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Taking big leaps with your social impact business: a chat with Dara Kosberg of The Dinner Party

Join YWSE-SF for a conversation with Dara Kosberg, Founding Team Member and Chief Business Officer of The Dinner Party!

Dara will share her experiences and challenges as a founding team member of the nonprofit The Dinner Party, an international movement of 20-and-30-year-olds out to change the way we approach life after loss. We'll hear about her experience joining the founding team of The Dinner Party, making the shift from a scrappy organization to a more well-resourced one, and developing a corporate program for revenue generation, as well as dealing with challenging career decisions. In the last 4 years, Dara has helped grow the organization from 5 to 250 volunteer-run community groups. The Dinner Party has been featured on CNN, NPR’s Morning Edition, New York Times, and Oprah Magazine.

About the Speaker:

Dara is a founding team member of The Dinner Party (TDP), a nonprofit organization out to transform life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement. She joined TDP before its launch in 2013 as Chief Community Builder to create that same feeling of community and shared understanding for others that she experienced at her first Dinner Party. She's now developing a corporate program for TDP to change workplace culture around loss. Dara is a strategy consultant with 15 years of experience developing educational programs and cross-sector partnerships at nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She has a MA in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University's Graduate School of Education.