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Welcome to Impact First

From launching a philanthropic foundation to creating a corporate volunteer program and anything in-between, I’m here to help. Using my expertise and deep understanding of corporate social responsibility, I'll help you reach the greatest impact possible. Please get in touch to book a meeting.

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For over a decade, I’ve worked at the intersection of business and social good. I started Dropbox's Social Impact team, and then worked closely with the leadership team to launch the Dropbox Foundation. In the height of COVID-19 urgency, I led partnerships for United Nations Development Programme and then went on to spearhead WhatsApp's Civic Engagement program in North America, working directly with the White House, US State Department, California Governor's Office, and many others. I have an MPA in Social Impact from the London School of Economics, focusing on philanthropic administration. 

For any foundation launch, corporate giving, community partnerships, grant-making, impact evaluation, volunteerism, and/or related projects, I’ll work with you to create a customized plan of action for yourself or your organization. Get in touch to learn more about how we can build a vision together. 

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My Services

Do you have a goal you’re trying to achieve but don’t know where to begin? Let me guide you. Take a look at the list of my example services below, and contact me if you have any questions or special requests.

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Creating a corporate foundation

Step-by-step guidance from inception to launch


Joe is a force for good. In the early days of Notion for Nonprofits getting started, I asked him to share his experience launching Dropbox's Foundation with my team and I. He provided invaluable advice on tracking impact, scaling, structuring long term goals, and more. Joe will take your social impact programs to the next level!

Kate Taylor,

Global Head of Recruiting


When our company was launching a non-profit arm of our business during Covid, we reached out to Joe for some advice on how to approach corporate philanthropy departments for support. His sage wisdom and the resources he was able to share were invaluable in determining how to best direct the efforts for our small team.

Gavin Crynes

Co-Founder and COO

Just Fare

Joe's insight on the world of corporate philanthropy helped us define our scope of outreach, focus in on the areas of growth that best fit our company's goals, and felt validating while also incredibly honest.

Beyond the conversation, Joe shared valuable, tangible resources that I was able to continue to dig into after we spoke. 

Rebecca Jacobs
Co-Founder & CEO
Anika Works

Joe was instrumental in building a partnership with Mission High School; he brought empathy and a desire to understand the needs and hopes of all the stakeholders in each collaboration.  Joe's strength was seeing the big picture and being able to surface shared goals between school leadership and students on one hand, and corporate volunteers and executives on the other. Joe regularly over delivered on plans which had been established whether that meant providing additional volunteers, services for students, or an ambitious project being well executed.  Joe is the real deal!

Ellen Schatz

Major Gifts Officer

Brown University

Joe is a true leader, who can not just get stuff done (like building new partnerships with foundations and vendors), but can also galvanize a community to drive organizational policy change. He's a passionate, compassionate, outstanding communicator.

Ryan Atkins

Head of Engineering Operations


Joe has a wealth of information in the nonprofit/CSR/Social good space and has valuable insights from his experience that will be of value for any company he partners. In addition to this, he is a phenomenal human being who is a great joy to work with. Super excited for the impact he's going to have!

Erik Fortin
Director of Program Management

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