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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Neil Kothari

    [img]/images/user/1842_9643284073612996122.png[/img] A senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Neil Kothari has been a valuable member of the Givology team. Leadership comes naturally to Neil - he serves as both the Student Body President and the Co-Director of the Peer Tutoring Center. One of his focuses is computer science - for his senior research project, Neil is developing an application that analyzes consumer complaint data regarding financial institutions. Growing up in Fairfax County, a suburb of Washington DC, Neil often worked on political campaigns, supporting various legislation important to him and his community. “Over time, I found the issues that resonated with me, one of which happened to be education,” he says. He also comments that with the rise of internet giants, technology and education are increasingly important. Neil has always had access to quality education. He states, “[Education] has given me the foundation I need to make an impa...
  • Grassroot Organizations

    Grassroot Organizations At Givology we connect with grassroots organizations across globe that impact the community through education and other basic needs for kids. We publish their high priority projects and help raise funds to fulfill their goals. Grassroot partners play important role at Givology. Let's examine what are grassroot organizations and what are the benefits of working with such organizations. Grassroots means: the common or ordinary people. Grassroot organizations or groups start locally. They form to address the specific cause which will impact the people in that locale. The tasks of the organization are usually done by volunteers. They motivate community members to get involved and take responsibility. These organizations employ bottom-up decision-making approach. They are powerful in bringing public attention to the issues. Benefits: Interactive: This kind of engagements create two-way relationship. They are direct link to the projects we donate to. We get reg...
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Kiley Williams

    There is a lack of doubt: Givology wouldn’t be the same Givology it is today without Kiley Williams who has been a core member of the team since the launch. In the fall of 2008, Kiley was introduced to Givology through a mutual friend he shares with co-founders Joyce Meng and Jennifer Chen. Since then, Kiley has been the powerhouse behind the technology team to deliver the best experience for our users and community. As a security architect as his day job, Kiley works with “the pre-sales and post-sales of technical client engagement,” commonly referred to as sales engineering. In Givology, he employs similar skillsets when mending the Givology website as well as when erecting the upcoming mobile app. “It has been tough, but we have been getting some great volunteers joining in to help with making sure we get our next iteration done well. It's exciting!” he said. Kiley spent his high school years at Randolph-Macon Academy, which he described as an “academically advanced military ...
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Avani Fachon

    [img]/images/user/1842_13531407254517760362.png[/img] Avani Fachon’s conviction in the importance of education started at a young age. Growing up in Boulder, Colorado, her parents instilled in her several of her beliefs, many of which are centered around the value of education. Avani believes her own education has played an invaluable role in shaping who she is today, developing her interests, passions, and personal worldview. “Education has taught me how to form original opinions and interpret the world around me through my own personal lens,” she said. These strong beliefs have led Avani to focus on Givology and the issue of accessible education. Currently a sophomore studying Biology at Bard College, Avani is an indispensible Givologist and is the Social Media Director / Chief Marketing Officer at Givology. She began her journey with Givology in August 2016 as a Development Intern, in search of an internship for a nonprofit. “I really admired Givology’s mission, vision, and impac...
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Vandana Subramanian

    Vandana Subramanian, a computer science major at Carnegie Mellon University, balances multiple roles as a core member of the Givology volunteer team. As the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and podcast interviewer for the Givology Impact Series, Vandana can be found working anywhere from coordinating recruitment and the onboarding process to featuring education leaders around the world in podcasts. A native to Northern Virginia/ DC area, Vandana was able to take advantage of the ample diversity of the educationational opportunities while growing up. In particular, she pointed out the heavy influence that her parents and teachers had on her-- “especially in cultivating my love for learning,” she said. As a result, she developed a strong conviction towards quality education for all, the motivation behind her devotion towards Givology. Vandana’s involvement with Givology started as an intern on the tech team. “It gave me a hands-on opportunity to learn about how a non-profit functions,”...