How do you do good better? One word. GUTS.

You know impact marketing is more important than ever. Brands, platforms, foundations, and advertisers play an important role to have a positive impact on solving some of the world’s biggest problems. With this challenge we all know that behavioral change and scale are key.

Doing Good Better is more important now than it has ever been.

Please join us for an evening of some of NYC’s best innovators on the impact marketing front to talk about breakthroughs, challenges, and opportunities in making the world a smarter, effective and sustainable place. Click here to view agenda.

Sheena Wright
Garnie Nygren
Chid Liberty
Wendy Gordon
Drew Bartkiewicz
Jay Curley
Sylvia Acevedo
Amanda Ramos
Joel Johnson
Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson
Nelson Freitas

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Confirmed Speakers:

  • Chid Liberty, CEO & Co-Founder, Liberty and Justice
  • Wendy Gordon, Co-Founder / CEO, PIPs Rewards
  • Drew Bartkiewicz, Founder,  Lettrs
  • Sheena Wright, President and CEO,  United Way of New York City
  • Jay Curley, Senior Global Marketing Manager, Ben and Jerry’s
  • Sylvia Acevedo, Interim CEO of the Girl Scouts, USA
  • Amanda Ramos, Principal, Innovation Director and Not-for-Profit Practice Leader, Gensler
  • Garnie Nygren, COO, Serenbe
  • Joel Johnson, Founder + Chief Strategist, Admirable Devil
  • Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, Journalist and Producer, 60 Minutes
  • Jennifer Moore, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship, Kenneth Cole.
  • Nelson Freitas, Chief Strategy Officer, North America, Wunderman

Here are just some of the head-scratching questions we’ll do a deeper dive on…

  • How do you challenge and improve the current cause marketing model?
  • What works well and what needs fixing?
  • How can businesses benefit from supporting change—and changemakers benefit from working with business?
  • How do you deepen the connection between business strategy and social responsibility?
  • Consumers believe it’s not enough to just throw money at an issue–how do you make an authentic contribution?
  • What are the new platforms you should be exploring?
  • How should your creative team be telling your story now?
  • Are you targeting changing behavior and not just persuading?

Join our day of interactive discussions with the people who are taking cause marketing to extraordinary new levels of success. All you need is a reservation. And guts.



Previous Heavy Hitters at DGB.

Colleen Kane
Lee Peters
George Weiner
Christine Montenegro McGrath
Victoria Summers
Rajesh Anandan
Ben Goldhirsh
Nancy Mahon
Eric L. Sawyer
Aria Finger
Howard Lenn
Peter Twyman
Christine Church
Topaz Page-Green
Richard Guest
David Shulman



Private Location

New York, NY

Date: February 28, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm 5:00 PM 

Previous Speakers:

  • Tom Szaky, CEO of Terracycle
  • Aria Finger, CEO of
  • Abigail Disney, President and CEO of Fork Films
  • Peter Koechley, CO-Founder of Upworthy
  • Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Purpose
  • Gerald Richards, CEO at 826 National
  • Leah Gutstadt, Director of Strategic Philanthropy at Time Warner Cable,
  • Christopher Gebhardt, EVP at Participant Media
  • Heather Mason, Founder and President at  Caspian Production
  • Joel Johnson, CMO at Trout Unlimited (TU)
  • Jo Confino, Executive Editor at Huffington Post
  • David Hessekiel, President at Cause Marketing Forum
  • Victoria Summers, SVP of Engagement Strategy and Analytics of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
  • Charlie Wilkie, SVP of Guardian Labs US and Guardian News Media
  • Rich Mintz, EVP at Blue State Digital
  • Jay Curley, Global Marketing Director, Ben & Jerry’s
  • Susan McPherson, CEO  of McPherson Strategies
  • Kirk Cheyfitz, Co-CEO and Chief Storyteller, Story Worldwide
  • Charles Coristine, CEO and Founder at LesserEvil
  • Kathleen Warner, EVP and Managing Director NYCEDC’s Center for Economic Transformation
  • David Shulman, CEO of Organic
  • Peter Twyman, CEO of Keep a Child Alive
  • Topaz Page-Green, Founder and Executive Director of The Lunchbox Fund
  • Richard Guest, President of Tribal Worldwide
  • George Weiner, Founder and CEO of
  • Rajesh Anandan, SVP, Strategic Partnerships and UNICEF Ventures
  • Christine Montenegro McGrath, VP of External Affairs, Mondelēz International
  • Nancy Mahon, SVP of MAC Cosmetics and Global Executive Director of MAC AIDS Fund
  • Eric L. Sawyer, Civil Society Partnership Advisor of New York UNAIDS
  • Christine Church, Director of Marketing at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Howard Lenn, Group Creative Director of JWT New York
  • Colleen Kane, Development and Communications Director, NAMI-NYC Metro
  • Aria Finger, CEO of
  • Lee Peters, SVP, Strategic Marketing, Scholastic


Our advisory board:

Tom Szaky

Gerald Richards

Susan McPherson

Aria Finger

Heather Mason

Kirk Cheyfitz

Who Should Attend?

Changemakers Ad agency creatives Marketers Technologists PR pros Storytellers Innovators Planners Social scientists Non-profit leaders REGISTER NOW. Space is limited, so reserve now.


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