Britt Lake

(she/her)

Chief Executive Officer

At Feedback Labs, Britt leads a team working to change the norms in development, aid, and philanthropic policy to be more responsive to the people those policies aim to help. A founding member of Feedback Labs in 2014, Britt joined the organization as CEO in April 2019. Prior to this role, Britt was a member of the executive team at GlobalGiving, the world’s first and largest global crowdfunding community. During her 12 years at GlobalGiving, Britt helped grow the organization to raise $400 million in support of thousands of community-led organizations in 170+ countries. She also built and managed the Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving, which granted millions of dollars in small grants to local groups working to rebuild their communities after natural disasters and humanitarian crises.

Britt has also worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and with a variety of nonprofits throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Britt holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Cape Town (South Africa), and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.

Core Belief

Good ideas can come from anywhere, anyplace, at any time.

Feedback Superpower

Giving people space to feel comfortable giving honest feedback.

Management Mantra

Work with smart people, then trust them to do what makes the most sense.