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What is Service Week at 1440?

09 Dec, 2019 | Posted by 1440 Multiversity

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Service Week

We love service week because…  


  • So many cool non-profits take over the 1440 campus 

  • So many awesome speakers grace the 1440 stage 

  • And we get to give back to the communities that sustain our communities! 


Once upon a time (May of 2017), 1440 Multiversity opened its doors to the public. Since then, we've hosted thousands of esteemed faculty and 100,000 fantastic visitors, but we've only done Service Week once before, so we're super-excited to host #1440serviceweek Dec 9 – 13.  


What is Service Week? 


For four days, we pause our regular programming and host (for free!) a diverse set of knowledgeable speakers giving inspiring lectures and workshops focused on leadership, social change, mindfulness, and so much more.  


And the best part? They're speaking and working with an audience made up of key personnel from nonprofit organizations across the Bay Area and the U.S, including: 



Why do we do it? 


Here at 1440, we believe in providing resources to those who might not otherwise have access. We recognize the importance of building community, avoiding burnout, and sparking innovation. Ultimately, service week is a thank you to those who do so much for so many. 


We see you, we hear you, and we honor you. 


Among the amazing speakers we have coming to #1440serviceweek: 


Jerry Colonna, Founder and CEO of, professional coach, and facilitator:  


"Strong back and open heart … It's giving a shit about people, purpose, meaning. It's working toward something greater than merely boosting your ego, greater than just soothing your worries and chasing your demons away. It's leading from within, drawing on the core of your being, on all that has shaped you." – Reboot by Jerry Colonna 


Learn more about Jerry Colonna by listening to this podcast from On Being:  


Guy Kawasaki, marketing genius, author, entrepreneur: 


"For entrepreneurs, the operative phrase is, "I pitch, therefore I am." Pitching isn't only for raising money—it's for reaching agreement, and agreement can yield many good outcomes including sales, partnerships, and new hires." – Guy Kawaski, The Art of the Pitch


Learn more about Guy Kawasaki on his new podcast Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People or on his website. 


Lynne Twist, co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance, and founder of The Soul of Money Institute:


"We listened to stories of heartbreaking violence and blocking of basic human needs. We found strength sharing our commitment to social justice, stopping impunity, and bringing humanitarian aid and support to some of the most desperate situations on earth." – Lynne Twist, Nobel Women's Initiative in Germany


Learn about her incredible work here. 


Want to learn about all of our incredible 1440 Service Week speakers? Find the full list here




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