About Us

CommunityConnect Labs' mission is to enable nonprofits, governments agencies, foundations and mission-driven companies to generate fast, affordable, and reliable data from low-income communities through the innovative use of SMS technology.

Our Clients

We’re proud to serve nonprofits, government, foundations and mission-driven organizations. Some of our top-tier clients include:

CommunityConnect Labs clients

Our History

We are a leader in the field of collecting data from low-income people. CommunityConnect Labs is an initiative of GreatNonprofits. 

We have 10 years of experience in engaging low-income people using technology to provide feedback about social programs.

We’ve been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and spoken at conferences such as Data for Purpose and Data for Good. Our team includes human-centered designers, academic researchers, and engineers. 

Our funders include the California Endowment and Fidelity Charitable Trusts, and Stanford University.

The Team

Perla Ni
CEO, Founder of Stanford Social
Innovation Review, Harvard JD
Jacob Model
PhD, VP of Research
Sean Byrnes
Board Member,
Former CEO at Flurry
Bill Crane
Board Member, Former VP of Engineering at LinkedIn
Daniel Kadvany
Product Manager,
Former Product Manager at BitTorrent & TrialPay
Alana Conner
PhD, Advisor, Stanford SPARQ
Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher
Advisor, Professor and Research Dir. at Stanford School of Medicine
Kevin Kearns
PhD, Advisor, University of Pittsburgh
Mike Linksvayer
Advisor, Former CTO at Creative Commons
Jamey Power
Advisor, Former SVP at J.D.Power & Associates
To Tsang
Advisor, Dir. IT at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ivan Galea
Advisor, VP Business Analytics & Data Science at Box

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