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Brian Crimmins

Brian Crimmins is a global leader in social impact, a popular public speaker with the world’s foremost speaking agency, the Washington Speakers Bureau, and Chief Executive Officer of Changing Our World. Through service lines that include strategic planning, fundraising, corporate social engagement, research and analytics, and communications, Changing Our World raises billions in support of client causes, while counseling leading companies and brands to design and implement strategic corporate responsibility programs that deliver social impact while driving business strategy.

Brian is a frequent contributor to publications covering the sector and has been invited to speak around the world on topics touching corporate social responsibility, purpose, and social impact, emphasizing not just what mission-driven organizations can and should be doing in the nonprofit and CSR spaces, but how leaders might organize their inner and personal lives to expand the edges of their own potential.

Brian also serves as a purpose leader within Changing Our World’s parent company, Omnicom, helping it to understand the community impact of more than 200 agencies across its network and advancing its commitment to the SDGs. His expertise is tapped in service to some of the world’s largest and most influential corporations as they define their core reason for being and translate theory into action.

In response to the uncertainty in the purpose and nonprofit spaces brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian launched and is host of the popular virtual conference series, Forging Forward, which hosts global leaders from organizations such as Unilever, Comic Relief, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Operation Smile, USAA, TD Ameritrade, United Nations Global Compact, the Environmental Defense Fund, World Food Program USA, Interbrand and General Motors, to name just a few. Forging Forward covers a wide range of topics— corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, healthcare, education, economics—but generally focuses on how nonprofits can win the competition for connection and how business and social impact strategies can and should be authentically aligned.

Brian is author of The Generosity Crisis: The Case for Radical Connection to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges, released November 2022, and holds a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University and an MBA in Marketing Management from St. John’s Tobin School of Business. He lives on Long Island with his wife and their four children.

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