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Asha Curran

Asha Curran is CEO of GivingTuesday, the global generosity movement. She was formerly Chief Innovation Officer and director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, which was named one of the 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits by Fast Company, and where she spearheaded initiatives including the Social Good Summit, the Ben Franklin Circles, and the Women inPower Fellowship. She is the recipient of the 2015 Social Capital Hero Award, was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by New York Business Journals, and was a 2017 40 Over 40 Women to Watch honoree. Asha serves on the board of directors of, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil discourse and issues-driven journalism at The Guardian; and the Scout Film Festival, which amplifies the work of teen filmmakers. She was included in the 2019 Power and Influence Top 50 released by the Non-Profit Times. Asha is a former Non-Resident Fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab.

Posts by Asha Curran

Crowdfunding a Space for Civic Engagement

GivingTuesday’s Asha Curran explains how the movement has inspired a new generation of donors.

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How #GivingTuesday Transcended Borders

GlobalGiving’s Marlena Hartz interviews one of GivingTuesday’s chief architects, who explains how peer learning has seeded a new global ecosystem.

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#GivingTuesday Data Collaborative

Podcast and Transcript: Lucy Bernholz, Asha Curran, and Josh Levy discuss building a governance plan and digital infrastructure for giving data worldwide.

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#GivingTuesday: The Origins

Asha Curran, one of #GivingTuesday’s chief architects asks, “How best to gestate a movement like this and take it to scale, creatively, and responsibly?”

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