How does a World Bank employee go on to co-found a charitable organization that democratizes aid and philanthropy around the globe? Mari Kuraishi tells the story of Global Giving.
“It is much easier to face challenges when you feel like you are part of us,” she said. “This accidental discovery is really the only thing that allows me to stand in front of you today and claim to be a social entrepreneur.”
Before launching GlobalGiving, Mari worked at the World Bank where she managed and created some of the Bank’s most innovative projects including the first ever Innovation and Development Marketplaces, and the first series of strategic forums with the World Bank’s president and senior management. In 2011, she was named one of Foreign Policy’s top 100 Global Thinkers for “crowdsourcing worldsaving.”