Bennett has a background as a technology entrepreneur, web developer, community leader, fundraiser, and business developer at leading social enterprises. Prior to joining Kiva, Bennett co-founded an open source e-commerce enterprise, led a coalition to establish an award winning arts education collaborative and Beacon School in San Francisco Richmond District, and worked as a web developer for search provider LookSmart. Bennett also served as Director of Institutional Development for TechSoup Global where he earned a grand prize from the Yale School of Management-Goldman Sachs National Nonprofit Business Plan competition for TechSoup Stock, an online product philanthropy service that went on to distribute over $1 billion in technology product donations to NGOs in 24 countries while generating nearly $20M.year in earned income to support the social enterprise’s mission of helping nonprofits achieve their mission through technology. Bennett leads strategic development initiatives at Kiva with major foundations and corporations including the Skoll Foundation, Omidyar Network, Google, Rockefeller Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, among others.
VP of Strategic Development