Since 2010, Plywood People has walked alongside hundreds of people and projects doing good: offering content, curriculum and community to help them launch and sustain.
Jeff Shinabarger is a social entrepreneur and author. His project Gift Card Giver and his books More or Less and Yes or No have been featured by CNN, USA Weekend, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Huffington Post, Christianity Today and Relevant Magazine.
Jeff creatively led Catalyst for eight years, he is the co-founder of Q, and he has spoken at TedX, Pecha Kucha, Creative Mornings, Catalyst, and Q Ideas.
Because of his work in the social entrepreneurship space, he found that people were always telling him about their ideas or introducing him to someone with an idea that was ready to launch. He started referring to this group of problem solvers as "Plywood People", as plywood - often used to cover broken windows or potholes - always found itself solving a problem. He formalized this community of start-ups doing good in 2010 with the launch of Plywood People, a 501c3 organization.
Jeff is currently the Executive Director of Plywood People, and he has a vision to make Atlanta a center for social innovation.
OUR board of directors
Owner, Wash Me Fast
Board Chairman, Plywood People
VP Strategy & Business Development, Brown Bag Marketing
Co-Founder, Monday Night Brewing
Managing Director, Ronald Blue & Co.
Tuere K. Butler
Congressman John Lewis/U.S. House of Representatives
Founder of Boosterthon
Founder of See Beautiful
Founder and Executive Director, Break Into Business
Principal, Canvas Planning
VP Menu Strategy & Development,
President, Urban Oaks Builders
President, Forum for Theological Exploration
Executive Director of Plywood People