2018 Cause Conference

SPEAKER LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

The agenda and lineup of speakers, workshop facilitators, and panelists is now available including:

  • PATRICK COMBS, Interactive Keynote, Awakened Leadership: Doing Good Business by Doing Good
  • MALIN BURNHAM, CEO, The Burnham Foundation; Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield San Diego
  • HAL DUNNING, President & COO, Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • NANCY JAMISON, Executive Director, San Diego Grantmakers
  • NELS JENSEN, Editor in Chief, San Diego Business Journal
  • ANNE MARBARGER, Executive Director, Padres Pedal the Cause
  • And many more.  SEE THEM ALL! >

GET CONNECTED

Get ready to collaborate with San Diego’s purpose-driven community representing leaders across the business, nonprofit, investors, government, and education sectors. The 20th annual Cause Conference is set for Friday, October 12th at the beautifully renovated Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley.  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! >

POWER IN PURPOSE

This year’s theme of Power in Purpose: Advancing the New World of Cause + Commerce” involves co-creating the Cause Conference curriculum, activities, and speaker lineup with our Content Partners representing some of the region’s most influential, cross-sector groups like Chamber of Purpose, Mission Edge, Conscious Capitalism SDSocial Venture Partners SD, National University, Business for Good SDSD Grantmakers, and many more. Together, we’re collaborating to develop a comprehensive, applied, and highly relevant program for all organization types—no matter where they are in their purpose journey.

Overall, the goal is to challenge the misconception that each sector’s challenges and opportunities are unique and that we can’t learn from or collaborate with cross-sector organizations (business, nonprofit, funders, government, education) to establish high-value partnerships and innovations that elevate the community—and drive profits.

Find new inspiration, connections, strategies, tools, and “next” practices to impact our communities and advance purpose in your organizations.

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GET INVOLVED

There are many ways to join the movement! Help us shape and impact the West Coast’s largest purpose-driven event for cross-sector professionals.

  • VOLUNTEER: Join this brilliant, supportive team of purpose-minded people.  SEE VOLUNTEER OPENINGS >
  • SPONSOR: Explore high-value benefits and attendee-engagement opportunities.  EMAIL US >

AN AGENDA TO SPARK COLLABORATION

This year, we’re challenging the misconception that cross-sector organizations have unique operational and leadership challenges. So this year, say goodbye to sector-specific tracts and hello to a strategically applied agenda. Learn and collaborate in the breakout sessions thanks to a mix of educational curriculum, problem-solving workshops, and other high-value collaboration activities.

Thank you to our Content Partners who are co-creating this year’s program of diverse group of cross-sector leaders.

Thursday, 10/11: #CauseSD Kickoff Mixer

Complimentary admission with Cause Conference ticket. Mixer lineup to come!

Friday, 10/12: Cause Conference

Time Session Speaker / Panelist / Facilitator Room
7:30 –
8:30 a.m.
Registration + Connection Development
Breakfast Served
Ballroom +
Exhibitor Hub
8:30 –
10:00 a.m.
A Call for Vision
Welcoming Announcements
Neville Billimoria, SVP Membership & Chief Advocacy Officer, Mission Federal Credit Union
Eric Kaufmann, President & Founder, Sagatica
Ballroom
Awakened Leadership: Doing Good Business by Doing Good
Morning Keynote
Patrick Combs, Inspiring Keynote Speaker, Comedic Theatre Performer & Author
Challenge: The New World of Cause + Commerce Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Chancellor & CEO, National University System
10:00 –
10:30 a.m.
Connection + Partnership Development Break
Meet the People and Exhibitors Advancing Cause + Commerce
Exhibitor Hub (Ballroom)
10:30 –
11:30 a.m.

1st
ROUND OF
BREAKOUTS

Integrated & OTT Marketing
Panel-Based Coaching – Co-hosted by AMA San Diego
Bobby Buchanan, President & Creative Director, Buchanan Brand + Design
Carli Smith, Sr. Director of Social Media, Rescue Agency
Shelley Callahan, Director Marketing Pharmacy Solutions, Mitchell International
Peter Jones, Sr. Director Digital Revenue, TEGNA Broadcast Media & Marketing (moderator)
Royal
Palm 1
Love @ Work
Panel-Based Coaching
Michael Antonorsi, Chief Joy Activator, Chuao Chocolatier
Moshe Engelberg, Founder & CEO, ResearchWorks
Mariette Fourmeaux, Founder & Executive DIrector, Brilliance Inside
Alexis Dixon, Owner, Mediation Solutions International
Royal Palm 2
Conscious Capitalism Advances the New World of Cause + Commerce: The Four Tenets
Speaker-Based Coaching – Co-hosted by Conscious Capitalism San Diego
Daniel Friedland, MD, Founder & CEO, SuperSmartHealth; Author, Leading Well from Within Royal
Palm 3
Focus on the Relationship. Grow Your Cause!
Interactive Workshop – Co-hosted by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University
Katie Adams Farrell, Adjunct Professor, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University; Founder, Principal & CEO, Kerredyn Collaborative; Founder & President, KAF Catalyst Royal
Palm 4
How Local Business Can Solve Big Problems
Interactive Workshop – Co-hosted by Business for Good San Diego
Karim Bouris, Executive Director, Business for Good San Diego; Founder & CEO, Blues Scale Group
Jamie Hampton, CEO, Mixte Communications
Dennis Stein, Franchise Owner, The UPS Store
Royal
Palm 5
Finding Alignment with YOUR Cause as a Corporate Citizen: Unlocking the Power from Within to Create Good in the World
Interactive Workshop
Aaron Kahlow, Founder & Chief Facilitator, Conscious Circles
Alexis Pokorny, Founder & Mindfulness Industry Analyst, Open Deltas; former Regional Manager, Financial Services, Cisco
Royal
Palm 6
11:30 –
11:40 a.m.
Passing ~
11:40 a.m. –
12:10 p.m.
Nourishment
• Lunch Served: Featuring a Hearty Course of Relationship Development
• Championing: Parker Pike Nonprofit Marketing Scholarship Award Ceremony
Ballroom
12:10 –
1:00 p.m.
4 Generations of Purpose-Driven Leadership: Business’ Role in Elevating the Community
Plenary Panel
Malin Burnham, CEO, The Burnham Foundation; Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield San Diego
Linde Hotchkiss, Managing Partner, Wilson Towers Watson
Ryan Sisson, CEO, Moniker Group
• TBA Panelist
Larry Kesslin, Chief Connector, Corporate Alliance (moderator)
1:00 –
1:15 p.m.
Chamber of Purpose: Connect. Coach. Champion.
Announcement
Neville Billimoria, SVP Membership & Chief Advocacy Officer, Mission Federal Credit Union
Eric Kaufmann, President & Founder, Sagatica
1:15 –
1:45 p.m.
Connection + Partnership Development Break
Meet the People and Exhibitors Advancing Cause + Commerce
Exhibitor
Hub (Ballroom)
1:45 –
2:45 p.m.

2nd
ROUND OF
BREAKOUTS

The Ever-Changing Media Landscape: What’s New in the World of TV, Radio and Digital and How These Mediums Can Highlight Your Cause
Panel-Based Coaching
Noreen Ippolito, Regional Sr. VP of Sales, iHeart Media
Alberto Mier y Terán, President & General Manager, KFMB Stations (CBS 8, CW San Diego, KFM-BFM 100.7, AM 760)
Jeff Lincoln, CEO, Ignite Visibility
Jeff Fisher, Managing Partner, LMA Marketing + Advertising (moderator)
Royal
Palm 1
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Supporting Nonprofits
Panel-Based Coaching – Co-hosted by Social Venture Partners San Diego
• TBA panelist
• TBA panelist
• TBA panelist
Sierra Visher Krosha, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners San Diego (moderator)
Royal
Palm 2
Alternative Funding Strategies + Solutions
Speaker-Based Coaching
Heather Burke, Director Investor Relations, Mission Driven Finance Royal
Palm 3
Lessons from the CEO: Finding Alignment with Your Cause As a Corporate Citizen
Interactive Workshop
Hal Dunning, Marsh & McLennan Agency
Brad Lee, President, BREG, Inc.
Royal
Palm 4
Tools for Transforming Your Organization: Conscious Capitalism Activator
Interactive Workshop – Co-hosted by Conscious Capitalism San Diego
DJ King, Culture Queen, King & Company; Past President, Conscious Capitalism San Diego
Jenn Perell, Conscious Consultant, Live Weal
Royal
Palm 5
Leadership & Planning on Purpose
Interactive Workshop
Mark Koehler, President, Lead with Purpose, Inc. Royal
Palm 6
2:45 –
3:15 p.m.
Connection + Partnership Development Break:
Meet the People and Exhibitors Advancing Cause + Commerce
Exhibitor Hub (Ballroom)
3:15 –
4:15 p.m.

3rd
ROUND OF
BREAKOUTS

Maximizing Exposure for Your Organization
Panel-Based Coaching
Jim Floros, President & CEO, Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Jill McMonaco, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Kids for Peace
• TBA panelist
Nels Jensen, Editor in Chief, San Diego Business Journal (moderator)
Royal
Palm 1
Social Enterprise: Using For-Profit and Non-Profit Business as a Force for Good to Drive Revenue and Elevate Society
Panel-Based Coaching – Co-hosted by Mission Edge
Elenore “Nelli” Garton, PhD, Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer, TableCloth.io
Rachel McKinney, Founder, Branch Out Market
Chuck Samuelson, Founder & President, Kitchens for Good
Ken Davenport, CEO, Mission Edge (moderator)
Royal
Palm 2
Title TBA soon!
Speaker-Based Coaching
Anne Marbarger, Executive Director, Padres Pedal the Cause Royal
Palm 3
Lessons Learned: How Philanthropic Giving Can Have Better Impacts
Interactive Workshop – Co-hosted by San Diego Grantmakers
Nancy Jamison, Executive Director, San Diego Grantmakers Royal
Palm 4
Purpose in Action
Interactive Workshop (“Un-conference”) – Co-hosted by Chamber of Purpose
Neville Billimoria, SVP Membership & Chief Advocacy Officer, Mission Federal Credit Union
Eric Kaufmann, President & Founder, Sagatica
Larry Kesslin, Chief Connector, Corporate Alliance
Royal
Palm 5
Conscious Capitalism in Practice: How leading Companies in San Diego Are Advancing Cause + Commerce
Interactive Workshop – Co-hosted by Conscious Capitalism San Diego
Malcom Avner, Coach, Malcom Avner Business Coaching
Ken Ruggiero, Chairman & CEO, Goal Structured Solutions
Royal
Palm 6
4:15 –
4:25 p.m.
Passing ~
4:25 –
5:00 p.m.
The Cause Continues…
Mini-Keynote
Keynote TBA Ballroom
A Call for Action:
Closing Announcements + Gratitude
Neville Billimoria, SVP Membership & Chief Advocacy Officer, Mission Federal Credit Union
Eric Kaufmann, President & Founder, Sagatica
Larry Kesslin, Chief Connector, Corporate Alliance
5:00 –
6:00 p.m.
Connections + Cocktails
Happy Hour Reception with Appetizers Served
Exhibitor Hub (Ballroom)


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Although we don’t anticipate any major changes, program and speakers are subject to substitutions.

KEYNOTE

PATRICK COMBS

Inspiring Keynote Speaker, Comedic Theatre Performer, Author

Keynote Title: Awakened Leadership: Doing Good Business by Doing Good

Patrick Combs is a renowned business keynote speaker. He has shared his stories and strategies with millions of people around the globe for 25 years. Through his acclaimed keynote speeches for exceptional companies, he’s a thought leader on passion, possibility, and heart-based business. He’s spoken for almost 2,000 organizations, and applied his talents everywhere from talks at Hilton, Google, and Stanford, performances at the HBO comedy festival, to helping build a school in Kenya and to coaching prisoners at the Donovan Correctional Institute.

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PLENARY PANELISTS

Malin Burnham

CEO, The Burnham Foundation; Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield San Diego

Bio coming soon.

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Linde Hotchkiss

Managing Partner, Willis Towers Watson

Bio coming soon.

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Larry Kesslin

Chief Connector, Corporate Alliance

Larry Kesslin is an entrepreneur, business development expert, speaker and author who published his 3rd book titled “Success Redefined” in late 2015. Larry spent the first 6 months of 2015 traveling the world with his wife and two teenage children. On his global journey he visited 12 countries, 25 different Rotary Clubs, was the keynote speaker at the Rotary District Governors

Conference in Istanbul and met some of the most amazing people around the globe.

Since his return Larry has continued his life of service helping people live the life they were meant to live vs the ones they were taught to live. Larry believes that we were all put here for a specific reason and our purpose is to find out what that reason is. Larry is focused on helping people define success based on the depth of their relationships rather than the breadth of their bank accounts.

His newest company, 5 Dots, is a business development strategy firm that helps companies and individuals understand the key components of business development. For some companies he provides coaching services and for a few select startups he will take on the role directly. Larry lives in Carlsbad with his wife and two children.

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Ryan Sisson

CEO, Moniker Group

Bio coming soon.

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SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Katie Adams Farrell

President, National Association of Women Business Owners, Orange County; Founder, Principal & CEO, Kerredyn Collaborative; Founder & President, KAF Catalyst; Adjunct Professor, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and National University

Bio coming soon.

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David Andrews

President, National University

Bio coming soon.

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Michael Antonorsi

Chief Joy Activator, Chuao Chocolatier

Chef Michael Antonorsi’s mission is to share joy with the world through deliciously engaging chocolate experiences. He and his brother opened their first chocolate café in Encinitas, CA., in 2002 and named it Chuao as a nod to the legendary cacao-growing region, reflecting their heritage and commitment to Fair Trade Certified cacao and premium ingredients. Michael has earned many awards, one of which was being named a 2016 Top 10 Chocolatier in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine.

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Malcom Avner

Business, Leadership and Life Coach, Malcom Avner Business Coaching

Malcolm Avner guides restless, evolving and inspired business leaders to make their work more meaningful, enjoyable and effective. In the process of coaching over 300 business owners / senior leaders, he developed the AWARE Business System™, a means to transform lives, build businesses, and facilitate the emergence of a conscious organization. Malcolm is an insatiable student of human nature and impassioned Founder of Conscious Capitalism San Diego.

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Karim Bouris

Executive Director, Business for Good San Diego

Bio coming soon.

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Bobby Buchanan

President & Creative Director, Buchanan Brand + Design; Founder & CEO, Orange Tree Project

Bio coming soon.

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Heather Marie Burke

Director, Investor Relations, Mission Driven Finance

Bio coming soon.

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Neville Billimoria

SVP Membership & Chief Advocacy Officer, Mission Federal Credit Union

Neville Billimoria is an effective communications and values leader, growing organizations through external marketing, media, and sales effectiveness, as well as internal organizational alignment, corporate communications and leadership development. He brings experience, energy and empowerment to his leadership role as SVP Membership/Marketing and Chief Advocacy Officer at Mission Federal Credit Union where he has accountability for a strategic array of crucial outward facing functions and promoting Mission Fed’s public image and brand. Neville serves on multiple local boards including; the National Philanthropy Day Honorary Committee, Ackerman Foundation, Alliance for Empowerment, San Diego Non Profit Association, & the Real World Scholars Board. After graduating from UC San Diego, Neville remains involved on the UCSD Alumni Board Executive Committee, and teaching martial arts, yoga and meditation on campus for over 35 years. He is a frequent speaker on topics including marketing, brand as culture, 21st century leadership, social capital optimization and purpose-driven civic engagement.

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Shelley Callahan

Director Marketing Pharmacy Solutions, Mitchell International

Bio coming soon.

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Dr. Michael R. Cunningham

Chancellor & CEO, National University System

Dr. Michael R. Cunningham joined the National University System on July 1, 2013 as President of the System’s flagship institution, National University; and he was named Chancellor of the National University System effective October 10, 2013.

The National University System is a network of accredited nonprofit education institutions serving higher education and K-12 students that includes National University, John F. Kennedy University, City University of Seattle, WestMed College and the Division of Pre-College Programs. Established in 2001 to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st Century, the network’s complementary universities offer pathways for students to attain professional and terminal degrees through quality and innovative programs delivered in a format that is flexible to the needs of adult learners.

As President of National University, Dr. Cunningham led the University’s commitment to providing a world-class education and an exceptional student experience. National University, which is one of California’s largest, private nonprofit institutions of higher education, serving 30,000 students annually and has more than 150,000 alumni, offers more than 100 programs throughout its campuses in California and Nevada, and is considered a leader in serving adult learners and working professionals through online education. National University’s Sanford College of Education is one of the Top Ten largest schools of education in the country and its programs have been recognized by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Dr. Cunningham came to National University from San Diego State University (SDSU), where he had been serving as Dean of the College of Business Administration. Prior to being named Dean at SDSU, Dr. Cunningham had been teaching strategy and entrepreneurship courses at SDSU, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and New York University. He entered the education industry after a highly successful business career that included 25 years as an entrepreneur and successful business leader. He was the Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Cunningham Graphics International (CGII; NASDAQ) from 1989-2000, a multinational graphics communications company which operated out of seven countries and employed approximately 2,000 employees.

Dr. Cunningham earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees from New York University, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Ken Davenport

CEO, Mission Edge

Bio coming soon.

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Alexis Dixon

Owner, Mediation Solutions International

Bio coming soon.

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Hal Dunning

President & COO, Marsh & McLennan Agency

Hal Dunning serves as president and COO of Marsh & McLennan Agency’s (MMA) West region. He joined the firm in 2001, bringing over 20 years of experience to his role then. He is responsible for overseeing operations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.

Prior to joining MMA, Hal was the western region general manager and controller of ADS Environmental Systems. He also worked for Anthony Industries, Inc. (now K2, Inc.) from 1984 to 1994, holding positions as corporate controller, general manager, and executive vice president of operations. Additionally, he worked in public accounting with Ernst & Whinney from 1980–1984.

In 2007, The San Diego Business Journal named Hal CFO of the Year, and in 2009, honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the journal’s CFO of the Year event. He is a member of the Lead San Diego Class of 2008 and was presented with their Herb Klein Visionary Leadership Award.

Hal earned a BA from Pomona College and an MBA in accounting and taxation from the University of Southern California.

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Rachel Harrison-Brown

President, AMA San Diego; Project Marketing Manager, Mitchell International

Bio coming soon.

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Jeff Fisher

Managing Partner, LMA Marketing + Advertising

Jeff Fisher is involved in the account strategy, management, and business development for LMA Marketing & Advertising. Jeff brought over 30 years of media experience to LMA on the station side working with radio stations and cable companies. Prior to joining LMA, he spent 14 years at Cox Media where he was the VP/GM of the organization overseeing the ad sales on Channel 4-The Padres as well as all of the Cable Channels in San Diego. Prior to joining Cox, Jeff was the GSM of KOGO radio in San Diego overseeing the sales of the number 1 News/Talk radio station. He spent his first 10 years in radio on the air in Pittsburgh, Missouri and New York.

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Jim Floros

President & CEO, The Jacobs Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Bio coming soon.

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Mariette Fourmeaux

Founder & Executive Director, Brilliance Inside

After 20+ years in business solving cancer, access to electricity and education challenges, Mariette founded Brilliance Inside in October’17, after discovering the mechanisms of turning our society’s cycle of violence into one of transformation and healing. She runs 5 programs inside Donovan prison. This unlikely journey for an Ivy League and Berkeley MBA graduate started with organizing a successful TEDxDonovanCorrectional, transforming “societal throwaways” into a high-performance team.

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Daniel Friedland, MD

Founder & CEO, SuperSmartHealth
Author, Leading Well From Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership

Dr. Daniel Friedland is an expert on the science and practice of Conscious Leadership. He helps leaders and their organizations discover how to transform stress into strength and thrive with greater levels of success and significance in consciously multiplying their positive impact in the world. “Dr. Danny” wrote one of the first textbooks on Evidence-Based Medicine, which has provided him with skills to apply science-based solutions to leadership growth and development. His most recently published book is, Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-based Framework for Conscious Leadership.

Having served as the President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and Founding Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, he understands the challenges of leadership and the growth it asks. He currently serves as the CEO of SuperSmartHealth, where he provides keynote addresses, workshops, online programs and executive coaching to cultivate Conscious Leadership. You can find more information about “Dr. Danny,” the programs and services he offers, as well as a free excerpt from Leading Well from Within, at SuperSmartHealth.com.

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Elenore “Nelli” Garton, PhD

Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer, TableCloth.io

Bio coming soon.

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Jamie Hampton

CEO, Mixte Communications

Bio coming soon.

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Noreen Ippolito

Regional Sr. VP Sales, iHeart Media

Noreen Ippolito, Senior Vice President of Sales, is in her 23d year at iHeartMedia, formerly Clear Channel Communications. She is a mother to three kids, the youngest of which was adopted from Ethiopia 6 years ago. Noreen has served on over 8 boards for non-profits over the years, and for fun she likes to travel and volunteer, doing an annual trip to Haiti’s poorest orphanages. Her motto in both her work and personal life is to “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

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Nancy Jamison

Executive Director, San Diego Grantmakers

Nancy has led San Diego Grantmakers – a regional association of 120 foundations, corporate philanthropy programs, public charities, government & other funders – since 2005 overseeing transformational growth in the organization’s membership & key work areas, overseeing nationally recognized collaborations between funders and across sectors including zero8hundred, the Social Equity Collaborative Fund, the SD Impact Investors Network & was the architect of the Philanthropy California alliance.

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Nels Jensen

Editor in Chief, San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ)

Nels supervises all editorial coverage for the San Diego Business Journal, including its weekly print edition and daily and weekly email newsletters. He writes the SDBJ Insider column and is involved in the Business Journal’s events, which honor and recognize leading companies and executives in the business community. Nels also is responsible for the annual SD 500, the book of influential business leaders. He joined the Business Journal in July 2014.

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Peter Jones

Sr. Director, Digital Revenue, TEGNA Broadcast Media & Marketing

Peter Jones serves as the senior director of strategic partners at Premion, a TEGNA company for the past 6 years. He has spent the past 10+ years working directly with local, regional and national businesses on their digital strategies. He has helped build and execute 1000’s of campaigns across multiple continents. Peter is a graduate from the Georgia Tech, studying information technology and finance.

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Aaron Kahlow

Founder & Chief Facilitator, Conscious Circles

In his leadership role at Conscious Company Media, and personal community projects at Mindful Order of Being, Aaron is making waves in the greater consciousness movement. Beyond the organizations, he’s well known as a syndicated columnist, passionate personal motivator and globally renowned speaker. In short, Aaron is one of the most dynamic emerging figures in the massive shift toward Conscious Business & Mindful Living. The combination of his Zen practice, entrepreneurial success and real world approach to mindfulness is not only inspirational, but also highly practical for all those trying to manage the chaos of living in today’s busy connected world.

Helping fellow man build the capacity to live through mindfulness, conscious leadership and sustainable business. Mindful Entrepreneurship is one of my main passion areas specifically for Social Entrepreneurs and those in the first few years of startups.

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Eric Kaufmann

President & Founder, Sagatica; Executive Director, Chamber of Purpose

Eric Kaufmann is an executive coach, author, and facilitator who guides leaders to go below the surface and beyond the obvious so they can think more clearly, make better decisions, and relate wholeheartedly. Eric is President of Sagatica, a leadership advisory firm that guides leaders and teams to align and excel in the midst of personal or organization transitions. Clients include Sony, SunPower, Verizon, T-Mobile, Genentech, Union-Tribune, Union Bank, and BAE Systems. By blending Strategic Thinking with Zen Practices, Eric guides leaders to evolve and change, and upgrade their relationships, priorities, strategies, and competence.

17 years of leadership coaching and consulting, management roles at Fortune 100 firms, degrees explores through uncertainty and anxiety. Eric’s work is shaped from the crucible of his journey which includes in business and psychology, a quarter century of Zen practice, living in Israel and South Africa, teaching as a Master Scuba Diving instructor, working as a certified hypnotherapist, and even from living in a year-long retreat in an isolated cabin he built in the mountains of New Mexico.

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DJ King, President, Conscious Capitalism San DiegoDJ King

Culture Queen, King & Company; Past President, Conscious Capitalism San Diego

Founder of King & Company, a San Diego-based culture consulting firm, DJ King’s passion is to make a difference in people’s lives. Since so much of our lives are spent at work, the focus of her work is supporting purpose-driven companies to create and sustain cultures where people are enlivened, engaged, inspired and motivated. She believes that creating an exceptional employee experience will result in an outstanding customer experience, and a world-class brand.

Although she loves travel in general, DJ is an Italiaphile. Her favorite thing is to hang out in an Italian piazza, drinking cappuccino (or red wine) and conversing with the locals in Italian on any topic.

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Mark Koehler

President, Lead with Purpose

Bio coming soon.

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Brad Lee

President, BREG, Inc.

Bio coming soon.

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John Lincoln

CEO, Ignite Visibility

Bio coming soon.

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Anne Marbarger

Executive Director, Padres Pedal the Cause

Bio coming soon.

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Rachel McKinney

Founder, Branch Out Market

Rachel McKinney, after returning from heading up a social enterprise in South Africa for urban farmers has launched an artisan market online. This perfectly combines her passion for working with nonprofits and social entrepreneurs on a global scale. Her experience in marketing, operations, and logistics is now being put to use importing handmade crafts from around the world. Most importantly this new venture allows her the opportunity to highlight incredible stories from around the world.

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Jill McManigal

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Kids for Peace

Bio coming soon.

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Alberto Mier y Terán

President & General Manager, KFMB / CBS-8 News

Alberto Mier y Terán is the President of the KFMB Stations, the leading media company in San Diego. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of station operations, sales, news, marketing and promotions. Prior to this position, he served as Executive Vice President of Univision Television Group. Mier y Terán also serves as a community leader on the Board of Directors of California Broadcasters Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, and Saint Augustine High School.

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Jenn Perell

Conscious Consultant, Coach, & Coordinator, Live Weal;
Programs Chair, Conscious Capitalism San Diego

Jenn Perell Bush is the founder of Live Weal Inc where she supports purposeful people, bands, and events. She is a conscious consultant who thrives when connecting people with each other and with their own purpose. Her passion for integrating consciousness in business [and life] continually inspires others to do the same.

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Parker Pike

Co-Founder, Cause Conference and Parker Pike Nonprofit Marketing Scholarship Award

Know as the ‘Father of Cause Marketing’ in San Diego, Parker co-founded this event 20 years ago, and designed the 1st Cause Marketing university class in the USA in the 80’s. He also co-founded our area’s first consulting company focused on corporate, media and nonprofit partnerships. His innovative programs have helped grow and support initiatives for the U-T, SDGE, Birch Aquarium and two SD Super Bowls. He has a BA from Notre Dame and an MBA in Marketing and MA in Adv. Management.

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Alexis Pokorny

Founder & Mindfulness Industry Analyst, Open Deltas; Former Regional Manager, Financial Services, Cisco

Bio coming soon.

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Ken Rugierro

Chairman & CEO, Goal Structured Solutions

Bio coming soon.

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Chuck Samuelson

Founder & President, Kitchens for Good

Chuck Samuelson has spent a lifetime in the foodservice industry as a chef, restaurateur, and consultant. He has owned award-winning restaurants and catering companies and served as the Senior Manager for Food Services at Stone Brewing Company. Working as an Executive Chef at some of San Diego’s premiere restaurants, Samuelson was shocked at the tremendous amount of food being wasted while many in the community lacked access to nutritious food. Samuelson leveraged his network to build a social enterprise designed to break the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger in the community. Throughout his career, Samuelson had been concerned about issues of food justice. Chuck is a passionate believer in sustainability in all things.

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Carli Smith

Sr. Director Social Media, Rescue Agency

As the Sr. Director of Social Media at Rescue, Carli is responsible for leading a talented team of organic and paid social media experts in developing and implementing comprehensive social media strategies for behavior change campaigns. Carli has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, as well as additional education in communication and integrated marketing.

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Dennis Stein

Franchise Owner, The UPS Store

Dennis Stein owns 6 UPS Stores in San Diego. At the age of 40, he struck out to make a movie about homelessness in San Diego creating Tony – The Movie (tony-themovie.com). The film was viewed by 5,000 people through screenings earlier and by thousands of people online contributing to the conversation about this challenging issue. In addition to the management of his UPS Stores, he continues to staying involved in homelessness activism. Hobbies: skateboarding & chickens.

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Sierra Visher Kroha

Executive Director, Social Venture Partners San Diego (SVP SD)

Sierra Visher Kroha is the Executive Director of San Diego Social Venture Partners. SVP is an engaged philanthropy organization with affiliates in 40 cities across 8 countries that provides funding and pro-bono consulting to strengthen local nonprofits. Sierra has held leadership roles in microfinance organizations, refugee services, and business development programs in Latin America, and East Africa. She has a BA from UC San Diego and a Master in Public Administration from NYU.

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#CAUSESD ATTENDEES

2018 Cause Conference attracts the region’s top and aspiring purpose-minded business executives, nonprofit leaders, marketers, and social entrepreneurs from across the industries. Collectively, attendees will collaborate and discuss ideas and strategies for solving big problems with purpose-driven solutions!

DEMOGRAPHICS OF REGISTRANTS

Attendees typically represent mid to executive-level employees from businesses, agencies, and nonprofits. Here’s a snapshot of Cause Conference attendees. You can also check out the list of organizations and brands already registered. Register today!

ATTENDEES’ JOB TITLES

INDUSTRY OF ATTENDEES

ATTENDEES’ CUSTOMER FOCUS

Meet your friends and future partners at #CauseSD on Friday, October 12!

2018 Parker Pike Nonprofit Marketing Scholarship

WHAT

The San Diego Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA San Diego) and Chamber of Purpose will award $1,000+ to a San Diego County college student who has demonstrated exemplary application of business and marketing practices to help a local, regional or national nonprofit organization that is a legally recognized, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. This act of service should be related to the 2018 conference theme, “Power in Purpose: Advancing the New World of Cause + Commerce.” The scholarship will be presented at the 20th Annual Cause Conference, to be held October 11-12, 2018.

WHY?

The scholarship is named for Parker Pike, a cause and nonprofit marketing champion with a dedicated career in teaching marketing, developing community partnerships between companies and nonprofits, and supporting AMA San Diego and Chamber of Purpose.

The purpose of the scholarship is to:

  • Increase awareness and use of effective marketing strategies in the nonprofit community.
  • Provide an incentive for college students to apply acquired skills to the nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrate the power of community marketing partnerships that can help nonprofits achieve their social mission and develop sustainable relationships that can support their bottom line.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. Completed scholarship application form
  2. One letter of recommendation from college/ university instructor or from nonprofit leader or staff member who is familiar with applicant’s work and contribution.

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA

The scholarship is available to all college students, undergraduate and graduate level, attending a San Diego County college, university or extension program, part-time or full time. The support of the nonprofit can come in the form of a job, internship or volunteer opportunity.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Leadership and creativity in the application of marketing strategies that achieve measurable success.
  2. Resourcefulness in strengthening an existing marketing program or plan.
  3. Problem solving skills by helping a nonprofit(s) meet a current need or future opportunity.

TELL A FRIEND

Spread the word about this amazing opportunity. Email this flyer to a friend or spread the word on Twitter:

TO APPLY:

Complete the online application. Recommendation letter and any additional documents should be emailed in a single response to: [email protected]

  • Recommendation letter and any additional documents should be emailed in a single response to: [email protected]
  • Deadline is September 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PDT
  • The winner will be notified via phone by a selection committee member
  • The winner will be invited to attend and be recognized at the 2018 Cause Conference Reception on October 11, 2018 at National University (Spectrum Center campus)
  • Questions: (619) 402-7825

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Meet the Leadership Team

Meet the people volunteering their valuable time, connections, and expertise to co-create one of the most impactful Cause Conferences to date.

HONORARY CHAIRS

EXECUTIVE BOARD

TEAM LEADS

 

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Join the Team!

Interested in creating and strengthening relationships with other purpose-minded people? Join our team of exceptional leaders, collaborators, and doers… and have fun dong it. You’re going to love the perks and the people!

Open positions include:

Marketing

  • Earned & PR Manager: Author press releases and pitch conference to traditional and media outlets for earned coverage
  • Organic Social Media Engagement Manager: Develop organic social media strategy (ticket sales). Creates and manages social content calendar to integrate w/ Board social (Board
    to publish). Sources content for social media from key partners (e.g., sponsors)
  • Social Media Ad & Optimization Manager: Develop social media advertising strategy (ticket sales). Creates and manages social content calendar to integrate w/ Board social
    (Board to publish). Monitors analytics closely to optimize ad performance and conversion. NOT responsible for creating or posting content in paid social.

Event Experience

  • Attendee Experience Manager: Leveraging technology partner tools (e.g., Whova) collaboratively develop activities that drive
    and maximize quality interactions and engagements among all attendee types (attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers)

Programming

  • Attendee Engagement Manager: Develop and manage activities and mobile app to drive meaningful engagement among attendees, exhibitors and speakers; Support prize coordination
  • Programming Content Manager: Collects assets, refines and develops content for website, digital engagement mobile app, and conference program (matrxied to Marketing subcommittee)

Sponsorship

  • Exhibition Manager: Develop and manage activities and mobile app to drive meaningful engagement among attendees, exhibitors and speakers; Support prize coordination
  • Grant Development Manager: Develop and renew conference grantors among businesses, philanthropists, donors for nonprofit attendees to attend; develop, manage the grant application
    and awarding process

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2017 RECAP

Here are some of the many great tweets that tell the story of the 2017 Cause Conference which was our largest and most impactful to date!

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LOCK IN YOUR SAVINGS… FOR GOOD!

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