The Generosity Experiment – in honor Jay Jaboneta’s selection as an Acumen Fellow! Congrats!

Jay Jaboneta Jay is from the Philippines, and has worked with the Philippine government in the Presidential Communications Operations Office as New Media Head, with Procter & Gamble as an Accounts Manager, and with Australia & New Zealand Banking Group as a Marketing and Sales Analyst. Jay is also the Co-Founder of the Yellow Boat Project. He holds a B.S. in Commerce from Ateneo de Davao University.

Our Experiments with Generosity

May 3rd, 2012 by Sapna Shah and Prateek Kanwal

In 2009, Sasha Dichter ran a  ’Generosity Experiment’, an attempt to say yes in a world where you often hear ‘NO’. It quickly turned into a worldwide phenomenon, and became part of a broader effort to reboot Valentine’s Day as “Generosity Day” in order to reconnect the day to the core ideas of love and[…..]

Announcing Acumen Fund’s Global Fellows Class of 2013!

May 3rd, 2012 by John McKinley

Fellows 2013 Class

We are proud to announce the Class of 2013 Global Fellows, a group that represents eight countries, speaks 11 languages, and brings a depth of global experience ranging from software engineering at Google to directing operations at a fashion house in Saudi Arabia.  This dedicated cohort is the latest addition to a growing network of[…..]

The Generosity Experiment

In this inspiring talk at the NextGen:Charity conference, Sasha Dichter of the Acumen Fund shares the results of his month-long "Generosity Experiment" where he said "yes" to every request for help.

Sasha Dichter is director of business development at Acumen Fund, a nonprofit VC for enterprises serving the poor. He is the author of the "Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs" and a blogger on philanthropy and social change

Speakers Sasha Dichter: Nonprofit VC

Sasha Dichter is director of business development at Acumen Fund, a nonprofit VC for enterprises serving the poor. He is the author of the "Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs" and a blogger on philanthropy and social change.

Why you should listen to him:

Sasha Dichter is the Director of Business Development at Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital fund that invests in enterprises that serve the poor.  In this role, he leads up capital raising globally for Acumen Fund, including executing a successful $100M capital raise, serving as the point person for Acumen Fund’s Partner community, and heading up global partnerships for Acumen Fund including global expansion.  Sasha is a member of Acumen Fund’s leadership team and the author of the Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs. He blogs about generosity,philanthropy and social change athttp://sashadichter.wordpress.com.

Before Acumen Fund, Sasha worked as Global Manager of Corporate Citizenship at GE Money, expanding financial offerings to underserved communities globally; and as a Senior Program Manager at IBM, spearheading the company’s corporate citizenship strategy and launching a leadership program for school administrators. Sasha began his career as a management consultant for Booz & Company in the telecommunications practice, based in New York but working primarily in Latin America and Europe.  He’s also had stints with the microfinance group of Bank Rakyat Indonesia and with the venture-backed Navic Networks, recently acquired by Microsoft.

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