Social Innovation Exchange Happy Hour: Developing Professional Skills Through Pro Bono

By Common Impact

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Common Impact, and Be Social Change on Wednesday, November 1st for a Social Innovation Exchange Happy Hour! The event will be a mix of networking with 5×5 talks – 5 speakers; 5 minutes each – with speakers from the public, private, and nonprofit sector who have developed and cultivated their leadership and management skills through pro bono engagements.

Come connect with like-minded people while hearing how rising leaders have used pro bono to build their careers and communities.

{Drinks and snacks will be provided.}


6:30 – 7:00pm – Doors Open, Check In
7:00 – 7:30pm – Networking
7:30 – 8:15pm – 5×5 Presentations
8:15 – 8:30pm – Networking, Closing


  • Julia Ostroff, Senior Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations, PENCIL, Inc.
  • Grace Zimmerly, Board Member & Service Corps Co-Chair, Net Impact NYC Service Corps
  • Joseph Steele, Director of Operations, Access Now
  • Esther Nail, Programs Manager, Salesforce.org
  • Emma Osore, Program Coordinator, Arts & Business Council of New York 


The Thomson Reuters Foundation is dedicated to promoting socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. Our award-winning program, TrustLaw, connects high-impact NGOs and social enterprises working to create social and environmental change with free legal assistance from the best legal teams around the globe. We produce groundbreaking legal research, and offer innovative training courses worldwide.


Common Impact is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works to build a society in which individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening the local communities in which we live and work. We break down barriers that exist between sectors and industries to create meaningful partnerships between companies, social sector organizations and the people that drive them. With a deep understanding of both mission-focused and business goals, Common Impact enables growing nonprofits to achieve even greater results in our communities, while simultaneously engaging cross-sector professionals in dynamic and challenging volunteer opportunities that develop their skills and unlock successful, purpose-driven careers.


Be Social Change is the largest social impact community in New York City empowering people from all sectors and industries to build purpose-driven careers, businesses, and lives. Through year-round professional development classes, networking events, panel discussions, peer mentorship, and resource-sharing tools, Be Social Change helps people accelerate their careers and grow their social impact.

November 01, 2017
3 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, United States

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