Chicago Social Impact Discussion

Chicago Social Impact – Join the Discussion On Enhancing Social Impact in Chicago

Join local change makers for a discussion on the social innovation ecosystem in Chicago! We are inviting you, the social impact community, to discuss how to improve what resources exist today and what we can create together to be even more impactful in Chicago. 

We're looking for people dedicated to creating positive social impact through their business, nonprofit, and projects in industries like:

• Clean Tech and Renewable Energy
• Community Development
• Education
• Environmental Sustainability
• Local Food
• Impact Investment
• Public Health
• Technology and Services for Change
• Art and Media
• Human Rights
• International Development

(We are not limited to those groups, but you're starting to get the idea!)

There will be a panel of speakers with unique perspectives to help get the conversation started, but you will shape what we talk about with your questions and experiences. 

Joining us on the panel will be:

• Nancy Goldstein - Chief Strategist, Compass(x) Strategy 

 Brittany Martin Graunke - CEO & Founder, Zealous Good

• Patty Morrissey - Head of Social Innovation, Groupon

 Elizabeth Riley - Program Manager, Impact Engine

• Sandee Kastrul - President & Co-Founder, i.c.stars|*

There will be plenty of time for networking, and snacks and Finch’s Beer will be provided!

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  • nigel s.

    Hi Everyone, I am in Chicago for 3 weeks exploring while my girlfriend paints on a residency, and I would love to meet up with some or all.... I know the Impact Hub in Vienna there quite well, and London a bit.. kind regards, Nigel

    October 4

  • Mark B.

    Amazing discussion and interaction with a widely varied group of interesting people

    1 · March 28, 2014

    • nigel s.

      Hi Mark, I would love to meet up, I am visiting from Vienna for 3 weeks, and know the Impact Hub there quite well.. Nigel

      October 4

  • dr-cliff

    Was a great getogether! .. & with excellent intentions! .. Let's keep on keepin' on! Let me/us know how we can be of help. Also feel free to Like our fb pg on the SSV.

    April 11, 2014

  • Kathryn P.

    Loved this event and looking forward to the next one! Would love to personally connect with anyone interested in volunteer travel. Send me a note or check out!

    April 4, 2014

  • Lauren

    Great energy, group of people and discussion!

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Dan L.

    Wonderful event last night! Truly inspiring!

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Sharon H.

    Sorry to have missed this one. Working late. See you all at the next.

    March 27, 2014

  • Tom W.

    Hoping to find others looking into establishing an "Impact Hub" in Chicago. An Innovators group recently started in Edgewater and is very interested in moving forward with the concept.

    March 26, 2014

  • Jason H.

    I wish I can go but I already have a previous engagement.

    March 22, 2014

  • Lenore W.

    Sounds interesting. I'm also looking forward to learning more.

    March 19, 2014

  • Dave D.

    Looking forward to learning more about the group.

    March 13, 2014

  • Perrin F.

    I will be there

    March 6, 2014

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