Social Innovation Conference

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Social Innovation Conference

Building sustainable solutions to social problems

Cooperative Impact is reinventing the way we build solutions to social problems.

This social innovation conference encourages New Jersey stakeholders to collaborate, share lessons learned, and be inspired to have a cooperative impact on the future.

We are a passionate movement of innovators, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, lawyers and community members.

Location of Conference

1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor, NJ 08550

Phases of Social Impact


Unlocking our full potential to make a difference on this planet.


Immersing ourselves in the community to find unmet needs.


Creating value to meet the needs of our fellow Americans.


Attaching revenue to our projects to build sustainable businesses.


  • Human-Centered Design
  • Cross-Sector Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Local Strategies & Statewide Initiatives
  • Collective Fundraising vs Competitive Grants
  • Program Related Investments
  • Building Innovative Mixtures of Funding
  • Empowering Youth to Shape the Future



We have a great line up for you.

Liz Lempert

Mayor of Princeton, NJ

Liz has a collaborative leadership style that results in people working together to affect meaningful change. She builds on a movement of civic participation to reshape government.

Morgan Berman


Forbes "30 Under 30", Top 10 Women to Watch by the United Nations Foundation, named a "Global Shaper" by the World Economic Forum, and the list goes on.

Christine Symington

Sustainable Princeton

Christine spent a decade climbing the ranks in the financial tech industry. Learn how she transitioned to the community, and secured funding to create employment for herself.

Mahan Rishi Singh, D.C.

Khalsa Healing Arts & Yoga Center

Mahan Rishi is an international teacher who has been leading retreats and yatras (spiritual pilgrimages) to India, Nepal and
Tibet over the past 25 years.

Jane Reagan

Along the Way

Jane is the co-founder of Along the Way, an organization providing informal services to women. Learn how she transitioned after 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry.

Laura Jordan


Laura is a recognized leader in cutting edge social enterprise and sustainability policy. She registered the first-ever benefit corporation in 2010, and is a "B Corp Champion" by B Labs.

Allison Sosna


Allison is the food entrepreneur known for “bringing more to the table”. She is the founder of the MicroGreens nonprofit, and Principal of the Allison Sosna Group Benefit LLC.

Tineke Thio, PhD

Princeton Climate Change

Tineke is a climate communicator working to raise awareness of climate change and of solutions leading to climate resilience. She holds Ph.D. in physics from MIT.

Gery Juleff

Green Hour Radio

Gery served 25 years as a British diplomat where he led a team in London dealing with Climate Change, Renewable Energy Technology and Energy Security policy issue.

Nikki Rappaport

Cava Grill

Nikki is the creative director for the fast-casual restaurant from D.C. making its way to new cities. They partner with local nonprofits, food producers, and sustainable farms.

Leslie Burger

Executive Director, Princeton Public Library

Learn how she positions the library as the backbone of a civically engaged community and a place where social entrepreneurs find what they need to succeed.

Aria McKenna

The Global Cooling Project

Aria is an actress who figured out a way to use her art to make an impact on the world. Learn how she used a failed crowdfunding campaign to launch a social enterprise.

Joel Hammon

Princeton Learning Cooperative

Joel quit his stable and secure teaching job to co-found Princeton Learning Cooperative. He is helping to lead an international movement to re-imagine how we educate young people.

James Cox

Devon Financial

James is a financial advisor specializing in managing assets through socially responsible investing. His clients are entrepreneurs and
the people who fund them.

Daniel DAlonzo

Event Host

Daniel is the founder of Princeton Impact Project and the Cooperative Impact series. Learn how he immersed himself in the local community to find where he is most needed.



Doors Open




Cooperative Impact & The Social Enterprise Methodology



Meditation as a Vehicle for Personal Transformations

-Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, D.C.

Behavior Modification for Social Impact

-Preston Hall



Undergraduates Working in the Community to Solve Problems

-Justin Liu, Enactus New Brunswick

Empowering Disconnected Youth to Transform Social Problems into Economic Opportunities

-Daniel DAlonzo, Action Horizon Institute



Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy by Way of Innovative Legislative Change

-Klaus Rittenbach

Looking, Listening, and Interacting with an Innovative Mind

-Dr. Norbert Wetzel, LCSW

Building a State-Wide Anti-Poverty Coalition

-Serena Rice, Anti-Poverty of New Jersey





Financial Success in the New Economy

-James Cox

Impact Investing

-Anthony Privetera, Morgan Stanley





Princeton Garden Theater

Give us a call if you have any questions!

(201) 572-7111

Cooperative Impact 2015

Cooperative Impact

Social Innovation Conference

The intersection of community, technology, business, and government. Join us as we bring these essential elements together to make a meaningful impact on the world.

September 24th, 2015 in Princeton, NJ