Speaker - Rachael Chong

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Rachael is a social entrepreneur and a visionary leader. At the age of 24, alongside Susan Davis, Rachael helped start up BRAC USA by strategically utilizing pro bono talent. Fresh off this success, Rachael founded Catchafire in 2009 with a vision to create a more efficient and effective social good sector, and a world where it is commonplace to serve for the greater good. Under Rachael’s leadership, Catchafire is building a rapidly growing network of over 10,000 professionals and 2,500 social good organizations all across the United States, and has become the world’s largest online pro bono talent provider. Catchafire has been featured in The New York Times, Mashable, NPR, FOX Business, CNN Money, Crain's, Forbes, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Daily Candy,, and facilitated a series in partnership with Fast Company on The Future of Service in America. In 2012, Rachael received the prestigious NYC Venture Fellowship, the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award, and was named one of Fast Company’s most 100 creative people in Business 2012. She has a Masters of Public Policy Degree from Duke University and graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University. Born in Australia, Rachael grew up all over Asia. She loves all things outdoors, cycling, yoga and music festivals.

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Catchafire: Matching Nonprofits with Professionals

12.11.12 | 00:21:40 min | 0 comments