Green Festival Speakers

Darian Rodriguez Heyman

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Darian Rodriguez Heyman has a history of building businesses and creating community. After five years of service, Darian recently stepped down as executive director of Craigslist Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and connecting emerging nonprofit leaders. While there, he helped launch Nonprofit Boot Camp, a oneday conference that quickly grew into the largest nonprofit gathering in San Francisco Bay Area history, and he also helped launch the Environmental Nonprofit Network and the Next Generation Leadership Forum. Darian also served as a commissioner for the environment and operations committee chair for the City and County of San Francisco, where he helped pass the largest solar rebate program in the country. For his work, Independent Sector labeled him a Vital Voice in the nonprofit sector in their 2007 annual report. Most recently, Darian launched CODE Green Agency, which provides strategy, messaging, and fundraising for the green economy. He is also editing Nonprofit Management 101: A Field Guide for Social Sector Professionals, which will include contributions from 35 recognized experts. He advises the United Nations' GAID program and sits on the board of Project Ahimsa, a global effort to empower children through music, and he helps produce the annual Power to the Peaceful festival in San Francisco, a free concert for peace and social justice that draws crowds of over 70,000 people.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman has a history of building businesses and creating community. After five years of service, Darian recently stepped down as executive director of Craigslist Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and connecting emerging nonprofit leaders. While there, he helped launch Nonprofit Boot Camp, a oneday conference that quickly grew into the largest nonprofit gathering in San Francisco Bay Area history, and he also helped launch the Environmental Nonprofit Network and the Next Generation Leadership Forum. Darian also served as a commissioner for the environment and operations committee chair for the City and County of San Francisco, where he helped pass the largest solar rebate program in the country. For his work, Independent Sector labeled him a Vital Voice in the nonprofit sector in their 2007 annual report. Most recently, Darian launched CODE Green Agency, which provides strategy, messaging, and fundraising for the green economy. He is also editing Nonprofit Management 101: A Field Guide for Social Sector Professionals, which will include contributions from 35 recognized experts. He advises the United Nations' GAID program and sits on the board of Project Ahimsa, a global effort to empower children through music, and he helps produce the annual Power to the Peaceful festival in San Francisco, a free concert for p