The CEO of Warby Parker believes that the unique, immersive experience offered by Social Entrepreneur Corps is key to career success. Now that’s a statement that grabs your attention, and tonight, you’ll learn what makes that experience so special. From Greg Van Kirk, Ashoka Fellow, Executive Director of Community Empowerment Solutions, the Skoll Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, and the co-founder and President of the aforementioned Social Entrepreneur Corps.
An arena where there is huge demand but a very limited supply of talent is finding experts who have the skill and know-how to scale an organization. For those companies who have social good embedded at their core, this inability to scale can be a missed opportunity to help improve the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. But there’s a young nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley that has taken up this challenge. It’s called Rippleworks, and it’s a great pleasure to have with us their co-founder and CEO, Doug Galen. Good evening, Doug, and welcome to The Business of Giving.