DC Community Broadband Summit – 18, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from D.Clow – Maryland’s photostream

Echoing Green wants to know “How you would spend $1,000 to build deeper relationships with the community you most want to serve?” Echoing Green is a global nonprofit that provides seed funding, skills and guidance to social entrepreneurs to help them solve some of the world’s toughest social problems. Echoing Green’s “Work on Purpose” program challenges Millennials to forge a career path that’s good for the world. Their “Connect With Your Community” challenge offers the chance to win a $1,000 grant for the best idea on how to to better understand the members of the community you serve:

Would you host a town hall meeting? Conduct a series of interviews? Travel to interact with a community in another region?

Participants have until August 8 (noon Pacific Time) to submit their ideas at the Good website here. Judges will select finalists from the best ideas and then open voting to the public from August 9 to August 22. Finalists can rally their colleagues and friends to help them win the $1,000 grant and a signed copy of Echoing Green’s “Work on Purpose” book.

How well do you know the people you serve? If you could benefit from a deeper understanding to make the best relationships and garner the most impact from your public service work, this is a challenge for you. You can find out more details on the contest and submit you entry here.

Residents listened and applauded…, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Alhambra Source’s photostream