People & Organizations Brainstorm


  • service opportunities
    • Lenders for Community Development
      • Gwendy Donaker Brown
    • BuildFast
      • Sue Sweet
  • Kiva
  • OneWorld Health
  • Benetech
  • Delancy Street
  • Skoll Foundation
  • OneRoof
  • BRIDGE Housing
  • People's Grocery



  • Van Jones
    • Ashoka Fellow
    • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
    • ask Alli Chagi-Starr (Sophia)
    • "Green for All" Campaign
  • Heather McLeod Grant
    • advisor to the Center for Social Innovation, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and to leading nonprofits and foundations. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and an A.B. from Harvard University, and resides in the Bay Area with her husband and daughter.
    • Britt Bravo
      • Big Vision workshop


  • Muhammad Yunus
  • Bill Drayton
  • Brij Kothari
    • PlanetRead president
    • Ashoka fellow


  • Frank Levinson
    • Managing Director, Small World Group
  • Amy Jussel
    • ED, Shaping Youth
  • Villy Wang
    • Baycat
    • spoke in class the previous year


from Good to Great book launch

  • Christy Chin, Philanthropy Workshop West
  • Daniel Crisafulli, the Skoll Foundation
  • Kriss Deiglmeier, Center for Social Innovation
  • Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green
  • Bill Draper and Jenny Shilling Stein, Draper Richards Foundation
  • William Drayton and Susan Davis, Ashoka
  • Katherine Fulton, the Monitor Institute
  • Russ Hall & Chris Eyre, Legacy Venture
  • Suzanne Killea, Merrill Lynch
  • Sheryl Sandberg,
  • Leslie Crutchfield
    • Leslie Crutchfield is managing director of the Ashoka Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship, a research grantee of The Aspen Institute’s Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program, and a philanthropic advisor. She holds an MBA and an AB from Harvard University, and resides in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two children.

Sean Foote's leads (give him email intro text; remind him what he said he would do)
○ Eric Wright - Lenders for Community Development - making MF work in the US (can make intro)
○ Gibb Meyer - Entrepreneurs Foundation, founder (can't make intro):
§ 200 startups in the BA doing serivce projects
§ working on making the foundation self-sustaining w/ cut of pre-IPO stock
○ Omidyar Network - knows people who know people; could make intros
○ eBay Microplace (in beta): Tracy (also organizes SVMN)
○ Google Foundation
○ Salesforce Foundation - Mike Benioff
○ Acumen Fund - Stewart Davidson (founder) - his business partner @ Labrador
§ VC for social impact
○ Village Enterprise - Menlo Park
§ VC for social impact
○ Delancy St Foundation
§ what they're teaching is e; the foundation itself is fairly traditional

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