Archive for August, 2011

Chip Conley

Posted by | August 29, 2011 | C, Speakers | 0 Comments

Chip is the founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre, California’s largest boutique hotel company consisting of over 40 award-winning hotels, spas and restaurants. Chip and his company’s time-tested techniques and transformational leadership practices have been featured in Fast Company, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal. A best-selling author, Chip illustrates the theory that transformed his business and shares his unique prescription for success (even in turbulent times) in PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow. Honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the “Most Innovative CEO” in the Bay Area, Chip is the founder of San Francisco’s annual Celebrity Pool Toss fundraiser, which has raised more than $4 million for families in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

Cindy Gallop

Posted by | August 29, 2011 | G, Speakers | 0 Comments

Cindy’s background is brandbuilding, marketing and advertising – she started the US office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year. She is the founder and CEO of, a radically simple web platform designed to help change the world one microaction at a time, which launched at TED 2010, and of, launched at TED 2009. She acts as board advisor to a number of tech startups and consults, describing her consultancy approach as, “I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.”

Mining ideas for change in Charlotte, NC

Posted by | August 29, 2011 | Blog | 0 Comments

Image courtesy of Crossroads Charlotte

I was recently fortunate enough to visit Charlotte, North Carolina to catch up with some of the great work being done by organizations and individuals on a local level in the  Queen City.

Charlotte is visibly ascendent and diverse, and has long been supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as aresident city. Susan Paterson, Program Director of the Knight community in Charlotte, was gracious enough to introduce me to a number of visionary people and projects in the area, and so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to shed some light on their work and express my appreciation for their hospitality!

We have joined Causecast!

Posted by | August 10, 2011 | Announcements | 0 Comments

We recently joined Causecast, and thought to take the opportunity to recommend the offer to other nonprofits!

Their services provide organizations with increased visibility through access to their cause marketing campaigns, greater convenience with their online tools and expanded knowledge for all staff via their resource library…all for free.

We have moved into the Hub!

Posted by | August 5, 2011 | Blog | 0 Comments

We recently moved into the Hub Bay Area in San Francisco’s SoMa district, and are really excited to share a space with so many exciting people :)