Areas of Expertise: Sustainable revenue, cross-sector impact, social entrepreneurship
Jess Feingold, she/her, is co-CEO of Common Future and an expert in sustainable revenue, cross-sector impact, and social entrepreneurship. She assumed the role of co-CEO after five years as Chief Strategy Officer, where alongside the CEO, she led a rebrand and financial turnaround, forging the path that led the organization to receive the Skoll Award for Social Innovation in 2022. She brings expertise in brand strategy and positioning, grant and capital raising, storytelling and influence—all in service to building a more equitable economy.
Prior to Common Future, Jess was Director of Development at Kiva.org, where she led corporate impact campaigns and the launch of the World Refugee Fund. Previously, as the Director of Partnerships at Ashoka Changemakers, she brokered unlikely collaborations between Fortune 500 companies and leading social entrepreneurs. With 15+ years of experience in social enterprise leadership, Jess has been a co-founder of LiV and served on the founding team of Move This World; she has advised dozens of other leading impact organizations.
Jess serves on the board of Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, which runs the Dance Italia residency and Motore592 performance space. She is a RYS-200 yoga teacher, contemporary dancer, and ceramicist. Jess holds an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA from the University of Virginia.
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