Since 1998, VolunteerMatch has put the power of technology to good use by enabling the social sector to unlock over $14 billion worth of volunteer time. The award-winning nonprofit service has complemented and co-existed with commercial technologies to become the web’s largest and most popular volunteer recruiting platform. It serves 130,000 nonprofits, a million interested volunteers a month, and has generated over $40 million in mission-related revenue from its legacy corporate volunteering product YourMatch.
Jude has more than 25 years of experience in technology, leadership and entrepreneurship in the private sector and in the world of social change. A seasoned organizational leader in social innovation, he has launched more than 100 consumer and enterprise products.
Before joining VolunteerMatch, Jude was responsible for the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and funding within the Skoll community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he led his team to quadruple grant making in one year in 2020, sustain those high levels in 2021, and redesign and launch their flagship Award program.
His team created a new COVID Emergency Fund in partnership with the organizations they serve: rapidly delivering $19M in emergency grants in 2020 and $10M in 2021. During his eight years at the Foundation, he represented Skoll across more than a dozen countries from the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya to Christ Church College in Oxford, England.
Jude's private sector background includes Amazon.com, where he was responsible for product management of the photos experience on the Amazon Fire, Amazon Drive and Checkout by Amazon. Prior to joining Amazon.com, he spent the majority of his high-tech career in startups of 5 to 150 people, including helping to start Trusera, a place on the web for people to share their personal medical experiences. At Trusera, he helped the CEO raise more than $3.2 million in angel investments and built the team that designed the original product from scratch. As a technology analyst at Gartner he discovered and later joined Aventail, an early pioneer in the internet security space, eventually sold to Dell Inc.
Jude earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors in History from Swarthmore College. He lives with his wife and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jude has volunteered in nearly every place he’s ever lived: working in homelessness in New York, Seattle and St. Paul; mentoring early career professionals in Silicon Valley and Stamford; and delivering trauma care and the occasional hot chocolate as a Ski Patroller in Lake Tahoe. During COVID-19, he helped direct traffic for a food distribution center that fed a 1000 families per day in San Jose.
The driving force behind VolunteerMatch is the passion, knowledge, and commitment of our team. Geographically, we span from coast to coast and bring decades of diverse personal and professional experiences. We are team inspired by a shared drive to change the world through volunteerism because we believe in the power of kindness.
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