With more than 190 staff members and a long history, TechSoup Global is proud to have built and retained a talented, experienced and eclectic team. Our staff is a mix of highly-skilled technologists, seasoned business professionals, and long-time nonprofit sector leaders and visionaries.
Rebecca Masisak joined TechSoup Global in 2001 to launch and chart the growth of TechSoup Global's technology product donation program and award-winning social enterprise. After successfully establishing the program in North America, Ms. Masisak developed an international expansion model, which today serves an international NGO audience in 58 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Under Ms. Masisak's leadership, TechSoup Global has distributed nearly 11.9 million software and hardware product donations, from more than 90+ donors and technology providers, and enabled organizations worldwide to save more than US$3.9 billion for direct services. As CEO, Ms. Masisak has been instrumental in building TechSoup Global's capacity and reach to support the entire portfolio of TechSoup Global's programs for bringing products, information, human capacity, and resources to the communities who need them most.
Ms. Masisak speaks about social enterprise, global networks and data as a resource for civil society. She was awarded the Full Circle Fund's Full Impact Award in Technology in 2008. She co-leads the Social Enterprise Leadership Forum in the San Francisco Bay Area, heads the governance committee for the Telecentre.org Foundation's Board of Trustees and volunteers for the nonprofit organization S.A.G.E. (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship). Ms. Masisak obtained her MBA from the Columbia University Business School, and previously worked as a management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand for 9 years, and in leadership roles in several Internet businesses thereafter. She holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Croatia.
Mr. Ben-Horin created TechSoup Global (as "CompuMentor") in 1987 by tapping volunteer resources on the WELL, one of the first online communities. Over the past two decades, he guided the TechSoup Global evolution from a small, local nonprofit to a globally respected entity with more than 190 employees and a budget of US$28 million. TechSoup Global, through its global network of capacity-building NGOs, has provided product donations to more than 213,000 organizations in 58 countries, providing a total savings of $3.9 billion in IT expenses since the donation program began in 2002.
Currently, as Founder and Chief Instigator, Ben-Horin focuses on creating new opportunities for corporate, foundation, and nonprofit partners around the globe to optimize their social benefit impact by utilizing TechSoup Global's channel, resources, and relationships. He speaks and writes frequently on issues related to the underserved's access to technology.
In April 2009, Ben-Horin received the 2009 "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN). Presenting the award, Vince Stehle, Program Officer for the Nonprofit Sector at the Surdna Foundation, said, "[This award is] given each year to a person who has pushed the nptech community forward. This push might be in the form of innovation, or thought leadership. In the case of Daniel Ben-Horin, the 2009 recipient and co-CEO of TechSoup Global, it's both. Everyone who works in our field owes him a debt of gratitude for revolutionizing how we get and share software and information."
In July of 2009, Ashoka named Ben-Horin as one of its Senior Fellows. He also serves on the board of the Nonprofit Finance Fund. On four occasions, he has been named by the Nonprofit Times to its annual list of the 50 most influential leaders in the U.S. nonprofit sector.
His thoughts on technology, innovation and social change appear on The Huffington Post and on the Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog.