Erin Connor

Public Benefit Investment Manager

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Erin Connor manages Cisco’s Critical Human Needs funding portfolio, which provides cash and product grants to nonprofits leveraging technology to increase access to food, water, shelter and disaster relief for vulnerable populations. Erin is also responsible for coordinating Cisco’s overall response to the refugee crisis. Prior to joining Cisco, Erin spent more than 10 years in the nonprofit sector, managing post-disaster, financial inclusion and technology-for-development programs in Asia and East Africa. From 2011 to 2014, Erin was based in Nairobi, Kenya, where she served as country manager for Grameen Foundation. Erin has a B.A. in Chinese studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in international development from American University.

 

 

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This is one of the few events where all members of the social good sector are in attendance. With business, nonprofit and public sectors attending, we can dig deeper and have cross-sector conversations.

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The conference proved to be one of the most engaging and exciting professional gatherings of like-minded people I've ever attended. Although the topics, content, and presentations all appropriately centered around volunteering and service in some way, the sheer range of them was simply astounding.

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