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About Us

CommunityConnect's mission is to enable nonprofits, governments agencies, foundations and mission-driven companies to generate fast, affordable, and reliable data from low-income communities through the innovative use of SMS technology.

Our Clients

We’re proud to serve nonprofits, government, foundations and mission-driven organizations. Some of our top-tier clients include:
Community Connect clients

Our History

We are a leader in the field of collecting data from low-income people. CommunityConnect is an initiative of GreatNonprofits. 

We have 10 years of experience in engaging low-income people using technology to provide feedback about social programs.

We’ve been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and spoken at conferences such as Data for Purpose and Data for Good. Our team includes human-centered designers, academic researchers, and engineers. 

Our funders include the California Endowment and Fidelity Charitable Trusts, and Stanford University.

The Team

Perla Ni

CEO, Founder of Stanford Social Innovation Review, Harvard JD

Jacob Model

PhD, VP of Research

Daniel Kadvany

Product Manager, Former Product Manager at BitTorrent & TrialPay

Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher

Advisor, Professor and ResearchDir. at Stanford School of Medicine

Sean Byrnes

Board Member, Former CEO at Flurry

Bill Crane

Board Member, Former VP of Engineering at LinkedIn

Jamey Power

Advisor, Former SVP at J.D.Power & Associates

Kevin Kearns

PhD, Advisor, University of Pittsburgh

Alana Conner

PhD, Advisor, Stanford SPARQ

Will Aldrich

Former SVP Product at Survey Monkey

Mike Linksvayer

Advisor, Former CTO at Creative Commons

Ivan Galea

Advisor, VP Business Analytics & Data Science at Box

To Tsang

Advisor, Dir. IT at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Susan Herman

Head of Human Resources

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