Re-imagining fiscal sponsorship and online fundraising for the digital age, Open Collective enables a new type of transparent, collaborative organisation.

I hold multiple roles, reflecting an inherently decentralised design.

Chief Operating Officer, Open Collective Inc

Open Collective makes the open source software platform fiscal sponsor entities use to provide services to their chosen community of Collectives.
 

Executive Director, Open Source Collective

Nonprofit based in the US, serving as fiscal sponsor to thousands of open source software projects and related communities worldwide.

Executive Director, Open Collective Foundation

Charity based in the US, fiscally sponsoring initiatives that increase access to education, make positive social impact, and improve civic participation. 

Founder, Open Collective New Zealand

Fund-holder for positive impact projects in Aotearoa New Zealand, enabling kiwi projects to operate without needing to incorporate.

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Dark Crystal, Co-founder, 2018
 

Back up your secrets using the trust in your social network, with a fully P2P decentralised app. Our first step in a bigger vision to make crypto and cypherspace more accessible to diverse people.

YWCA, Executive Officer, 2017
 

The YWCA empowers women, especially young women. I led national operations: funding, facilitating strategy, financial systems, reducing costs, and a complete website and communications refresh.

EHF Advisor & Selections, 2017-18

Bringing together visionary entrepreneurs, investors, and startup teams, to create positive global impact from New Zealand. International Fellows get exclusive access to the world's first impact-focused visa.

Loomio, co-founder, 2012-17

Worker-owned cooperative social enterprise startup making an open-source app to help groups make better decisions together.

As a co-founder I've touched every aspect, from the product design to the business model to governance. I've especially focused on organisational development, team development, transparency, telling our own story and the stories of our inspiring users, and interpreting best practice from facilitation into to the online space.

Enspiral, co-founder, 2011-17

Network of over 300 people & ventures using the tools of business & technology to get more people working on stuff that matters.

I helped grow Enspiral from a small collective of freelancers to an international network of ventures, experimenting with radically new forms of collaborating. I've focused on organisational development (structures, tools, policies), internal communications, governance, and innovating our internal economy. Served as director, executive director, member (co-owner).

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 also cofounded:

Collaborative funding tool that enables purpose-driven crowds to pool money and make decisions about how to spend it. Turns ideas into reality through collaborating with money.

International conference bringing people from technology, business, government, education, and civil society together to create a more open world. Applying principles of open source to all sectors.

Social lab for youth mental health and wellbeing, creating a flourishing society with technology, entrepreneurship, and community. Partnership of Enspiral and the Ministry of Social Development.

projects & activities
Tauiwi Tautoko

Tauiwi Tautoko

Countering racism online with an alternative narrative, with ActionStation.

Blog Series

Blog Series

Open Source transparent crowdfunding

Facilitator's Guide

Facilitator's Guide

What if we started from facilitation principles and worked toward understanding software? Applying key facilitation concepts in the online space.

Co-Op Handbook

Co-Op Handbook

Co-author and instigator. Open-sourcing Loomio's processes and policies for running a co-op without bosses.

Enspiral Handbook

Enspiral Handbook

Co-author and instigator. Open-sourced how Enspiral works, and kicked off documentation-driven leadership in the network.

Innovation Camp

Innovation Camp

Facilitator. Eco-hackers took over a castle in France for six weeks to live collaboratively and make open source hardware alternatives around COP21.

Self Help Group App

Self Help Group App

Advisor to a social enterprise making a digital tool for micro-finance savings pool groups in East Africa.

Open Data Coalition

Open Data Coalition

Advisor, consultant, facilitator.

Conference

Conference

Workshopped the role of digital tools with this intersectional global movement.

Community of Practice

Community of Practice

Management Innovation Exchange 'Mix Prize' two time winner and featured speaker in New York.

Startup Accelerator

Startup Accelerator

Mentor and advisor to sustainability startups out to reduce carbon emissions.

Community of Practice

Community of Practice

Presented on digital facilitation tools and techniques at the 2016 AFN conference.

Symposium

Symposium

Creativity in France & New Zealand. Featured speaker and welcome delegation member.

Sister City Initiative

Sister City Initiative

Founding member and supporter.

Global Movement

Global Movement

Advisor and supporter

Leadership Network

Leadership Network

Active member & Young Business Leaders Initiative participant in Thailand/Singapore.

Young Changemakers

Young Changemakers

Conference volunteer coordinator.

Startup Accelerator

Startup Accelerator

Mentor and advisor to social enterprise startups.

Staff Conferences

Staff Conferences

Presenter and facilitator, improving staff communication and connection between individuals, departments, and across campuses.

Conference & Events

Conference & Events

Initiator and co-organiser of a week of events catalysing the social enterprise ecosystem, including the first Social Enterprise Startup Weekend.

Conference Series

Conference Series

Co-organiser and facilitator, with the Ministry of Women.

Advisor

Advisor

Founding member, Young Managers Advisory Board.

GRIT Cambodia

GRIT Cambodia

Volunteer. Bringing education technology into schools in Phnom Penh.

Odanadi Seva Trust

Odanadi Seva Trust

Volunteer. Rehabilitating children rescued from human trafficking in India, and raising funds in New Zealand.

Past lives

Japanese Translator and Interpreter
2010-2011
Freelance, global

Technical, scientific, cultural, documents, & live interpreting.

Technical Support Team Leader
2008-2010
Bloomberg, London UK

Serving the financial sector. Bilingual English & Japanese.

Coordinator for Int'l Relations
2005-2008
Namerikawa City, Japan

Promoting multiculturalism through media, translation, and education.

BAs in Asian Studies & Fine Art
2001-2005
Northwestern University, Chicago USA

Double degree, plus a linguistics minor