About Us

CommunityConnect Labs enables government and service providers to use mobile messaging to connect with hard-to-reach populations

Our Clients

We're proud to serve governments, nonprofits and foundations

State of Illinois
State of Minnesota
Commonwealth of Virginia
King County
City of San Jose
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Dollar Energy Fund
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Our Story

CommunityConnect Labs was created by the team behind GreatNonprofits after seeing the difficulties human services providers had connecting with hard-to-reach people.  We empower our clients through technology and expertise created through inclusive, human-centered design.

We have found that the most successful way to engage communities is to meet people where they are. Our engagement solutions leverage the existing routines and channels that community members use every day.

Technology: We provide mobile-first engagement solutions - including mobile messaging, interactive voice or mobile web.

Services: We provide strategic consulting and training to help our customers better connect and engage with underserved and hard-to-reach communities.


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Perla Ni
Founder & CEO

Perla is the founder and CEO of CommunityConnect Labs, the Census Outreach Project, and GreatNonprofits. Previously, she founded the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the leading journal on nonprofit management and philanthropy. She has served on the boards of Goodwill, America’s Charities and Network for Good. Perla holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from UC Berkeley.
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Daniel Kramer
Chief Operating Officer

Danny provides leadership and management for CCL's world-wide team.  He has over two decades of experience working in social impact: on political campaigns, as staff for elected officials, at non-profit organizations, and at for-profit companies.  Danny volunteers his time on several different non-profit boards and is active with youth organizations in his community.  Danny holds a BA from Stanford University.

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Rob Baker
Product Lead

Rob brings incredible talent, experience and commitment to social impact work. His entire career has been focused on technology for social impact. Most recently, he was the Director of the Program on Human Security and Technology at Harvard. He has also served as COO of Ushahidi, a Kenyan-based startup harnessing text messaging for crisis response and social change, Tech Lead for USAID, Operations Officer at the World Bank and a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow.
Nelson Pinto
Product Manager
Daniel Kadvany
Product Manager
Teeh Amaral
Senior Software Engineer
Eric Stone
Interim CTO
Alex Stefanescu
Systems Administrator
Ihor Palii
Software Developer
Andrea Lloyd
HR & Finance Manager
Grace Ching
QA Engineer
Sam Reeve
Program Associate
Michelle Centeno
Implementation Associate
Jett Hayward
Implementation Coordinator
Lawrence Sanfilippo
Vidhya Murugan
Freelance Contractor
Sahana Jayaraman
Armi Niguidula
Administrative Assistant / Research
Sang Mai Xuan
QA Engineer
Michael DeJesus
Customer Service
Paula Bagaporo
Kate Reilly
Implementation Associate

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