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Making the leap from social visionary to social entrepreneur takes grit, perseverance and a plan.

Ami Dar, founder and executive director of Idealist, joins Jeffrey Solomon, president of The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and co-author of The Art of Doing Good, in conversation with social entrepreneurs making impact on local, national and global scales. Their journeys are instructive for change makers looking to turn passion into action.

Each attendee will receive a copy of The Art of Doing Good. Book signing will follow the talk.


Brief Bios

Jeffrey Solomon is the president of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. A widely recognized expert on the subject of philanthropy, he has taught it at New York University and has written over 100 articles on the subject for both professional and popular audiences. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Council on Foundations, where he chaired the Committee on Ethics and Practice; been Chief Operating Officer of the United Jewish Appeal Federation in New York; and is a founding trustee of the World Faiths Development Dialogue. At ACBP, he coordinated the Gift of New York, an effort to ease the suffering of the families of those killed in the attack on the World Trade Center by offering them free access to the city’s cultural, sports and entertainment resources.

Ami Dar is the founder and executive director of Built in 1996 with $3,500, Idealist has become one of the most popular nonprofit resources on the web, with information provided by 85,000 organizations around the world and 100,000 visitors every day. Ami was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Peru and in Mexico, and lives in New York.

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