Wednesday February 24, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM PST
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721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209

Appetizers and beverages will be served



Kate Donnelly & Kristen Bauer 
Threshold Group 

Threshold Group is a registered investment adviser.


The Unstoppable Calling to Do Good 

What drives individuals to believe in social change, and stick with it for the long haul? 

Join us in Portland for a conversation with Paul Shoemaker about his new book Can't Not Do: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World. Paul will share about how to bridge the gap between "wanting to do" and "doing"- to access the motivation of an effective change agent, breaking through self-imposed barriers.

We will also hear stories from courageous local innovators who have founded organizations committed to driving solutions for societal challenges. 

Paul Shoemaker 

Founding Partner
Social Venture Partners 

Author of Can't Not Do: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World
Learn more about Paul, here

Kali Ladd


Kali's own childhood experience led her to a career in education, which included work in the Mayor's office in Portland. Kali co-founded KairosPDX, a non-profit which includes a Learning Academy and employs innovative pedagogy, community collaboration and family partnership to address Portland's persistent achievement gap for children of color and in poverty.
Learn more about Kali, here

Melody Bell

Financial Beginnings 

Coming from a family of modest means in a small rural town, Melody strove for something more. With an early start in the finance industry she became passionate about financial literacy and felt compelled to do more to empower individuals to be financially capable. She founded Financial Beginnings, a non-profit organization that provides students from Kindergarten through college with a foundation in personal finance.
Learn more about Melody, here

Justin Yuen

For My Innovation 

Working in corporate responsibility at Nike, Justin’s role involved engaging employees to build a culture around sustainable development. A yearning to empower a broader workplace community led him to start FMYI, a certified B Corporation offering software solutions to unify professional teams around a shared mission by empowering them to collaborate more efficiently and effectively.
Learn more about Justin, here

What is Community Square?

Threshold Group hosts gatherings through its Community Square initiative. It is a bold community of curious members who invest in families, communities and the world. Their efforts inspire positive and measurable change through vibrant connections, collaboration, shared learning, innovation and leveraging of resources.