Social impact is a cornerstone of’s mission and that of San Francisco tech companies. With many in the industry hiring teams dedicated to social impact, we are excited to see tech pioneer new ways to give back and do good. We regularly host events to explore how tech companies and their employees can continue to have a positive social impact on the communities in which they live and work.

June 2020 - February 2022

Scaling Social Impact Event Series

Scaling Social Impact Event Series
Speakers: Dalana Brand, Twitter; Julie Wenah, Airbnb; Kimberly Bryant, Girls Who CODE; Amanda Lenaghan, Cruise; Amy LeBold, NextRoll; Tina Lee, Dropbox hosted several conversations with tech and nonprofit leaders series to better understand changes to social impact during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We discussed how tech companies can make racial equity a foundational part of their social impact work, explored what the future of social impact may look like in an increasingly remote world, and looked at how tech companies can combine civic engagement, social impact, and politics—and the benefits of doing so.

Scaling Social Impact Event Series
January 29, 2020

The Business of Doing Good: How Corporate Leaders are Advancing Animal Welfare
Speakers: California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra; Mikel Freemon, Airbnb; Alesia Soltanpanah, World Animal Protection US

Airbnb’s animal welfare policy was the conversation starter at The Business of Doing Good, hosted in partnership with World Animal Protection US and Airbnb. The event featured a unique blend of speakers focused on ways the tech community can work with other industry leaders to affect positive change. With’s Jennifer Stojkovic to moderate, we heard from Mikel Freemon, Airbnb’s Head of Animals, Alesia Soltanpanah, Executive Director of World Animal Protection US, and California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra.

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October 10, 2019


Burnout: How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Always On Culture
Speakers: Dr. Christina Maslach, UC Berkeley; Kelly Greenwood, Mind Share Partners; Bob Boorstin, Albright Stonebridge Group

Organized on World Mental Health Day, this timely conversation centered around workplace mental health. Dr. Clare Purvis, Director of Behavioral Science for meditation application Headspace, led guests in a group mindfulness activity. We then heard from Bob Boorstin, Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group and former Director of Public Policy at Google, Kelly Greenwood, Founder and CEO at Mind Share Partners, and Dr. Christina Maslach, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.

March 22, 2016

The Case for Corporate Social Responsibility
Speakers: Tiffany Apczynski, Zendesk; Amy LeBold, Adroll; Sherilyn Adams, Larkin Street Youth Services; Charlie Hale, Pinterest; Katie Ferrick, LinkedIn

Our inaugural One City Forum event, hosted by Zendesk, made the case for substantive corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in companies large and small. brought together a cross-section of panelists from the tech and nonprofit sectors to discuss the importance of CSR, what works, and what doesn’t.

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