Jon Duschinsky

Published on October 23, 2017

Social Innovator | Canada

Jon Duschinsky

Jon Duschinsky is a social innovator and corporate cage-rattler who rewrites intra-organizational narratives by tackling the well-worn story of profits over people.

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience as a fundraiser for charities and NGOs, Duschinsky works with Fortune 500 companies, startups, governments and causes to develop strategies that engage communities through participatory actions.

He has founded a number of successful companies in the social innovation space. He led a project with the White House on behavior change and gun control, and was part of the team behind the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised more than USD 100 million to help cure ALS.

As a founder of the think tank Invisible Hand, he and his team develop radical solutions to complex problems like the rise of childhood obesity or the spread of Alzheimer’s disease. His most recent venture, Oreka Solutions, is an incubator for cutting edge technologies that can deliver systemic environmental or social change.

Duschinsky was voted the world’s second most influential communicator in social innovation (second only to Bill Clinton) by a group of his peers, and has shared speaking platforms with leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev and Steve Wozniak. He is the author of two books, Philanthropy in a Flat World and (me)volution.


Read the article on the Panel Discussion focused on Citizens: “Citizens Mean Business, and Companies Know It” to which he participated.

View the other speakers of the 2017 Quality of Life Conference.