Shana Dressler is the creator and series editor of The Social Good Guides.
Shana Dressler is the founder of the Social Innovators Collective. The organization’s mission is to train and nurture the next wave of social change leaders so that they can demonstrate both measurable impact and achieve financial sustainability. In addition to producing workshops on social enterprise and nonprofit business development at General Assembly, New York’s premiere center for entrepreneurship, Shana has designed and facilitated workshops and classes for Harvard’s Social Enterprise Conference, Columbia and New York University’s Social Enterprise Boot Camp, School of Visual Art’s Impact Design for Social Change, Brown and RISD’s A Better World By Design and others. She has also produced panels and events for New York University’s Center of Global Affairs, Social Media Week, and Internet Week New York.
Shana is also the co-creator of both Social Good Startup: Idea To Launch, an eight-week workshop that provides changemakers with a strong foundation to build a first-class social venture and the Social Good Guides, a series of 20+ essential small-business guides designed to support startup social entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders and changemakers working on social impact projects.
Prior to the Social Innovators Collective, Shana founded the Global Giving Circle, a nonprofit organization that created opportunities for people of all income levels to support hybrid grassroots social enterprise and philanthropic initiatives focused on poverty alleviation.
As of April 2014, Shana will become the director of the Makers Institute, the education platform of Be Social Change. She will be responsible for designing curriculum and programming for 21st century entrepreneurial problem-solvers and creatives tackling the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.
In addition to being a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and a judge for The Webby Awards, Shana is a frequent judge for national social venture competitions. Shana is an internationally exhibited photographer, loves all things chocolate and makes her way around New York on a midnight blue Vespa.