In the opening keynote, Floyd Jones will delve into the transformative power of storytelling for nonprofit professionals. Attendees will embark on a journey to explore the profound impact that both the stories we tell and the stories we BELIEVE can have on our missions and our minds.
Floyd will reveal how crafting compelling narratives can break through the barriers that hinder progress, provide the means to scale our impact, and ultimately empower organizations to soar to new heights. This session will empower participants to unlock the full potential of their own story as well as the stories of the nonprofits they represent, igniting passion among their supporters and driving toward unprecedented success.
Floyd Jones serves as the Director of Community & Partnerships at Givebutter, the world’s first completely free end-to-end fundraising platform powering $700M+ in donations per year for millions of changemakers, where he supports the company’s growth strategy via partnerships, sponsorships, strategic campaigns, and special events. Throughout his career, Floyd has worked tirelessly on building social impact communities around the world, collectively raising over $10M for grassroots organizations and speaking at over 50 conferences across America. His work and content has been featured by ESPN, AfroTech, Variety, and Wired magazine, and has been sponsored by NIKE, Whole Foods, VISA, NBA2k, and more.
Floyd is also a pioneer for social justice. In 2023, he founded the BackBlack Movement which to date has raised over $1.3M for over 770 Black-led nonprofits. In addition to his philanthropic work, Floyd serves as a business coach and strategist for purpose-driven creators and companies to help them scale their community-led growth strategies.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already transforming our society, offering promise and peril in the way nonprofits approach our work.
This engaging discussion will cover:
Nicholas Azulay works for social impact strategy agency Whole Whale as a Digital Strategy Manager, where he is committed to helping nonprofits and social impact organizations expand their impact to drive meaningful and measurable change. In addition to managing multiple projects and client relationships, he contributes broad expertise in web analytics, data visualization, and campaign strategy.
At Whole Whale, Nick emphasizes the role of digital political advocacy in the company’s work and has contributed to projects that include political, legislative, and human rights objectives. He was a co-instructor at the CUNY Baruch College Austin W. Marxe School Of Public and International Affairs where he taught “Mobilizing Digital Communication for the Public Good,” exploring the practical application of how digital media shapes people, organizations, movements, and democracies (or autocracies), especially in an increasingly complex global social media landscape.
Nick earned his B.A. in Political Science with a focus on comparative politics and international development. He is a current student in Columbia University’s Human Rights Studies M.A. program where he focuses on international human rights.
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