CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
After years of observing how social entrepreneurs harness the power of communities worldwide, Charlie created a network methodology and practice for all organizations growing their brand or cause. His network strategies, customized for an organization’s unique context, identify and activate communities, uniting the communities and organization in a shared purpose. A network strategy is essential for any organization responding to tectonic shifts in identity, information and power.
Charlie’s approach, Community Centered Design, has been featured in Rotman Management Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, FastCoExist.com and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Previously the executive director of Ashoka’s Changemakers, Charlie led his team in pioneering open innovation for social change—developing a new paradigm for prizes and building a global online community of 100,000 innovators that has garnered more than $50 million in philanthropic funding.