Ray has over 20 years of experience in the business and non-profit sector. Providing nonprofit leadership for eleven years in Hawaii before re-locating to Utah, he served as the Executive Director of Ohana Makamae Inc. in Maui, and as Board President of Ma Ka Hana Ka `Ike, a nationally recognized, building and trades program for “at risk” youth. Prior to his work with non-profits, he worked in the telecommunications and entertainment industries. Awards: 2009 State of Hawaii – Governor’s Innovation Award for Nonprofits, 2008 Maui- Executive Director of the Year, 2005 Outstanding Community Service Award, 2004 State of Hawaii - Collaborative Nonprofit Leader of the Year.
Ben received his BA in Politics and Society from the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2010. While attending school, he served as a writing tutor for the university. This experience has developed a deep appreciation for the role that education must play in each individual’s life. This passion motivates him to create as many opportunities for those underserved to receive the fair treatment that they deserve. He sees Grassroots.org as an outlet to realize this goal in working with the numerous non-profits connected to the site, so that they may better serve their communities.
Ever since his return to New York City, Rob has been navigating this city's tech community and learning a lot about digital value. When he is not blogging about transportation issues, taking Skillshare classes and indulging in his favorite texts, Rob is making sure that all of Grassroots.org's members are taking advantage of the organization's free capacity building tools and tech services. To him, Grassroots.org is a great market place for social innovation. He hopes to expand and improve this market place so social innovation becomes more accessible.
Parag is passionate about building capacity and enabling technology in the non-profit world. For the past five years, he has worked on various initiatives for organizations in Chicago and New York City, from constructing knowledge management systems to implementing operational strategies. Parag previously worked for J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank and currently works in technology-focused private equity. Parag studied Mathematics, Economics, and History at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Scott has been with Grassroots.org since 2008, working at many levels of the organization. Although he often participated in volunteer work as a teen, it was not until he began his internship at Grassroots.org that he realized his true passion for nonprofits and helping others. Scott believes Grassroots.org has a unique opportunity to really cultivate social change and truly influence the impact of thousands of nonprofit organizations doing great work all across the world.
Mickey stays awake at night dreaming of a community where nonprofits, donors, and volunteers connect. He leads the GR development team with the ultimate goal of realizing this vision. For about a decade erstwhile, Mickey led NTT/Verio in building, operating, and managing their East Coast Network. When not making the world a better place, he and his dog sail the Chesapeake bay and beyond, or trudge along the Appalachian mountains, or find some other Suitable Adventure.
Marketing and Communications Intern
Mademoiselle Marine Porcherot has always been curious about how to attract new donors and sponsors in the nonprofit field. After having received her B.A. in Marketing in France, she wanted to work with Grassroots.org's team to help them as a strategic planning intern. By participating in the expansion of Grassroots.org's services, she is convinced that Grassroots.org will be the best platform for nonprofits to receive free services, thanks to trust-worthiness and quality partnerships.