Board.Dev is a community of purpose-driven tech leaders who are catalyzing and steering the emerging field of technology governance for the nonprofit sector. We are a social enterprise that partners with companies and nonprofits to level up tech governance in the social sector to ensure nonprofits can responsibly harness the power of technology.
We were founded in 2023 by the catalysts and architects of the pro bono service movement and the social impact team at Okta. We advocate for the field, conduct research, set technical governance standards, train leaders, host a community of practice and place tech leaders on nonprofit boards.
Alethea Hannemann is the CEO and Co-founder of Board.Dev, a social enterprise leading the field of tech governance in the social sector. She has extensive expertise in cross-sector collaboration, including building standard-setting programs at the Taproot Foundation, the nonprofit capacity builder that has delivered $100M in critical services to nonprofits and social enterprises around the world, and launching Taproot+, the first online marketplace for skills-based volunteering. She has also served as strategic advisor to social impact teams at companies like Okta, Google, and Splunk, and as COO of a $25M food access nonprofit. With co-founder Aaron Hurst, she wrote Powered by Pro Bono. Alethea started her career writing technical and product content in Boston and Silicon Valley, bridging the gap between brilliant engineers and the people who used their products.
Aaron Hurst is a serial social system entrepreneur who catalyzed the $15 billion pro bono service market as the founder of the Taproot Foundation. He most recently co-founded Board.Dev, a social venture working to catalyze the field of technical governance. Aaron has served on multiple nonprofit boards including BoardSource and Net Impact as well as an advisor to LinkedIn in the development of their member board placement strategy. Prior to Board.Dev, he founded and was CEO of the Imperative, a venture backed B Corp. He is the author of Powered by Pro Bono and the Purpose Economy as well as an Ashoka, Draper Richards Kaplan, and Manhattan Institute fellow. He began his career as a software developer and product manager in Silicon Valley.
Okta, the leading digital identity and access management company, partnered with us to advance their goal to build a safely connected world where everyone can belong and thrive.
OKTA IS COMMITTED TO:
- Using their voice and expertise to develop the field of tech governance
- Engaging their tech leaders on nonprofit boards