Paul Shoemaker – Keynote Speaker

Founding President, Social Venture Partners International

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Specialist Subjects

  • Corporate Purpose
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Making Real Social Change
  • Effective Philanthropy


  • English


Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International—a global network of thousands of social innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business and community leaders that fund and support social change agents in nearly 40 cities and 8 countries.

With insights from 17 years of this unique vantage point, he is a leading expert on activating social change agents and a global thought leader on how individuals can be the most effective philanthropists.

In 2011 and 2012, Shoemaker was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential People in the Nonprofit Sector” by The NonProfit Times, and in 2013, was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by Future in Review. And in 2015, he was the latest recipient of the Microsoft Alumni Integral Fellows Award.

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