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The Principal of Internaut Consulting, Jonathan Peizer, has over two decades of experience in strategic planning, and successful execution of projects employing a broad array of technologies. His forte is identifying needs and applying the appropriate strategic solutions to meet them in international, cross-cultural settings in over 75 countries.

 

Board Positions: Present

Major Initiatives & Experience Include:
Greentealovers
A profitable, socially responsible eCommerce business, Greentealovers.com to sell premium green teas, white teas and teaware from Japan and China. This initiative was also used to develop marketing and implementation strategies necessary to create a viable online business and apply them to other projects Internaut Consulting is associated with as well. As with the many other services offered, the eCommerce advice provided by Internaut Consulting is learned through its own experience.


OSI Global Internet Program Developing and managing the Open Society Institute's (Soros Foundations) globally recognized Internet Program; one of the first initiatives to use the Internet to acheive social impact globally. He developed the 40+ country Soros Foundation Network's operational IT strategy, and with its global Internet Program provided connectivity, training and content to over one million people globally. This involved managing a budget of 35 millions dollars and ultimately raising 25 million dollars more in third-party partnerships. The work included setting up Internet service providers that first met a social mission and then evolved into sustainable and profitable commercial ventures.


Media Development Loan FundThe Principal assisted the Media Development Loan Fund, a Soros affiliate, in creating the Center for Advanced Media in Prague. The center provides advanced training and product development in digital media to a variety of independent media institutions throughout Central & Eastern Europe and is involved in services for entities in Southeast Asia and the Middle East as well.


AspirationFounding Aspiration, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting other nonprofits with software solutions that help them meet their missions. Aspiration identifies problems and opportunities in the nonprofit software arena and fosters relationships, delivery systems, and sustainability strategies with nonprofits and their technology support organizations around the world. It does this through through facilitation, training and its online platform Social Source Commons.


CapaciteriaDeveloping Capaciteria, a comprehensive, peer-reviewed searchable online directory of administrative capacity resources specifically targeting nonprofits. The online resource promotes peer review, allowing members to comment on, rate and add individual resource links. It is designed to assist the entire nonprofit sector leverage its own capacity using the trusted source networks of information it relies upon to qualify information on Capaciteria. You can find out more about this resources in the resource section of this site.


The Dynamics of Technology for Social Change Aspiration and Capaciteria are both operational outgrowths of the many articles Jonathan has written for journals, book chapters and online media outlets. His writing cover topics including technology, capacity, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. Jonathan is also the author of The Dynamics of Technology for Social Change, Understanding the Factors that Influence Results:Lessons Learned from the Field.


Prior Work Experience Prior to joining the Soros Foundations Jonathan worked for Cheyenne Software as its Director of Systems and for AFS International where, as an active member of executive management team, he managed a dollar I.S. staff providing support to headquarters and 55 offices globally. He began his career at Citicorp as an associate manager using one o fthe first implementation of PC's project manage the automation of a major manual asset safekeeping function tracking $11 billion in securities.


Board Positions Jonathan has served on many nonprofit, philanthropic and private sector boards and advisories, sometimes as chairman including: Aspiration, Innovation Funders Network, MDLF- CAMP , DNT Technologies, ITC Technologies, Media Rights, Soros Medical Internet & Library Boards, Markle Foundation Advisory Board and the American Forum.

 


Association Membership Jonathan has been, or is a current member of, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, the Innovation Funders Network, the Institute of Management Consultants, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Organizational Development Network.