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Staffing Social Startups: Hiring and Firing for Social Enterprise

Getting a new organization started can be tough - how do you find the right people? How do you deal with payroll and benefits? How do you keep the people you want and get rid of the ones you don't? This event will help social enterprise organizations make those decisions, understand how and where to post jobs and find the right employees or volunteers, and how to avoid common mistakes in hiring.


Linda Paul is the former Director of Team Development of Meetup where she spent 6 years building the HR infrastructure and growing the team. Prior to that she spent 5 years as Sr. HR Manager at Scholastic, the children’s publishing and media company, where she supported many divisions including eScholastic, the internet group. In 2000, Linda received the Women of Achievement Award from the office of Mayor Giuliani for the work she did in successfully providing more than 50 women on welfare the opportunity to turn their lives around with jobs at Morgan Stanley. Linda recently left Meetup to consult and help other startups with their HR initiatives. She is also a Certified Stepfamily Coach, helping families navigate what she calls "the maze of step."

Georges Janin - Georges is an Account Executive at Dave Partners. During his tenure he has placed candidates across numerous NYC startups, from junior engineers to VP-level executives. He is an avid teacher of sales, and teaches The Art of the Cold Call, one of the most popular classes on cold calling in the country. He holds a BS in Economics from New York University.

Derek Blumke - Social Entrepreneur, Air Force Veteran and the Executive Vice President of Hire Purpose. Before joining Hire Purpose, Derek oversaw one of the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary’s “21st Century Transformation Initiatives”, the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership Initiative (VITAL Initiative). Prior to joining the VA, Derek co-founded the national student Veteran organization, Student Veterans of America (SVA). Derek served six year enlistment in the Air Force, and an additional six-years in the Michigan Air National Guard as a military photographer, while also earning his BA in Psychology and Political Science from The University of Michigan.

Dania Ramos is a Senior Human Capital Consultant with TriNet, focused on providing outsourced HR to small companies in New York. Dania has specialized in recruiting, hiring, and talent management for several years, and enjoys partnering with her clients in these strategic areas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College.

$5 in advance, $10 at the door

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very insightful and personable

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Nate! I paid to attend but unfortunately will no longer be able to make it this evening. Will there be any materials or presentations from the event made available after?

    February 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Understood. Will do my best to catch the next event. I hope everything goes swimmingly tonight!

      February 6, 2013

    • Nate H.

      Thanks! Sorry you can't make it though. Hope to see you at a future event!

      February 6, 2013

  • amy l.

    New standing Wed commitment

    December 20, 2012

  • Agatha


    December 20, 2012

  • Stephen T.

    Sounds interesting. my schedules open as of now. Will check back as the time gets closer.

    December 18, 2012

  • Yangbo D.

    While unfortunately no longer able to attend, I am more than happy to chat with those seeking to develop social HR, leveraging social media for hiring.

    December 17, 2012

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