Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher and advisor for causes and companies on social movements and issue engagement. He regularly speaks around the world on how causes and companies can drive public interest for social issues.
He is the author on three books, The Corporate Social Mind: How Companies Lead Social Change From the Inside Out, published by Fast Company Press, Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change and Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement.
Derrick is recognized as a leading researcher in cause engagement, and his work is regularly cited by such outlets as Forbes, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal and as a reliable source of data on today’s cause engagement. He leads the research team for Influencing Young America to Act, a study of how young adults (18-30) are influenced by and influence others to support social issues and movements.
During the prior 10 years, he led the research team for the Millennial Impact Project, producing the comprehensive Millennial Impact Reports on how the generation has engaged with causes from varying perspectives.
Derrick currently splits his time between INFLUENCE|SG and the Ad Council. He is managing director of INFLUENCE|SG, a social movement design studio working with leading brands and causes to research, ideate and test new movement approaches, and managing director of Ad Council Edge, the Ad Council’s strategic consulting division that advises during the formative stages of public engagement programs.
Derrick teaches at the Impact Lab at the Skoll Centre, Saïd Business School, Oxford University and is a guest lecturer at Indiana University. He is a member of the Ad Council’s Advisory Committee, on the Board of Trustees at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and a contributor to Philanthropy News Digest.