Jeremy Heimans

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February 22, 2016  |  dgb16, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Jeremy Heimans, Co-Founder and CEO, Purpose Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building movements and new ventures that use the power of participation to change the world. Purpose has helped build global movements on issues like global LGBT rights, the sharing economy, modern slavery and gun violence in the US. Purpose also advises major NGOs, foundations and progressive companies and is currently incubating a new venture to shift demand toward more progressive forms of consumption. In 2007, Jeremy co-founded Avaaz.org, the world’s largest online political community, with more than 40 million members. In 2005, he co-founded

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Charles Coristine

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February 22, 2016  |  dgb16  |  No Comments

Charles Coristine, President and CEO at LesserEvil Since buying LesserEvil in 2011 it has changed the direction of my life. LesserEvil started in 2005 as a concept focused on making iconic American snack foods better for you; low fat potato puffs and low carb kettle corns. When current ownership took the reigns we realized that these initial products weren't truly healthy snack choices and we weren't resonating. We didn't know who our customer was. That began a three journey that led us to find ourselves. We replaced lesser evil snacks with a lesser evil life and a new adventure began. The virtue, cost,

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Kathleen D. Warner

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February 22, 2016  |  dgb16  |  No Comments

Kathleen D. Warner, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the NYCEDC's  Center for Economic Transformation Kathleen D. Warner is the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Center for Economic Transformation.  CET works hand in hand with industry leaders to address the needs of NYC's legacy and emerging businesses by analyzing current economic trends; developing innovative strategies and implementing transformative programs that help businesses thrive and grow. Highly networked, mission-driven and results-oriented, with extensive experience across both the private and public sectors, Kathleen has a tremendous track record of working at the intersection of technology,

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Kirk Cheyfitz

Kirk Cheyfitz

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February 22, 2016  |  dgb16  |  No Comments

Kirk Cheyfitz, Co-CEO and Chief Storyteller at Story Worldwide Kirk Cheyfitz is an award-winning journalist, author, editor, publisher, and serial innovator in nontraditional advertising, marketing and content creation. Kirk is Co-CEO+Chief Storyteller at Story Worldwide, the leading content advertising agency he co-founded and runs. Story works across all media, telling the stories that make some of the world’s leading brands matter to their audiences. Clients include Unilever, Wyndham Worldwide’s RCI division, Lexus, Coupons.com, Criteo, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and many more. Story has done impact/non-profit marketing and record-setting online fundraising for many organizations, including General Mills, Columbia University and Purdue University. Kirk is

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Susan McPherson

Susan McPherson

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February 19, 2016  |  dgb16  |  No Comments

  Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies Susan McPherson is a serial connector, passionate cause marketer, angel investor, and corporate responsibility expert. She is the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focusing on the intersection between brands and social good, providing storytelling, partnership creation and visibility to corporations, NGOs and social enterprises including Intel, Girl Rising, Positive Luxury, IF Hummingbird Foundation, THNK, The School of Creative Leadership and Plum Alley. She’s a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Triple Pundit and Forbes and has 25+ years experience in marketing, public relations, and sustainability communications. She is a

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Abigail E. Disney

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February 5, 2016  |  allevents, dgb16, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films. Disney’s longtime passion for women’s issues and peace building culminated in producing her first film, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL (winner, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2008). She then executive produced the five-part PBS series, WOMEN, WAR & PEACE. Her executive producing and producing credits include Fork Films supported films 1971, CITIZEN KOCH, FAMILY AFFAIR, HOT GIRLS WANTED, THE INVISIBLE WAR (2012 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature), RETURN and SUN COME UP (2011 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Short). Her most recent projects include

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Peter Koechley

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February 1, 2016  |  dgb16  |  No Comments

  Peter Koechley: Co-founder, Upworthy Peter has been making important ideas irresistible for more than a decade — as an Onion editor, a viral video producer, and now, as a co-founder of Upworthy. At 24, he became managing editor of The Onion, America’s Finest News Source™, where he co-created the company's break-out Onion News Network video series, staffed and oversaw digital strategy, and wrote YOUR all-time-favorite Onion headline. Peter joined MoveOn.org in 2007 to work on video strategy and youth vote initiatives. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he led a team that helped raise $10 million dollars, add 2 million members to the organization,

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Leah Gutstadt

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January 21, 2016  |  dgb16  |  No Comments

  Leah Gutstadt, Director, Strategic Philanthropy at Time Warner Cable Leah Gutstadt serves as Director, Strategic Philanthropy at Time Warner Cable (TWC), the second-largest cable operator in the United States. At TWC, Leah oversees the day-to-day management of Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), TWC’s long-term philanthropic commitment to connect young people to learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Leah manages relationships with TWC’s national non-profit partners, develops original campaigns to support the mission of CAMM, and oversees all of CAMM’s communication channels. Through her work with TWC’s partners, Leah has been integral to the creation of innovative hands-on STEM curricula,

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Gerald Richards

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January 21, 2016  |  dgb16  |  No Comments

    Gerald Richards, Chief Executive Officer of 826 National Gerald Richards is the Chief Executive Officer of 826 National. With more than twenty years of management and development experience at national nonprofit organizations, Gerald is a respected trainer and sought after speaker on topics of youth and education access. He is interviewed regularly on these topics and has appeared on NBC’s Nightly News, CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s 360, and The Michael Eric Dyson Show, as well as in articles in publications including the Huffington Post, Education Week, and Inc. Magazine. He has also served as an education expert for national marketing campaigns promoting

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Rich Mintz

Rich Mintz

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January 9, 2016  |  dgb16  |  No Comments

  Rich Mintz, Executive Vice President, Blue State Digital Rich is Executive Vice President at Blue State Digital, a creative and tech agency for purpose-driven brands and organizations that want to scale their impact and transform how they engage people. From Google to UNICEF, Obama to MIT, Tate Modern to Ford Motor Company, BSD helps grow communities, build platforms, and transform their organizations for the digital age. Rich provides executive sponsorship and senior program support to many of BSD’s most significant partnerships in the nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate markets. He has worked with the DSCC and three Democratic Presidential campaigns; more than 50 nonprofits

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