the measurement world in which I live) can help us to move a little bit further towards changing national education for the better by learning from smart people."
Focusing on the Product with Mirta Desir
"Our opening summit was an opportunity to connect back to the heart of our work - our Fellows. And it reminded me that the thing that can be the great multiplier of bringing 12 people together is love.
Lagniappe: 5 Immigrant & Refugee Entrepreneurs Doing Really Cool Things
2015 Fellow Mirta Desir, founder of language learning platform Smart Coos, shares the top 3 pieces of advice she'd give to new entrepreneurs and the poem that keeps her going.
Raise a Glass to the Camelback 2017 Fellows
In this Lagniappe, Elizabeth shares the stories of 5 entrepreneurs who have inspired her, two of whom are Camelback Fellows.
Meet the 2017 Camelback Finalists
CEO Aaron T. Walker introduces the 2017 Fellows: "Every day we have the opportunity to be co-conspirators with entrepreneurs who are doing the work to 'bend the arc toward justice.' These entrepreneurs are a daily reminder that change is not inevitable, but rather the result of a collective of passionate, tirelessly working individuals."
Lagniappe: 5 Social Impact Orgs That Deserve Your #Giving
Get to know the 34 Camelback Finalists for our 2017 Fellowship, including what excites them about the program and how their organizations are creating change across the country.
Getting More Entrepreneurs of Color in the Room with Jerelyn Rodriguez
There's nothing we love more than the opportunity to celebrate and appreciate other orgs in the social impact space doing great work. Each member of the Camelback Team took a day to highlight an incredible organization that we feel is making bold moves to pay it forward to their communities.
Announcing Our 2017 Semi-Finalists
"To any social enterprise POC or women: if you’re looking for a safe space, a team, and a support system that understands exactly what you’re trying to do and the problems you’re trying to solve, you won’t find something like what Camelback can do anywhere else."
Top 5 Moments of Reflection from the NationSwell Summit
We received a record number of 181 applications (more than double last year). We're excited to share the 82 Semi-Finalists who will be moving to Round 2.
Bringing Diversity to Tech with Jessica Santana
Our insights include emotionally vulnerable moments about not being okay, how to give veterans better tech, and the importance of activism. 2015 Fellows Jessica and Jerelyn contribute their reflections.
Starting Schools with Jacob Allen
2015 Fellow Jessica Santana has been killing the game since she finished the Camelback Fellowship with features in CNN Money, Huffington Post, Forbes, and most importantly, a 100% graduation rate for students in her program, New York on Tech.
Why You Should Become an Entrepreneurial Engineer
Jacob Allen has been running after-school programs for a few years, and now, his org pilotED Schools has plans to open its first charter school.
Marcus Noel's Biggest Takeaway from Forbes 30 Under 30
Our coaches, or as we call them "Entreprenuerial Engineers," have a tremendous impact for our Fellows. Hear from our team, past Fellows, and Entrepreneurial Engineers about the coaching side of our work.
Lagniappe: 5 Ladies Who Told Amazing Stories in October
After making the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, 2015 Fellow Marcus Noel shares what inspired him about the Forbes Summit and what has excited him most about his work since completing the Camelback Fellowship.
6 Questions with 2016 Fellow Nicole Cardoza
Not only has 2016 already been a banner year for women (Hillary! Ali Wong’s Netflix comedy special! Beyonce’s Lemonade!), but October, in particular, has offered a slew of examples of great storytelling by ladies.
Why We Changed Our Logo
Nicole Cardoza, Founder and Executive Director of Yoga Foster, shares her best advice for new entrepreneurs starting out.
This was an intensive project, with many weeks spent in rooms with sticky notes covered in adjectives, flow charts of font types, and pyramids of color options.