Nonprofit Technology Fellowship

Meet the thought leaders who are building the future of technology, innovation, and social impact


In 2019, Okta for Good launched the Nonprofit Technology Initiative - the foundation of our three-year commitment to invest $10 million out of the Okta for Good Fund. In 2021, we announced the Nonprofit Technology Fellowship as a new program within the Nonprofit Technology Initiative. Meet our previous Fellows here! We’re excited to welcome our third cohort of Fellows in the fall of 2023.

Fellowship experience & expectations

Technology is an increasingly important aspect of every nonprofit’s plan, and Okta for Good recognizes that the impact of any tech is ultimately determined by people: people who understand how technology can improve direct services, people with experience building and maintaining technology within nonprofits, people with the courage to share their wisdom with others. Accordingly, the goal of the Fellowship is to empower a diverse collection of rising nonprofit technology leaders to enrich the sector with their experience and become more effective strategic leaders within their organizations.

During the six-month Fellowship, Fellows develop at least one significant piece of content, which could include items such as an article, conference session, or internal presentation. Okta for Good supports Fellows with professional development through facilitated convenings, coaching, and networking in addition to providing a $25,000 grant to their organization. Cohort convenings are virtual and mandatory. A full schedule will be provided to Fellows upon acceptance.


  • Our goal is to form a cohort that is diverse in many ways. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
  • Candidates must be employed full-time by a 501c3 nonprofit (for US-based organizations) or your country’s equivalent. 
  • Candidates' jobs should be focused primarily or exclusively on technology.

The application period for the Nonprofit Technology Fellowship is now closed. Please revisit this page in Fall 2024 for detailed instructions on applying for the next cohort.

Past Fellows

Sarah Angel-Johnson
CIO, Save the Children
Edwin Goutier
Vice President, Innovation, United Way Worldwide
Francis Johnson
Managing Director of Technology Services, Tech Impact
Aine McGlynn
Charity Engagement and Success, CanadaHelps
Khuloud Odeh
CIO and Vice President, Technology and Data Science, The Urban Institute
Christopher Prince-Barry
Director of IT, DonorsChoose
Zerom Tesfay
Global IT System Delivery Manager, Mercy Corps
Amy Sample Ward
Patrick Anyanga
CTO, Afya Pamoja
Michael Boeglin
CIO, Mercy Corps
Poesy Chen
Innovation Director, Mobile Pathways
Virginia Dotson
COO, Anthos Home
Scott MacDonald
Lead Engineer, Callisto
Melanie Meyer
Managing Director, Nonprofit Technology Solutions, Tech Impact
Joel Urbanowicz
Senior Director, Digital Workplace Services, Catholic Relief Services
Nancy Yu
Deputy Executive Director, HURIDOCS
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