Agenda

The official agenda for the 2024 Social Impact World Forum is coming soon.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Check In and Badge Pickup

Yennie Solheim

How a One Person Team Can Influence Positive Change: Strategies for Success

Yennie Solheim, Director of Social Impact, Niantic

In today’s environment, it’s not uncommon for a corporate entity to have a very small social impact team. Some might have just one full time employee. But how do very small teams make an impact when their resources are reduced and the company is solely focused on the bottom line? Hear from a team of one – Yennie Solheim, Director of Social Impact at Niantic – who will share the strategies she uses to amplify her impact, rally employees, and connect her work to a successful for-profit organization.

Nisha Kadaba

Creating Value: The Intersection of Business and Social Impact

Nisha Kadaba, Sr. Manager, Global Social Impact, PagerDuty

PagerDuty is at the forefront of purpose-driven companies applying a social impact lens to create business resilience and meet diverse stakeholder needs. Learn how PagerDuty.org designs strategies and programs that mobilize technology, people, funding, and voice to deliver value to impact organizations and communities, while also driving key business objectives.

Megan Trotter
Kelly Orleans

The Business of Doing Good: Building an Impact Strategy That Supports Your Company’s Goals

Megan Trotter, Head of Social Impact, Zendesk
Kelly Orleans, Director of Social Impact, Zendesk

Gone are the days where social impact stands alone. For true success, it must weave into and propel business goals. Join this workshop to hear from members of Zendesk’s social impact team, who will share their journey and strategies for creating and enacting impact initiatives that resonate with your company’s goals. This session offers not just insights but also practical guidance for merging social responsibility with your business mission, reinforcing the idea that the two can—and should—go hand in hand for meaningful success.

Kavell Brown

Empowering Change: How Corporations Can Fund Grassroot and Social Justice Organizations Through Participatory Methods

Kavell Brown, Partnerships Manager, Social Impact, LinkedIn

Explore the transformative approach of participatory funding for social justice and grassroots organizations within budgetary constraints. This session will highlight how to maximize impact through community-driven resource allocation and the future of inclusive corporate support. Engage with us to learn how strategic funding can sustainably empower communities.

Jake Wood

Are DAFs the Future of Employee Giving?

Jake Wood , Founder and CEO, Groundswell

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) have been gaining popularity as a strategic tool for charitable giving, offering flexibility and tax benefits for mostly high-net-worth donors. In this session, we will explore the potential that making DAFs employer-sponsored, like a 401(k) or HSA, has to revolutionize employee giving programs. We will discuss how DAFs can empower employees to amplify their impact, streamline giving processes for employers, and enhance corporate social responsibility participation.

Hannah Erickson

Scaling Impact: Strategic Planning on a Budget

Hannah Erickson , Sustainability and Impact Lead, Upwork

It’s time to build your operating plan for next year and your budget has been cut or is staying flat. What programs can you advance? Can you set new goals and targets? And what do you want to be held accountable for? This session will dig into these questions and provide specific strategies for making progress on a budget without burning yourself out.

Roxana Shirkhoda

Navigating Common and Unexpected Corporate Social Impact Challenges

Roxana Shirkhoda , Giving Lead, Google.org

The narrative within corporate giving and social impact is ever-evolving. One day you are encouraged to fund racial justice organizations and the next day your team/budget is cut in half. Join this session to learn strategies for navigating weekly requests to support charity golf events, routine pressure to deliver impact metrics with grantees, and never ending sector wide layoffs.

Jon Perri
Christine Tringale

Data-Driven Strategies for Mobilizing Employee Impact

Jonathan Perri , Senior Manager, Global Social Impact, Ripple
Christine Tringale , VP, Enterprise Implementation and Data Strategy, Deed

As impact leaders know, there is no one-size fits all solution for increasing and retaining participation in your employee volunteering and giving programs — especially for global companies. That said, with the right measurements, tactics and partners, you can create and leverage a data-driven strategy that inspires your employees to give back year round. In this session, learn best practices from leaders of award-winning employee impact programs, including how you can incorporate digital fundraising and advocacy tactics into your employee impact program.

Victor Cordon

Beyond the Check: Driving Full-Spectrum Social Impact

Victor Cordon , Director of Social Impact, Okta

Companies have a unique opportunity (and responsibility) to bring resources to bear to support nonprofits, beyond funding. Activating employees, fostering community and collaboration across partners, and unlocking additional resources are just a few ways we can help grantees advance their work. When this approach is rooted in grantee needs, we effectively build trust-based relationships that can drive even greater impact. This session will share Okta’s process to develop a capacity strengthening program, in alignment with business and social impact priorities and in service of grantee needs. Attendees will walk away with practical recommendations on how to effectively embed beyond the check support for their grantees.

Virginie Vast

Session Title Coming Soon

Virginie Vast, Global Head of CSR, Social Impact and Environment - Amazon Global Procurement Organization, Amazon

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

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