#SFTech4Good Panel – Social Impact in Tech: Panel Discussion with LinkedIn, Salesforce.org, and Lyft

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Video of a panel discussion with Cheryl Timoney, Salesforce.org; Bari Saltman, LinkedIn for Good; Henrique Saboia, Lyft - moderated by Jeremy Brown, Startups Give Back. Produced by Katharine Bierce, SFTech4Good. Event was October 16, 2017 hosted at LinkedIn San Francisco.


How can companies be better corporate citizens? Join LinkedIn for Good, Lyft and Salesforce for a candid discussion of how to start and grow a social impact program at your company. Join us for pizza and learn how it’s easy, feasible, and popular for startups to give back as part of the company culture. Tweet along and share using the #SFN2 hashtag!


• Who are the key stakeholders you need to involve in creating a corporate social impact program? 

• How did you develop a budget for a social impact program? 

• How do you get people to participate who are really busy?




Bari Saltman 
Manager, Social Impact at LinkedIn

Bari is a manager on the LinkedIn for Good (LIFG) team, which aims to connect underserved communities to economic opportunity. In this role, she focuses on sharing LIFG stories and engaging LinkedIn's 500m+ members in social impact initiatives. Before joining the LIFG team, Bari worked in product operations and the sales organization at LinkedIn, and completed a New Sector Alliance fellowship at Year Up. She has a BA in Sociology from Harvard College. 

Cheryl Timoney 
Director Customer Philanthropy, Salesforce.org


Cheryl leads Customer Philanthropy within the Customer Success Group at Salesforce.org partnering Nonprofits with the best of Salesforce technology and talent so they can better achieve their missions. Her team manages product donation and employee engagements programs including the Pro Bono Program, Technology Grants and Board Placement. Prior to Salesforce.org, Cheryl managed Bay Area pro bono volunteer programs with Taproot Foundation and designed community and economic development programs with Mission Asset Fund and Mission Housing Development Corporation. 


Henrique Saboia 
Senior Passenger Growth Manager, Lyft 

Henrique works to grow the number of passengers using Lyft to get around.  In 2017, he helped start #RoundUpAndDonate, where Lyft passengers can round up their ride fares to the nearest dollar with the difference going to a nonprofit of their choice. While the average donation is a few dollars a month per Lyft passenger, collectively, the program is on track to collect millions of dollars in donations this year.