Brian Crimmins is a global leader in corporate purpose, the creator of ONE HUNDRED (the world’s first coalition of marketing agencies united for a sustainable change), a popular public speaker on social impact and philanthropy, co-author of the best-selling book The Generosity Crisis – The Case for Radical Connection to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges and an advisor of Changing Our World, a leading philanthropy and management consulting firm. Brian formerly served as the CEO of Changing Our World for 14 years. Brian and the team at Changing Our World work every day with corporations helping them connect their social impact and business objectives and they advise nonprofit organizations raising billions of dollars annually – all in an effort to make the world a better place.
Brian has been invited to speak around the world on topics touching on corporate social responsibility, purpose, philanthropy, and social impact. He has delivered keynotes and talks to Ford Motor Company, Goldman Sachs, John Deere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston College, the University of Notre Dame, and to the executive leadership of many national and international organizations committed to the betterment of humanity. His expertise is tapped in service to some of the world’s largest and most influential organizations as they define their core reason for being and translate theory into action.
As Global Managing Partner of ONE HUNDRED, Brian works with parent company, Omnicom Group, and sister agencies to bring passionate leadership and advocacy to client engagements. He developed a client service model that deploys integrated teams, with unmatched depth of knowledge and experience culled from across Omnicom, to create meaningful global impact through the combined power of communications and philanthropy. With over 20 years of experience, Brian has helped organizations and corporations turn philanthropic ideas into actionable purposes, driving tangible results with policies, practices, and platforms that bring about positive change and drive positive business results.
Most recently, in response to the uncertainty in the purpose and nonprofit spaces brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian launched and is the host of the popular virtual conference series, Forging Forward, which hosts global leaders from organizations such as Unilever, Comic Relief, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Operation Smile, USAA, TD Ameritrade, United Nations Global Compact, the Environmental Defense Fund, World Food Program USA, Interbrand, and General Motors, to name just a few. The focus is on frank conversations around the impact of the pandemic across corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, healthcare, and economics—and how the sector might respond.
Brian Crimmins’s Speech Topics
The Generosity Dividend (for Corporations/Brands)
In the book, The Generosity Crisis: The Case for Radical Connection to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges accomplished purpose expert, Brian Crimmins, delivers a startlingly insightful exploration of the decline of American generosity. In addition, he goes on to talk in detail about the role of corporations in society today. In a world where businesses are increasingly under ethical, rather than just financial scrutiny, getting “it” right requires a commitment and authenticity that when done right creates a significant “Generosity Dividend” for them with their employees, customers, investors, supply chain, and all stakeholders.
The Generosity Crisis (for Nonprofits)
In the book, The Generosity Crisis: The Case for Radical Connection to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges accomplished philanthropy expert, Brian Crimmins, delivers a startlingly insightful exploration of the decline of American generosity. He will discuss how we found ourselves in this place (an all-time low) and then he will offer inspirational solutions to the dramatic downturn in giving in the US, showing us how to re-establish the interconnection that drives reciprocity, love, and generosity. The key is (re)establishing radical connections between each other and the organizations we care about.