Social Capital is a content-rich, invitation-only conference bringing together senior leaders from nonprofits, corporations and foundations for a candid exchange on growing sustainable impact.


With participation limited to a select group of organizations of similar scale and scope, Social Capital provides an opportunity for like-minded peers to network and to gain more insight into the most relevant topics in the industry from the proven leaders. Extraordinary speakers who are co-creating today’s most innovative solutions will share their insights on what is new and next — from cause marketing to multifaceted partnerships and employee and consumer engagement.



Tuesday, February 26
Social Capital Community Reception
5:30 - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 27

Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Social Capital Insights: 10 Years. 10 Insights.
Insights on what have been and will be the greatest drivers of social impact.
Paula Berezin, Co-Founder & CEO, Social Capital

Partner Forum: Category Breakers
Revelations from category leaders and category breakers on what works, what hasn’t, and what’s next.
Allison Tummon Kamphuis, Global Program Leader, Gender Equality and Children’s Safe Drinking, Procter & Gamble
Irene Baker, Executive Director for Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase
Kim Rubey, Head of Social Impact & Philanthropy, Airbnb

Partnership Conversation: Leveraging Moments and Milestones Together
Save the Children’s Centennial Campaign partners share their experience working together to develop and execute unique partnerships, engage diverse stakeholders locally and globally, and achieve greater outcomes.
Dana Langham, Vice President of Global Corporate Partnerships, Save the Children
PJ Lewis, Senior Director of Global Marketing, Mattel
Rebecca Leonard, Associate Vice President and Social Impact Strategy Director, TJX
Susan Can, Senior Director of Corporate Equity and Partnerships, Johnson & Johnson

Partnership Conversation: Next Generation Partnerships
Mainstream corporations share their stories of partnership evolution with new age organizations.
Mike Goss, General Manager of Social Innovation, Toyota Motor North America, and President, Toyota USA Foundation
Zack Rosenburg, CEO, SBP
Kabir Kumar, Senior Director, Community, Walmart Giving
Javier Alberto Soto, President & CEO, The Miami Foundation

Cause Keynote
Mobilizing the next generation for social movements.
Aria Finger, CEO and Chief Old Person,

Culture Change Forum: Music, Comedy and Celebrity World Changers
How culture can unite a divided and divisive world.
Kerry Steib, Director of Social Impact, Spotify
Kelly Leonard, Executive Director of Insights and Applied Improvisation, The Second City and Second City Works
Rachel Martin, Deputy Executive Director, Born This Way Foundation

Partner Keynote
UpLyfting corporate activism
How Lyft brings its super powers to partnerships. What it means to be an activist, a good partner and to stand up for your values.
Michael Masserman, Head of Global Policy & Strategy, Lyft

Social Capital Community Leader Insights
Top industry leaders share their predictions for the future.
Alice Shobe, Director, Amazon in the Community, Amazon
Melinda Arons, Senior Vice President, Participant Media
Nick Turner, President, Vera Institute of Justice

Movement Leaders: Revolution and Evolution
Stories from the front line on how to spark change, fuel the flames, and navigate from the ground up.
Jonathan Ryan, Executive Director, RAICES
Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

4:30 – 8:00 PM
Cocktails and Dinner Reception
Social Capital Hero Award

Thursday, February 28
Masters Session for Nonprofits
7:30 – 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Masters Session for Nonprofits


Social Capital Truth Forum
Social Capital chief strategists share the ten truths on what nonprofit leaders will require to drive greater social impact in the years ahead.
Paula Berezin, Co-Founder and CEO, Social Capital
Holley Darden, Chief Strategist, Social Capital
Leah Ray, Chief Strategist, Social Capital
Allison Canavan, Senior Strategist, Social Capital

Message Masters
Top “message makers” and channel experts share how they better understand their audiences, collaborate to tell the same story, and balance uniqueness, bravery and risk to attract new audiences.
Michael Burlingame, Vice President of Marketing, International Rescue Committee
Amy Starnes, Director of Digital Engagement, Best Friends Animal Society
Lanae Spruce, Manager of Social Media and Digital Engagement, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Marilyn Jackson, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, United Way of Metro Chicago

Brand Master Conversation
Insights and advice from an iconic brand leader on transforming your position in an increasingly complex business creative and cultural climate.
Peter Lichtenthal, former Global Brand President, Estée Lauder Companies; Nonprofit Board Leader & CEO Advisor, My Next Season
Facilitated by Holley Darden, Social Capital

CEO Masters
Drawing from success and failure to build transformational organizations and partnerships.
Facilitated by Jim Gibbons, former President and CEO, Goodwill Industries International
Dan Cardinali, President and CEO Independent Sector
Kathy Calvin, President & CEO, United Nations Foundation
Stacey Stewart, President, March of Dimes

Leadership Conversation
Building authentic relationships and trust for greater social power: Practical advice from one of the most beloved leaders in the corporate and nonprofit sector.
John Thiel, former Vice Chairman, Bank of America; Nonprofit Board Leader & CEO Advisor, My Next Season

SC2 Breakthrough Partnership Masters Exchange
An interactive session from the world-renowned Second City Works on building and refining critical collaboration skills that can “future-proof” organizations by making them more adaptable to change. This session will also feature Social Capital community partnership experts who will share their experiences, lessons learned, and perspectives on the future of partnerships.
Andy Eninger, Playwright, Actor, Consumer Insights Program Designer, The Second City Works
Tamara Nolte, Senior Facilitator, The Second City Works
Howard Byck, Senior Vice President of Corporate Alliances & Solutions, American Cancer Society
Clark Sweat, Chief Revenue Officer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Jill Bramble, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, National 4-H Council
Nancy Curby, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Feeding America
Facilitated by Leah Ray, Social Capital

*The conference schedule reflects current speaker commitments and all efforts are made to maintain the schedule as published. However, if any extenuating circumstances require speaker changes, the schedule will be updated as soon as possible.


Registration for Social Capital 2019 is open.

Social Capital 2019 registration is by invitation-only. To request an invitation, please contact Carey Hollensteiner at 301.325.9311 or