One day, every nonprofit board will include a technical governance seat to responsibly harness the power of technology to maximize their impact.
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.
We believe that tech governance is critical to enabling and accelerating nonprofit progress.
We believe that technology industry leaders who serve as tech-focused board members can play a leading role in that progress by partnering with nonprofit CEOs to imagine and source the technology plans, concepts, tools, and teams nonprofits need to succeed.
We believe that many leaders in the tech industry can bring skills and expertise coupled with curiosity, humility, deep networks for information or pro bono expertise, and a drive for authentic impact tuned to the specific needs of the nonprofits they support.
And we believe that what these leaders need is the how: a defined role, a connection to the right nonprofit, and the playbook to kick off and continue a useful and fulfilling board service engagement.
Board.Dev is here to make that happen.
We’re sharing the resources and networks tech leaders need to serve effectively through the Board.Dev community, launching in 2024. Tech leaders serving as board members can tap this network for expertise, pro bono resources, and problem-solving; nonprofit CEOs can recruit board members or source ideas for change management across board and operations.
Learn more here.
We’re sharing the playbook nonprofit CEOs need to define the right technical board role, introduce the model to their current board, and recruit and manage a technical board member. Sign up to access resources, get on the list for upcoming webinars, and stay connected for our 2024 community launch. Learn more here.
Tech leaders are searching for more meaningful impact and community engagement opportunities, and board service brings a range of benefits to companies, from retention to innovation. We can help you activate your team in ways that make sense in your community. Learn more here.
Alethea Hannemann 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
Alethea Hannemann 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. She serves on two nonprofit boards.
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
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 enable everyone to safely use any technology.
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