Our Favorite SOCAP14 Moments

Posted by on September 7th, 2014

Impact Hub @SOCAP

Thank you to the 2,100+ attendees who made SOCAP14 a success! This year’s conference was filled with meaningful connections and sessions on resilient cities, moving from failure to success, building a new economy and more. Read on for the highlights:


#SOCAP14 dominated social media by trending on Twitter and making waves on Instgram. Conference attendees shared their passions, inspirations, and lessons learned during our #SOCAPstories campaign. Check out their stories. Special thanks to Tint for creating on-site social media displays that had everyone talking.

Take a look at the conversation here:

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Vivienne Harr, Make a Stand

An inspirational case study in determination and resilience was presented during Thursday morning’s plenary session through the story of Leila Janah – the founder and CEO of Samasource. An innovative social business, Samasource connects women and youth living in poverty to dignified work via the internet.


When SOCAP began eight years ago, it filled a hole by providing a forum for connection, to help make individual organizations more impactful and, of course, more resilient. This coordination has helped the sector grow tremendously and enabled organizations to become increasingly specialized. Kevin Jones, co-founder of SOCAP, Antony Bugg-Levine of Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Sir Ronald Cohen among them – talk about the importance of investment in infrastructure.

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“First in Flight: the Challenge of Scaling Inventions,” a panel aimed to spark discussion around making innovations available to those who need them most, with representatives from D-Rev, DayOne Response, Inc., NCIIA, Village Capital, and The Lemelson Foundation offering perspectives from their different places on the innovation value chain.



Van Jones, #YesWeCode

Missed a panel or want to share a session with friends and colleagues? Select sessions are posted to the Social Capital Markets YouTube page





Gratitude Award winners with Founder Randy Haykin

The Gratitude Network is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Gratitude Awards. These enterprises, both for-profit and non-profit, were selected from over 500 applications received between February and June of 2014, representing 30+ countries around the world.

And the winners are…

Health & Wellness: DrinkWell

Education: Springboard Collaborative

Community Development: Labor Link

People’s Choice: Jail Education

Learn more about The Gratitude Network.