Rama has been building tech and media startups with social impact for over 25 years. She's passionate about creating sustainable development opportunities for Arab youth. Currently, Rama runs Chakaki Consulting & The VIP fund. She's also the co-founder of edSeed, and a Partner at both AYA Animations & Mint + Laurel respectively.
Diana Wilson is very proud to be the Founder & CEO of Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa.W) and Black Sisters in STEM (Black SiS). They are a globally recognized nonprofit whose work has been featured by MTV, Google, The Malala Fund, Face2Face Africa, Blavity, The Late Afternoon Show with Berla Mundi and many more. Black Sisters in STEM is building the largest talent marketplace of Black college women in STEM and training the next Fortune 500 CEOs, innovators and world class leaders.
Jason Shim is the Director of Digital at Ontario Science Centre. With over 15 years of experience spanning the nonprofit and academic sectors both as an employee and a consultant, he has consistently helped organizations stay ahead of the technology curve. He loves to help organizations explore the question “How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world?” In 2013, he led Pathways to Education to become the first Canadian charity to issue tax receipts for Bitcoin donations, providing access and awareness to a brand new tech-savvy audience.
Tim Kachuriak is the founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter, a fundraising research lab and consulting firm that works with businesses, nonprofits, and NGOs to help them grow their resource capacity. Kachuriak is also the co-founder and board member for the Human Coalition, a member of the board of directors for Open Doors USA, an Advisory Board Member for the SMU Digital Accelerator, Advisory Board Member for Kids Prosper Kids, and an Advisory Board Member for the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact.
Jessica Murrey is an Emmy-Award winning storyteller and Racial Justice/Common Ground Activist. For the last seven years, Jess has worked as an international peacebuilder for the world's largest dedicated conflict resolution NGO, Search for Common Ground. She's trained young peacebuilders and activists in some of the most hostile places on earth in a methodology she’s developed for social change communication, messaging, storytelling, and gameplay that shift attitudes and behavior. Jess is the CEO and Co-founder of W!CKED SAiNTS Studios, a behavioral technology company that makes story games that are wickedly fun and actively good.
Prior to starting The Adventure Project, Becky spent three years helping to launch charity: water, an organization bringing drinking water to people in developing countries. Becky has consulted for UNICEF’s Division of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in International Social Welfare.
Mari Galloway is the CEO and a founding board member of The Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), a Northern Virginia-based non-profit organization passionate about helping and empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity field. Their primary mission is to advance women in cybersecurity by providing programs and partnerships that promote networking, education, mentoring, resource-sharing, and opportunities.
Becky Kekula serves as the Disability Equality Index (DEI) Director at Disability:IN. In her current role, she’s responsible for managing all things related to the DEI. Disability:IN is a global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business. More than 270 corporations trust Disability:IN to activate and achieve disability inclusion across their enterprise and in the broader corporate mainstream.
Over the last 30 years my work has taken me to all regions of the world to address some of the most pressing problems faced by the global poor. My vocation in international development began as a rural Peace Corps volunteer in the northwest Honduras, Central America. Since that time I have worked or consulted for various organizations including UNICEF, International Rescue Committee, and Project Concern International serving in capacities as varied as research investigator, field director and vice-president of programs.
About I am the Co-Founder and CEO of Worthy Mentoring 🏳️🌈, a non-profit organization that provides mentorship to the LGBTQ+ community through an innovative iOS and Android App. A tech nonprofit, Worthy Mentoring is changing the way the LGBTQ+ Community supports each other in coming out and coming to accept and love ourselves.
Maggie Doyne is the founder and CEO of the BlinkNow Foundation. Maggie is originally from New Jersey and has dedicated the last 12+ years of her life to educating children and empowering women. She was the recipient of the 2015 CNN Hero Award and her work has been recognized by the Dalai Lama, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nick Kristof, Katie Couric, and more. And, while her work is focused on Nepal, she speaks all over the world in the hopes of inspiring others to start projects that will generate positive change in our world.
Prior to becoming the CEO of COMMON LLC, Mark was a principal at UFUSE Visionary Strategy Management, a global consulting firm devoted to unleashing creativity and helping entrepreneurs produce outstanding results through innovative business strategies, organizational design, and alignment of partnerships. Mark is also a Zen Buddhist Priest who has dedicated his life to transforming the nature of capitalism through social and environmental entrepreneurship.
Lisa Wang is the founder and CEO of Almost Fun, an innovative nonprofit organization whose mission it is to ensure low income and BIPOC students have culturally responsive, accessible, and engaging resources that empower their learning.
Karin started Verano Health after realizing that the biggest gap in chronic disease management is getting people the support they need to build healthy behaviors. Karin is a Stanford MBA graduate with 9+ years experience building health products and data-driven teams at startups and social enterprises.
Eric Barela is a social impact measurement pro who believes that organizations understand and act on their impact, they can maximize the good they do. Eric has over two decades of experience building and maintaining impact measurement systems in both the nonprofit and technology sectors. Former Director of Measurement & Evaluation at Salesforce.org, and board member at American Evaluation Association
Alex Wilson is the co-founder of The Giving Block, a platform that makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency fundraising easy for nonprofits, empowering mission-driven organizations, charities, universities, and faith-based organizations of all sizes to leverage crypto technology to achieve their mission. Alex’s background is in management consulting where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop strategies around emerging technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain and cryptocurrency. As he went down the cryptocurrency rabbit hole, he and his co-founder discovered a need for nonprofits to be able to tap into the new and growing crypto donor demographic. Now, he’s turned his attention to the nonprofit world where he equips nonprofits to accept cryptocurrency donations and build fundraising programs.
Caroline Spears is the Executive Director at Climate Cabinet, which began as a volunteer-based team in 2018, when a Texas state legislature candidate asked for climate talking points and policy solutions that were relevant to her district. They realized that this need was not unique: many candidates want to run on strong climate platforms but don’t have the time to simultaneously run a full-time campaign and do cutting-edge policy analysis. Thus, Climate Cabinet Action was born. Climate Cabinet Action has supported candidates and pushed climate on the campaign trail in four campaign cycles, including 2018 state legislature races, 2019 presidential primaries, 2020 state and congressional races, and 2021 Virginia House of Delegates elections. In 2020, they worked with 100 campaigns.
Nathan Mallipeddi is the Founder and CEO of Myspeech, an international nonprofit, where he leads a team of ~50 members and ~200 volunteers in tackling two of most significant issues in the field of healthcare services in speech therapy—the lack of access to care and unaffordable prices. They are currently building a technology platform to scale therapy and community services to millions of people who stutter around the world. They’ve impacted ~25,000 people in 26 countries, with partnerships in 30 schools. Their partners include Fast Forward, Future Founders, Harvard Innovations Labs, Microsoft, Salesforce, Verizon, the Westly Foundation, Donald A. Strauss Foundation, UCLA SOLE, the World Stuttering Network, and many more.
Woodrow has a long history of building top consumer brands, which he applies to his work as Chief Data Officer with Giving Tuesday. His insights have helped organizations and brands define strategies, develop new business, and expand their markets. In the nonprofit sector he has conducted research and analysis of individual giving behaviors; engaged with thousands of charities regarding fundraising strategies and trends; and has engaged millions of donors on topics related to giving and volunteering through traditional and social media.
Margaret Laws has distinguished herself as a catalytic leader in health care, forging cross-sector partnerships that drive positive social impact. At Hopelab Margaret leads a multidisciplinary team with expertise in healthcare, academic research, and design to create science-based technologies to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults. She is passionate about bringing together government, nonprofit and private-sector stakeholders interested in advancing the role technology can play in supporting and improving health outcomes, with a particular focus on improving care for underserved populations.
Shannon Farley focuses on the intersection of tech for good, women’s rights, and human rights. She's the co-founder and Executive Director of Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech nonprofits. Prior to Fast Forward, she was the founding Executive Director of Spark, the world's largest network of Millennial philanthropists. She also co-founded The W. Haywood Burns Institute, a MacArthur Award-winning juvenile justice reform organization.
Executive Director and Chairwoman at BlackGirlsHack | Penetration Tester | Data Analytics Manager | Cyber Security Diversity Advocate, Speaker, Mentor and Educator | Ethical Hacking… Explained | WSC Pentest Ninja of Year
I’m a builder and doer with a track record of helping nonprofit leaders quickly grow revenue past the $10M mark.
Social entrepreneur, consultant, and podcast producer, Spear has been a member and critic of the impact sector since 2006. His work spans product, innovation, impact advising, storytelling, and go-to-market strategies. Part of the founding team at Classy.org, specializing in helping social good organizations build amazing products, increase their impact, and scale.
Amy Guterman is a human-centered designer and innovator, with a focus on leveraging tech for social impact. She is the Senior Director of Community Innovation, Impact Labs & Open Source Commons at Salesforce. At Salesforce, her team leads Impact Labs and Open Source Commons to foster community collaboration and inspire innovation on the world's most pressing challenges. Amy's work includes designing interventions to address issues in equity in education, housing and homelessness, and global health information systems. Her work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, FastCo, Wired, and The Verge and recognized internationally by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The White House.
Experience Design + Impact Strategy + Community Building | Cofounder, The Dinner Party | Strategist, U.S. Census Bureau
Zionna Hanson is the founder and Chief Mission Officer at Barbells for Boobs, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, striving to redefine the standard of care in breast health and improve quality of life post diagnosis. BFB provides education on the significant benefits of fitness and support to access responsible and safe fitness instruction for those directly impacted by breast cancer.
Larry Gast is the VP of Development at Moishe House International, a nonprofit that creates meaningful, welcoming communities for Jewish adults in a post-college world. His entrepreneurial spirit has fueled every one of his roles, from working with large organizations like the JDC to ones that closely resemble startups.
Search podcasts, blog posts, people