Meet the VM Summit 16 Keynote Speakers

Jun 9, 2016 2:25 PM ET

VolunteerMatch’s annual conference — VM Summit 16 — brings together nonprofits and companies to work toward a common goal: More impactful partnerships. For more information, check out this press release which announces the upcoming event.

We are thrilled to introduce two talented speakers who will keynote VM Summit 16: Lisa Dietlin and Jay Klauminzer.

Lisa Dietlin represents the nonprofit sector as an internationally recognized expert on philanthropy, charitable giving, and transformational change. She also founded The Institute of Transformational Philanthropy.

Lisa’s decades-long experience in the fundraising and nonprofit space, groundbreaking research on giving patterns, and influential ideas on transformational philanthropy have led her to become one of the most trusted philanthropic advisors in the nation.

Lisa is also the author of four books about charitable giving and enacting positive change. In her work, Lisa provides expert advice and structured counsel to entrepreneurial individuals and nonprofit organizations, helping them develop strategies that facilitate transformational philanthropy, charitable giving, and measurable impact.

At VM Summit 16, Lisa will be discussing her new book, I Got Hit By A Taxi, But You Look Run Over, which is literally about how getting hit by a taxi driver changed her perspective on life, and specifically, work-life balance.

As a VP at Groupon, Jay comes to us from the other side of the table — the corporate side. In this role, Jay is responsible for driving quality supply into the marketplace, including building and supporting the sales teams, and making sure merchants are happy and engaged once they’re in the marketplace.

Prior to Groupon, Jay was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he led their Customer Care Practice in North America.

At VM Summit 16, Jay will share stories of how local communities are becoming increasingly connected, and tips for building networks of impact. He will also discuss Groupon’s community work through stories that reflect Groupon’s corporate mission: to grow their love of Local commerce and build networks of impact.

Get your ticket for VM Summit 16 now to lock in early-bird pricing, which ends July 1, 2016.

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