I come to the Wikimedia movement with a passion for strategic and high-impact grantmaking, collaborative work, and transparent decision-making. My background includes philanthropic activities and NGO programs, systems, and operations. I spent four years at CARE International with the Emergency Capacity Building Project, a collaboration between six of the largest NGOs working to improve humanitarian response. There, I led the knowledge management and learning portfolio and focused on increasing accountability to disaster-affected people. Prior to that, I worked for several years at the Global Fund for Children, managing the Eastern Europe and US grants and capacity building initiatives. Over the years, I have developed and served on a number of creative grantmaking programs, including a giving circle and several local, regional and national grants panels.
I have lived, worked, and traveled in about 40 countries, and speak Spanish and Portuguese and (hopefully) 'good enough' French. If needed, I always have a team building activity or an icebreaker ready to share.
I am the Community Resources team director at the Wikimedia Foundation. The Community Resources team works to increase the quantity, quality, diversity, and reach of free knowledge on Wikipedia and sister sites by providing grants and other resources to mission-allied organizations and people around the world. We work to build health communities and organizations that deliver impactful programs, innovate new ideas for programs and technology, and scale the most successful ideas. Before serving as the team director, I was the Senior Program Officer for the Funds Dissemination Committee's participatory grantmaking program.
- E-mail: klovewikimedia.org