Chelsa Bocci

Chelsa was part of the founding team at Kiva in 2005 and was responsible early on for establishing Kiva's global Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for leading Kiva's Marketing and Community teams, which includes Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Management, Community Engagement and Support. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.

Kiva Blog Updates

Nov 6, 2009

We want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who came out on Tuesday night to celebrate Kiva's 4th Birthday. The event was an incredible...

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Nov 4, 2009 KV Kiva HQ
We want to remind you that the first annual Educational Community Web Summit will be hosted by Campus Kiva and High School Kiva this Friday, November 6th. We are excited to announce that we will be joined by Kiva’s President, Premal Shah, and Jonathon Stalls, who will be walking over 2,000 miles in 2010 from Colorado to Maine in support of Kiva (that's right, think Forest Gump style)!

There will be a conference call portion of the summit, which will take place from...

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Nov 2, 2009

We’re pleased to announce that Kiva’s President, Premal Shah, is teaming up with Yoovolution for a one-of-a kind event, the world’s largest professional and self development conference held entirely in a 3D virtual world. Together, we’re pushing the boundaries of online interaction and networking.

And, you’re invited to be a part of it!

This first ever event is open to the entire Kiva community and is not to be missed. You are on the...

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Oct 30, 2009

Matt Flannery is currently sitting at #3 in the running for Huffington Post's Ultimate Game Changer! Vote for him now and lets help raise more awareness about Kiva's impact around the globe.

It's only one step to vote, click here.


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Oct 29, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

We are pleased to announce that on November 6th, 2009, Campus Kiva and High School Kiva will be pairing up to host the first annual Educational Community Web Summit. In addition to fantastic live guest speakers, including Kiva’s President, Premal Shah, and Jonathon Stalls, who is walking from Denver to Maine to support Kiva, we will be hearing from high school and college Kiva chapters nation-wide and microfinance...

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Oct 28, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva Gift Certificates are a fantastically innovative gift idea for the holidays. It's super easy to order personal Kiva Gift Certificates on our website by clicking here.

In addition to personal gift certificates, we're excited to announce the launch of Kiva Holiday Gift Certificates for companies. This new offering streamlines large gift certificate...
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Oct 15, 2009

Join 4 community enterprises, Kiva, Hub Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and The David Brower Center, as we celebrate the remarkable achievement of 4 years and almost 100 million dollars in loans that Kiva has realized since its creation.  

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Oct 15, 2009
Kiva is excited to announce that we have been chosen as Bluetooth’s charity partner in their Sharing4Caring campaign.  Bluetooth will donate up to $25,000 to Kiva for every person that clicks on the Facebook connect link... Continue Reading >>
Oct 13, 2009

Calling all New Yorkers! 

The Kiva...

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Oct 7, 2009


Congratulations!!

The first Kiva Lending Team to reach $1,000,000 in loans is the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious!

The team consists of almost 6,000 Kiva Lenders and together they have made 32,946 loans totaling
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