Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer
Dennis co-founded Feedback Labs. He has worked for over 30 years in international aid and philanthropy. He is also co-founder of GlobalGiving, the first global crowdfunding website, where he was CEO from 2000 to 2010. GlobalGiving has mobilized over $400 million for nearly 24,000 projects in 170 countries, fueled by hundreds of thousands of individual donors and 295 leading companies and foundations.
From 1986-2000, Dennis was an economist at the World Bank, where he worked in Indonesia, Russia, Papua New Guinea, and Niger on agriculture, housing reform, energy efficiency, structural adjustment, and innovation. His New Products Team created the Innovation and Development Marketplaces in the late 1990s.
Dennis has previously also been a Visiting Scholar at New York University, Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University, Professor of the Practice and Entrepreneur in Residence at UNC-Chapel Hill, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and economist at USAID and the Asian Development Bank. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.