CEO of Imperative,
Founder & Senior Advisor of Taproot Foundation
Workshop: Activating a Movement
How is your venture tying into or creating a larger social change movement? Attend a a conversation between leading social movement changemakers as a “fly on the wall” as they discuss their experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and more creating and sustaining large-scale social movements. Learn how to get constituents and passionate individuals involved and grow the impact your venture is set out to make.
Aaron is the CEO of Imperative and a globally recognized social entrepreneur. He is a close advisor to many global brands and a frequent speaker and writer on the development of the Purpose Economy. He remains an active advisor to the Taproot Foundation, where he was been the catalyst and lead architect of the $15 billion pro bono service market. He was the creative force behind the conception of the national Billion + Change campaign. Previously, he worked in Silicon Valley developing the precursors to social media.
Widely known for his thought-leadership and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review and LinkedIn, Aaron is a member of the NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50, and has been recognized as a top social entrepreneur by Fast Company, Ashoka, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Manhattan Institute, and the Commonwealth Club. In 2009, he received the highest honor bestowed to an alumnus of the University of Michigan.
Aaron is the author of The Purpose Economy and co-author of the children’s book, Mommy and Daddy do it Pro Bono, with his wife, Kara Hurst.
Aaron, Kara, and their two children live in Park Slope, Brooklyn.