Eli is Chief Market Maker, leading BIFʼs development efforts and is responsible for the start up and scale of the Experience Labs. With over a decade of experience in building and leading social ventures, Eli is an accomplished social innovator with a deep knowledge of the new platforms required to catalyze and scale social innovation.

Eli joined BIF after serving as the Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Fund, a public foundation creating lasting change by investing in the power of women and the dreams of girls in Maine. Eli is a systems thinker with a proven track record building institutions — setting strategic vision and direction, raising capital, managing and developing partnerships and growing and integrating cross-disciplinary teams.

Before leading the Maine Women’s Fund Eli served as Chief Program Officer at GlobalGiving, the first online philanthropic marketplace that enables donors to find and fund social entrepreneurs around the world. Prior to GlobalGiving Eli served as the International Director for Ashoka’s Citizen Base Initiative, where she worked with social entrepreneurs from around the world on strategies to finance and scale their work.

Eli holds a MS in Strategic Design from New School, Parson’s School of Design and a BA in International Service from American University.