Ideas
Growing Social Impact
Date:May 9th, 2016

When cutting edge strategy and technology intersect with the social sector, mission-driven organizations are able to magnify their reach and increase their impact. Presence CEO and Founder, Jason Monberg, is committed to aligning the top talent on his team with the needs of the social sector. To bolster this effort, he recently hired a new Director of Account Management, Marisa Lopez, to lead the Social Impact (SI) Practice.


Marisa Lopez has been working at the crossroads of technology, corporate philanthropy, and social impact for more than a decade. Her perspective on innovation in the social sector evolved over the course of ten years studying and working to protect some of the most delicate ecosystems on the planet. During her journey through experiential education, marine, and rainforest conservation, she learned first-hand about the myriad of challenges nonprofits must overcomes as they strive to alleviate poverty, protect the environment, improve public education, and make the world a better place. Twentieth century social causes need the best tools available, and because of this Marisa fell into the world of implementing Salesforce for nonprofit organizations in 2009. In early 2016, Marisa decided to join Presence, bringing her expertise in leveraging technology for nonprofits to the creative, strategic, and innovative team at Presence.


The fusion of Marisa’s background with the expertise of the Presence team will ignite a new paradigm of ideas and solutions by creating cutting-edge products and development approaches.


Why Social Impact? Why Presence?


Presence is a team of senior consultants who implement web, mobile, and internet technologies. Our SI Practice was formed with the goal of offering our expert services to nonprofits and B Corporations, empowering these organizations to better understand their constituents, forward their mission, and measure their impact.


Our team has the right skills and experience to enable social impact organizations to succeed in the 21st century. This includes decades of experience in nonprofit business analysis, software architecture, strategic consulting, and software engineering.


Our technical team, led by Sara Chieco and Eric Müller, are experts in solving challenges such as consolidating siloed databases (systems), implementing Salesforce for nonprofits, and developing digital and connected products.


Presence Social Impact is our practice focused on building software tools for the nonprofit, B Corp, and social impact space. We believe all organizations should have access to great technology - especially those working on some of the world’s toughest problems.


We are experts in analyzing nonprofit business processes and leveraging technology to make positive changes in efficiency and scalability. We have deep experience with many nonprofit programs and business models, including education, human services, and social entrepreneurship. We also have extensive expertise in many technologies, including salesforce.com, web, iOS, and Android development.


We’re passionate about the work we do, and the work you do. Whatever you’re seeking to build, we can help you do it.


Please reach out to sign-up for a complimentary Salesforce consultation, or to learn more about our services: marisa.lopez@presence.org.