The theme of Social Capital 2017 is Unite: to solve the world’s most complex problems, nonprofits, corporations and foundations join forces for a common purpose and unified actions. #UniteSC2017


Social Capital 2017 is a content-rich, invitation-only conference bringing together top nonprofit, corporate and foundation stakeholders for a candid exchange on growing sustainable impact. Industry leaders who are co-creating today’s most innovative solutions will share their insights on what is new and next in strategic philanthropy--from cause marketing to multifaceted partnerships and employee and consumer engagement. With participation limited to a select group of organizations of similar scale and scope, Social Capital 2017 will provide 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.



Tuesday, February 28
Registration Networking Reception
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 1
Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 AM

Conference Session
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Session Topics & Speakers

Social Capital Insights: Unite
Paula Berezin unveils the latest trends from Social Capital’s perspective in working with the top causes and partners in the industry.
Paula Berezin, CEO & Chief Strategist,
Social Capital

CEO Interview:
Unite for a Better Us

Paula Berezin and Kevin Washington discuss how the YMCA unites its social enterprise model with its community mission to close the gap for kids, families and communities in need.
Kevin Washington, President & CEO,
YMCA of the USA

Paula Berezin,
Social Capital

Cause Marketing Panel:
Changing Behavior & Mindsets

Leading cause marketers discuss the latest trends in changing behaviors and mindsets.
Ian Morrison, Senior Director, Media & External Affairs,
World Wildlife Fund

Erica Graham, Senior Vice President of Partnerships,
Movember Foundation

Carrie Hodges, Senior Director, Account Strategy & Stewardship,
Susan G. Komen

Facilitated by Holley Darden, Chief Strategist,
Social Capital

Purpose Keynote
From the workplace to the red carpet, Shannon Schuyler shares stories of what drives purpose and how purpose leaders are unifying stakeholders to make the greatest impact.
Shannon Schuyler, Principal, Chief Purpose Officer and Corporate Responsibility Leader, PwC and President,
PwC Charitable Foundation

Kid Power Partnership Panel:
Unite for Triple Bottom-Line Impact

U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Lucasfilm and Target, unite for a triple bottom-line impact. Learn their formula for getting kids active, saving lives and driving business.
Caryl Stern, President & CEO,
U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Andrea Nielsen, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility,

Kayleen Walters, Vice President, Franchise Marketing & Integrated Planning,

Facilitated by Holley Darden, Chief Strategist,
Social Capital

Conference Keynote:
Unite for Transformational Impact

Hear how businesses today are creating opportunities and impacting communities at the same time they serve customers and shareholders. Kathleen McLaughlin will share insights on how the world’s largest retailer is leveraging its resources, engaging associates, and using coordinated philanthropy to have transformational impact.
Kathleen McLaughlin,
Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer,

Wal-Mart Stores

Walmart Foundation

World Changers Interview:
Unite Business and Mission

Leaders in impact share their models for partnerships, from global to uber local, where the brand, business and employees unite.
Katie Loovis, Director of Corporate Responsibility,

Paula Berezin, CEO & Chief Strategist,
Social Capital

Due to last minute speaker schedule changes, the World Changers panel will be an interview with GSK

Alan Siegel Talk:
Strategic Nonsense

From the driving force behind the plain English movement, pillar of the brand establishment and provocative iconoclast Alan Siegel shares how to bring clarity and transformational impact to purpose-driven organizations.
Alan Siegel, President and CEO,

Leadership Roundtable
An exchange among top industry leaders sharing their takeaways from 2016 and insights leading into 2017.
Asha Curran, Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact,
92nd Street Y

Vicki Escarra, Global CEO,
Opportunity International

Carol Cone, President,

Gregory Castle, CEO & Co-founder,
Best Friends Animal Society

Bryan McCleary, Director, Global Communications,
Procter & Gamble

Wednesday, March 1
Cocktail Hour
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Social Capital Hero Award
and Networking Dinner Reception
5:30 - 8:00 PM

Thursday, March 2
Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 AM

Masters Session for Nonprofit Practitioners
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Session Topics & Speakers

Masters Session Facilitators: Paula Berezin & Holley Darden, Social Capital

CEO Masters: Impact Leaders
CEOs whose organizations are creating jobs, fighting hunger and working for the futures of at-risk youth will share their leadership strategies and how they unite their organizations around growing impact, talent and revenue.
Diana Aviv, CEO,
Feeding America

Jim Clark, President & CEO,
Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Jim Gibbons, President & CEO,
Goodwill Industries International

Development Masters
Front-line fundraisers reveal their insights for growing sustainable revenue and addressing the challenges and opportunities for integrating, targeting, engaging and growing donors.
Valerie Dorian, Senior Director, Development,
Best Friends Animal Society

Brian Cowart, Chief Development Officer,
DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

Corey Gordon, Chief Development & Stewardship Officer,
American Diabetes Association

Clark Sweat, Chief Revenue Officer,
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Marketing & Communications Masters
Front-line marketers share their experiences in building brand relevance, integrating communications and fundraising, and prioritizing audiences, messages and actions.
Paul Allvin, Senior Vice President of Brand Advancement,

Jennifer Roberti, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications,
U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Bridgett Lowell, Chief Communications Officer and Vice President for Strategic Communications and Outreach,
Urban Institute

Partnership Masters
Partnership veterans give insights on the evolution of their partnerships – including new roles, valuation methodology and unifying strategies that are maximizing impact.
Jay Aldous, Director, Private Sector Partnerships,
World Food Programme

Laura Goodman, Chief Development Officer,
Be The Change

Dana Langham, Chief Global Corporate Partnerships,
Save the Children

CEO Leaders: Servant Leaders
Leading with influence and building trust with chapters, volunteers and influencers are mission-critical. Learn from the best of today’s leaders, who draw from current experiences in member hospitals, collegiate and alumnae chapters and global affiliates.
John Lauck, President and CEO,
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Karen White, CEO,
Tri Delta

Mary Davis, CEO,
Special Olympics International


February 27 – March 1, 2018

Social Capital 2018 is a content-rich, invitation-only conference bringing together the brightest nonprofit and corporate minds for a candid exchange on growing strategic partnerships.

To request an invitation, please contact Carey Hollensteiner at or 301-325-9311.