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Social Good-Non-Profit [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 27
 

8:30am EDT

Oxfam America
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Turning the Humanitarian System on its Head



At NewCo Boston, festival goers will visit Oxfam America's headquarters near the North End and learn about our truly innovative work where we imagine a world free of poverty. The session will include a fast tour of office and the teams who make this work possible. Following, there will be a thought provoking presentation by Carlos Mejia and Nahuel Arenas who have decades of combined experience working in disaster areas including South Sudan, Chad, Columbia, and Yemen. They will address how the currently overstretched and underfunded humanitarian system must be rethought in order to meet new global realities. With images and video from the field as well as an interactive Q&A, festival goers will come away inspired and motivated to help change the world. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Watch a short video from Oxfam here

Presenters
avatar for Nahuel Arenas

Nahuel Arenas

Humanitarian Response Department Director, Oxfam America
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Jim Daniell

Chief Operating Officer, Oxfam America
COO, Oxfam America
avatar for Carlos E. Mejía

Carlos E. Mejía

Humanitarian Change Goal Manager, Oxfam America

Host Companies
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Oxfam America

Oxfam America
Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Oxfam America

10:30am EDT

Design that Matters
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: How Can a Small Team on a Shoestring Budget Save a Million Lives?

*Note to attendees: This session is being held in Salem, MA.* 

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Design that Matters, a Salem nonprofit and an international leader in social impact design. Learn how we design award-winning medical devices that are saving countless newborn lives in the developing world, using human-centered design, rapid prototyping and an open collaboration with hundreds of students and professional volunteers. DtM's CEO Timothy Prestero will lead a discussion on how to apply those same resources and processes to your own product challenges. We will invite you to critique two new products in development, and in exchange we'll bang out a custom t-shirt for you on the spot!

Special Message to Attendees:
We recommend parking in the Museum Place covered garage:
1 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA 01970
Right next to the Peabody Essex Museum. 

Presenters
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Timothy Prestero

CEO, Design that Matters

Host Companies
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Design that Matters

Design that Matters
Design that Matters (DtM) collaborates with leading social entrepreneurs and hundreds of volunteers to solve problems in global health for the poor in developing countries.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Design that Matters

10:30am EDT

Resilient Coders
Limited Capacity seats available

DIRECTIONS TO ATTENDEES: THE EVENT IS BEING HELD ON THE 5TH FLOOR.

Session Title: How you (yes you!) can help solve tech's diversity crisis. Really.


This NewCo session will have a discussion around tech's diversity crisis.

Presenters
avatar for David Delmar

David Delmar

Executive Director, Resilient Coders

Host Companies
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Resilient Coders

Resilient Coders
Resilient Coders teaches young people from traditionally underserved communities the fundamentals of web development, as a way of aligning them with a lucrative and meaningful career path. We then employ our higher performers through a web development shop called Resilient Lab, building... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Resilient Coders

4:30pm EDT

GreenLight Fund
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The GreenLight Fund: A VC for the Nonprofit Sector

The GreenLight Fund has been catalyzing community change for low-income children, youth and families in urban areas for over a decade. John Simon, a prominent venture capitalist and entrepreneur, and Margaret Hall, a nonprofit executive with deep knowledge of effectiveness and capacity, joined forces when they saw that despite Boston’s growth in both wealth and the nonprofit sector, persistent challenges and service gaps remained. Low-income children and families were falling through the cracks. They saw for-profit entrepreneurs scale innovations quickly while social entrepreneurs struggled to scale impact-driven models beyond one or two communities. These innovative programs with significant, proven results were often unable to replicate in new cities where they faced a crowded, competitive space and lacked knowledge of the local landscape. What they needed was an on the ground partner -- an “escort” who knew the local community and could help forge a path toward success.

In response, Margaret and John created the GreenLight Fund to provide an important piece of infrastructure that was missing in Boston and other urban areas. To date, we've imported 9 high-performing, innovative and effective nonprofit programs into Boston. We help our investors navigate their philanthropy giving by identifying the best of the best organizations to invest in.

At this session you will get an inside look into venture philanthropy. You'll learn about our localize approach and meet the social entrepreneurs from our current portfolio. Attendees will also get an early glimpse of what is to come with our next Boston investment before it's announced to the public.

Presenters
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Kate Barrett

Associate Director of National Portfolio, GreenLight Fund

Host Companies
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GreenLight Fund

GreenLight Fund


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
GreenLight Fund