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April Meeting - Building Social Impact

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About this event

Are you building or planning to build social impact into your career, or your organization? Are you looking for a place to learn or share your experience? Join us at the Netherlands Nonprofit User Group in the evening of 1st April to discuss about lessons learned in building an organization for a cause. Listen to the stories and real life examples of RefugeeForce and NowITMatters.

Session: Building Impact into Organizational Structure

In this session, Salesforce Partners and MVPs, Tim Lockie and Joni Bryan will be discussing lessons learned in building a company for a cause. We'll cover how to built a mission-driven company, giving-back practices within corporate culture, leveraging the community to skill up your staff while contributing to the greater good, and some of the things we think corporations can learn from nonprofits. We'll have an open discussion around the do's and don't's of helping nonprofits with VTO with special guests from RefugeeForce, and building a career that changes the world around us.

Tim Lockie and Joni Bryan are AMER partners at Now IT Matters, based out of Bozeman Montana. 

Tim has been in the Salesforce ecosystem since launching his first nonprofit in 2008. He founded Now IT Matters in 2010. 

Joni is the founder of Amplify, an organization dedicated to education and empowerment of underrepresented voices through community-led initiatives. Joni has been with Now IT Matters since 2013 and serves as the Director of Sr. Consulting.

Session: RefugeeForce A New Social Enterprise

RefugeeForce is a social enterprise that develops the skills and careers of Refugees. Refugees often struggles to find employment matching their interests, experience, and ambitions in the Dutch labor market. Without proper credentials or training, they often settle for temporary or low-skilled labor. Participants of RefugeeForce program will go through comprehensive Salesforce training over a period of 6 weeks, equipping them with the tools and networks to flourish in the Dutch tech sector. Listen to the RefugeeForce co-founder why & how of RefugeeForce, and how his workplace employer is supporting this.

Gaspar Rodriguez is a Salesforce consultant at Appsolutely, and a co-founder of Refugeeforce. He envisions to change the dialog around how refugees labour potential is portrayed. His goal is to help them get the job they would like and integrate into a new society on their own terms.

Sign up to this event closes a day before the event unless seating is full. 



Monday, Apr 1
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CEST)


Salesforce Amsterdam office
Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970 Amsterdam1081 LA

Group Leaders

  • Ayako Sawada

    Ayako Sawada


    Global Salesforce Manager

  • Sjoerd Woltjer

    Sjoerd Woltjer



  • Tesora Veliscek

    Tesora Veliscek


  • Zoran Subotic

    Zoran Subotic

    Digiphi B.V.

    Community Group Leader

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