Asha Curran

Asha Curran is Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y, which was recently named one of the 10 most innovative nonprofits by Fast Company, and a former Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab. Asha leads #GivingTuesday, the annual day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as well as a portfolio of global, digitally-driven initiatives including 7 Days of Genius, the Social Good Summit, the Ben Franklin Circles, and the Women in Power Fellowship. Asha is the recipient of the 2015 Social Capital Hero Award, was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by New York Business Journals, and is a Forty over 40 Women to Watch honoree. Asha also serves on the board of directors of, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil discourse and issues-driven journalism.

Posts by Asha Curran

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. The secret to the movement’s success may surprise you.

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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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