The Social Change Career Series highlights the diversity of work and professional experiences related to social good. Speakers work in Nonprofit, Philanthropy, Government and Corporate roles and share their career journey, work life, and professional experiences with an online audience. The conversation is part of the Social Change Leadership Program at the SISGI Group and led by Thenera Bailey, President/CEO. Current Social Change Leadership program participants, alums and the public are invited to ask questions and connect with the speakers in this unique online conversation on social change careers. 

This is a free online event. You can join the conversation from any computer or mobile device!

If you would be interested in sharing your career journey as a speaker in this series please email careerseries@sisgigroup.org. 


Engage with industry thought leaders who will share their career journey and current role in creating social change and social good.  

Emily Barnes

Assistant Director of Advancement

Stephen Gaynor School
July 13, 2017

Jacqualine Johnson

Executive Director Connecticut Commission for Community Service and Division Director of Programs and Student Services

Connecticut Office of Higher Education October 26, 2017

Dr.Damary Bonilla Rodriguez

Leadership Development Speaker


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This Month's Speaker...
Emily Barnes
Stephen Gaynor School

Emily Barnes, Stephen Gaynor School, Assistant Director of Advancement

  • Emily Barnes is a non-profit management professional with over a decade of experience in development and communications for organizations whose missions' span from crisis-based work to education. She is currently the Assistant Director of Advancement at the Stephen Gaynor School in New York City, where she is responsible for managing all aspects of the Annual Fund and developing and implementing a fundraising strategy for its continued growth. 

    From 2009-2016 she served as the Director of Development & Community Relations at DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) in Madison, Wisconsin. In her role, Emily worked to strategically advance the organization's mission through development, public relations, and outreach. During her tenure, she grew annual fundraising by 400%, introduced effective branding and messaging strategies, and was an in integral part of the team that completed a $10.4 million capital campaign for a new shelter and facility to serve victims of domestic violence. 

    Prior to her position at DAIS, Emily was the Communications & Special Events Manager for The Allen-Stevenson School in New York City. 

    She holds a Master's degree in nonprofit management from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University.

    What she enjoys most about fundraising is connecting people with causes they are passionate about and educating them about how they can make an impact through philanthropy. 

Leading Development and Communications

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View Recordings of the Speakers From the Social Change Career Series in 2015 and 2016