Lindsay Firestone Gruber

President & CEO, Taproot Foundation
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Our mission is to reinvent how public, private, and social interests engage to solve global challenges.
Chris Jarvis

Executive Director, RW Institute

Chris Jarvis is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Realized Worth, a global agency focused on the design and implementation of employee-led volunteering and giving programs. His work with Fortune 500 companies around the world is helping to mobilize hundreds of thousands of employees to make meaningful contributions in the communities where they live and work. Widely known for his thought-leadership in employee volunteering, workplace giving and corporate social responsibility, in 2011, Chris was asked by the United Nations Office of Partnerships to design and launch the first private sector led initiative to achieve the post-millennial Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteering. Chris now volunteers on the board of IMPACT 2030, the only business-led effort designed to unite companies in their corporate volunteering efforts to address the United Nations’ Development Agenda. Chris also offers Impact Coaching to CEOs and executive leaders around the world. In 2015, Chris and his partner, Angela Parker, launched the RW Institute (RWI), a think tank focused on advancing the practice and theory of corporate volunteering through innovative projects, research, analysis and public policy change. RWI is comprised of an association of stakeholders who are committed to removing existing barriers and promoting the practice and theory of corporate volunteering on a global scale. The goal is to help practitioners be more successful – whether they are clients, engaged formally or not. Chris believes the work these people do as part of corporate citizenship is critical to addressing the social and environmental issues facing our global society. When not traveling, Chris spends time with his kids in his home base of Indianapolis, Indiana. He enjoys a good scotch and unwinding to an epic storyline.
Danielle Holly

CEO, Common Impact

I've been in the corporate social responsibility and nonprofit capacity building space for most of my career, and am privileged to run Common Impact, building skilled volunteer programs for companies and their social change partners. I'm on a few nonprofit boards, Women in Innovation and Fan4Kids, and I'm a writer for Nonprofit Quarterly and a podcast host of Pro Bono Perspectives. Community engagement geek all around!
Common Impact is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works to build a society in which individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening the local communities in which we live and work. We connect corporate employees to nonprofit organizations with proven models to tackle the greatest challenges our communities face.
Taproot Foundation, a U.S. based nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access—through pro bono service—to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot’s skilled volunteers have served over 8,400 social change organizations providing more than 1.8 million hours of service worth over $210 million in value. Taproot has offices in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and co-founded a network of global pro bono providers in over 30 countries around the world.  www.taprootfoundation.org @taprootfound.