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

May 15, 2009
Kiva has been selected as one of the hottest startups of 2009 and will be honored as a TiE50 winner! The competition was fierce with nearly 1,200 highly qualified companies nominated and only ten from each of the five focus segments were selected as winners. Thanks to your votes, Kiva was judged to be an exceptional emerging startup in the Consumer Web focus segment. Thank YOU for helping us...
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May 13, 2009
Kiva recently gained ownership of the official "kiva" name on Twitter, and we want to let people know where they can find us!  To help get the message out, we're launching a campaign this Friday the 15th as part of "Follow Friday."  For those not familiar, "Follow Friday" is a trend on the micro-blogging service Twitter where people recommend other users on Twitter that are worth Following.  We'... Continue Reading >>
May 12, 2009
For those in the SF area, come meet Kiva's newest class of Fellows before they depart to the field next Wednesday night. Open to the extended Kiva community and the local microfinance and social entrepreneurship community. 

Drinks will be available to purchase. Street level parking is available. See here for party details.

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May 7, 2009
Join the Kiva Community in San Francisco on May 23rd! The Go Game is an all-out urban adventure game using cell phones and flip cameras. Out teams will compete by following clues on wireless devices and hints planted in unlikely places, which guide teams to wacky missions. This game is the "Kiva FUNdraiser Movie Game." Teams will create a short movie as part of their missions.

100% of the registration fees ($30) will benefit the Kiva Fellows Program to help train our volunteer Kiva Fellows who spend 10...
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May 5, 2009
Kiva is one of 150 finalists for the TiE50 awards selected from 1,200 nominees!  Together, let's put Kiva on the map as one of the hottest 50 emerging companies today.  

So, vote now to help ensure Kiva makes the Top 50- there will be 10 winners in each of the five segments.  Voting closes this Thursday on May 7th, so hurry! 
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Apr 17, 2009
Hugh Jackman is giving away 100K to one person's favorite charity via Twitter. So, if you're on Twitter and want to help us give a face to, it's time to share that love and show him what our favorite non-profit is!

View his original tweet hereand remember, we have to convince him by using only 140 characters or less. It's time to unleash the Tsunami on Hugh Jackman, let the games begin!
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Apr 6, 2009

You can have fun and help at the same time!

Kiva is teaming up with Go Game for a fundraiser event on Saturday, May 23! 100% of the profits will go to the Kiva Fellows Program to help provide training and financial assistance to our volunteer Kiva Fellows working with our Field Partners around the world.

The Go Game is a fun, interactive, high-tech game in which teams compete to accomplish missions. It uses technology to facilitate real, meaningful interactions that foster creativity, collaboration and above all, fun! Without fail, these...
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Mar 25, 2009
Matt, Premal and Bennett are in London this week for the Skoll World Forum and they've decided to host a Kiva awareness party!! 

Come join them this Friday night at 8pm at the Aragon House to help celebrate!  Please help spread the word to friends and family in the area and see here for more event details.  
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