Allyson Kapin

Co-founder

Allyson has been named one of the "Most Influential Women in Tech" by Fast Company, a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian, and "one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter" by Forbes for her leadership roles in technology and social media. Allyson is the Co-founder of Rad Campaign, and has helped hundreds of organizations and causes build hard-hitting campaigns and compelling websites focused on increasing advocacy, donations, and community engagement. Her campaigns have been recognized with several prestigious web awards and featured on several top media networks ranging from CNN to NPR to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is passionate about the intersection of social change with online technologies and social communities, a topic she deeply explores in her nonprofit bestselling book Social Change Anytime Everywhere, co-authored by Amy Sample Ward of NTEN. The book is an action-oriented guide that shows nonprofits how to build and mobilize their communities through multifaceted campaigns, and by integrating online channels with offline tactics.

As the founder of Women Who Tech, Allyson brings together women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. She has produced several Women Who Tech TeleSummits packed with the most inspiring tech changemakers, disruptors, and startup entrepreneurs, ranging from Arianna Huffington, Founder of Huffington Post, to Rashmi Sinah, co-founder of SlideShare. In 2015, Allyson launched the Women Startup Challenge in partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist and craigconnects to help fund and showcase women-led startups who focused on solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet.

Allyson sits on the Advisory Board for the Anita Borg Institute and NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference Planning Committee. She speaks at conferences across the U.S. ranging from SXSW to Personal Democracy Forum, NTEN, and BBCON. Previously, Allyson was a blogger for FastCompany.com focusing on trends in technology.

January 22, 2017

The Greatest Photos and Messages from the Women's March and Protests

Social justice organizations are now faced with harnessing the energy from the marches and protests. 

November 3, 2016
Will Voters Be Denied the Right to Vote in the US Election?

New Poll Reveals Whether Americans Think This Election Is Rigged

There has been a lot of talk about the election being rigged, about dead people voting, and about registered voters being denied the right to vote. What do Americans really believe is going on? And where do Clinton voters and Trump voters stand?

August 3, 2016
Angry Eyes Graphic

New Poll Reveals Online Harassment on Social Networks Hasn’t Decreased in Two Years

The findings call into question the priority and resources social networks place on responding to harassment.

July 8, 2016
Screenshot of Facebook one-click to donate button

Is Facebook’s One-Click Donate Button a Game Changer?

Facebook recently rolled out its one-click donate button for nonprofits.

July 8, 2016
Screenshot of Spendrise

Spendrise: New Platform Helps You Spur Change Where You Shop

Using this app is a simple way to create social change.