Future of Philanthropy (Jan 31st)


Thursday, January 31st: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Prime Produce
424 W 54th St (between 9th and 10th aves)
New York, NY 10019

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Join us on January 31st at 7:00pm for The Future of Philanthropy, a deep dive into emerging trends and opportunities on how foundations, corporations, and individual donors are driving new and innovative forms of philanthropy.

What You’ll Learn

  • An understanding of emerging trends in the philanthropic ecosystem
  • How public policies are impacting philanthropy and the nonprofit sector
  • The importance of having diverse perspectives to effectively serve communities
  • Strategies for empowering young professionals to tap into the energy and new ideas they bring to philanthropy
  • How we can transition philanthropy to be an inclusive avenue for charitable giving
  • Career opportunities at philanthropic and charitable organizations

About Be Social Change Events

In addition to walking away with a better understanding of how you can make an impact through giving and your career, you’ll also have an opportunity to build your network by connecting with like-minded people from the Be Social Change community.

Healthy + Sustainable Snacks Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available.
We strive to make Be Social Change events zero waste – help us by bringing a reusable water bottle to the event.


    • 6:30 – 7:00pm – Networking
    • 7:00 – 7:15pm – Intro + Collaborative Q&A
    • 7:15 – 8:00pm – Panel Discussion
    • 8:00 – 8:30pm – Q&A
    • 8:30 – 9:00pm – Networking


    • Laura James, Community Relations Manager, UPS East Region
    • Tamir Novotny, Executive Director, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
    • Rhoden Monrose, Founder & CEO, Cariclub


Laura James, Community Relations Manager, UPS

Laura is the East Region Community Relations Manager for UPS with the responsibility of managing the UPS Local Grants program for her respective territory and implementing UPS’s strategy to advance the company’s commitment to making local communities stronger. A 23-year UPS veteran, Laura began her career in New York City as a part-time employee in the Industrial Engineering Department and was later promoted into Industrial Engineering management upon receiving her degree in organizational management.

After a number of assignments within Industrial Engineering including roles in Package and Transportation operations, Laura then rotated into Human Resources and has held assignments within Employee Relations, Learning & Development and Workforce planning before assuming her current role. Laura currently sits on the boards of St. Nicks Alliance (Vice Chair), Playworks of Greater NY/NJ (Chair), the Tri State Diversity Council, and the NYC Mayor’s Workforce Development Board.

Tamir Novotny, Executive Director, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

Tamir is Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), a community of changemakers working to empower emerging leaders and elevate philanthropic practice in order to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Under his leadership, EPIP has adopted a new strategic plan that focuses the organization’s work on equity and social justice and adds an advocacy agenda for the success of its diverse membership and for equity in philanthropic practice.

Prior to his appointment, Tamir held multiple positions over nine years at Living Cities, where he developed and led portfolios in areas including housing, smart growth, civic technology and local government innovation. Tamir received a Masters in Public Administration from New York University in 2008 and a BA, magna cum laude from NYU in Metropolitan Studies in 2006. He serves on the Steering Committee of CHANGE Philanthropy and on the Board of Directors of the United Philanthropy Forum.

Rhoden Monrose, Founder & CEO, Cariclub

Rhoden Monrose began his career as a derivatives trader at Citigroup. But in 2011, he branched out, establishing a circle of like-minded individuals who wanted to use their time, talent and money to make an impact. That aim led to the 2014 founding of Cariclub, a technology platform which gives young professionals access to philanthropic leadership opportunities, specifically associate board positions with well-known nonprofits and foundations. CariClub has since partnered with nearly 500 nonprofit organizations to place young professionals on associate boards with top industry firms like Citigroup, KKR, Davis Polk, Third Point and Berkshire Capital.


Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. As CEO of Be Social Change and 1-on-1 coaching, he helps people find + do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.



Founded in 2010, Harmless Harvest is a progressive food & beverage initiative set to demonstrate that ecosystem-based businesses can outcompete the conventional model. By integrating the long term welfare of all its stakeholders – from plant to customer – Harmless Harvest has taken the food and beverage world by storm, rising to the top of the industry in record time.

Harmless Harvest is dedicated to generating positive feedback loops between people and plants. Their vision is a world where nutritious, clean, organic and healthy food and beverages are the standard rather than the exception; where all people involved in the chain of custody are treated with fairness; and the planet is treated harmlessly.

Food for All’s mission is to make quality food affordable to all while stopping perfectly good and delicious meals from being wasted. By building social awareness regarding food waste, they want to allow people to make a major social impact by buying great food from restaurants, food which was once considered leftovers and thrown away at the end of the day. Dine for as little as $3 and save the planet. Rescue delicious food from restaurants before they close, for at least 50% off!



A guild for 21st-century craft promoting slow entrepreneurship and intentional service. Unequal parts cafe, living room, workshop, collaboratory, rooftop garden, and upstate retreat space on a biodynamic farm. Learn more about visiting or renting at http://primeproduce.coop/.


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