An award-winning innovator, Vinod Rajasekaran is Publisher & CEO of Future of Good, a fast-growing digital media organization covering the social impact world for changemakers. Future of Good is the essential source of journalism, knowledge and analysis to gain insights on issues facing and trends shaping the social impact world. Tens of thousands of changemakers subscribe to Future of Good everyday to fuel their learning, development and decision-making. Future of Good’s groundbreaking summits on Black Leadership in Social Impact, Dismantling Digital Barriers and Transforming Funding Models have convened more than 5000 changemakers to learn, gain knoweldge and make a bigger difference at work and on the causes they care about.
Vinod is also the author of Future of Good’s annual Trends in Social Impact Report, a widely referenced annual essential briefing for changemakers on signals to watch. In addition to leading Future of Good, Vinod teaches a Master’s level course on the trends and debates shaping the future of philanthropy at Carleton University. Prior to launching Future of Good, Vinod oversaw strategy and business model development as the founding Managing Director of Rideau Hall Foundation, chaired by former Governor General David Johnston. He was Co-founder and Executive Director of Impact Hub Ottawa, the largest multi-sector coworking environment in Canada’s capital. Vinod also launched Canada’s social R&D network as a Fellow with SiG and McConnell Foundation working to strengthen R&D capacity in Canada’s non-profits. His ground-breaking work in social R&D is referenced around the world. Vinod has also worked abroad with various international development organizations.
Vinod is on the Advisory Board to the Equality Fund. He was designated as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, a winner of the prestigious Lewis Perinbam Award for social innovation, is a member of the Banff Forum and NEXUS communities, and is a recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canada.
Vinod is a regular commentator in the media, an invited speaker to conferences around the world on emerging trends in social impact, shifting narratives, social finance, innovation, philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility.