Allen Gunn Executive Director of Aspiration

Allen Gunn (Gunner) is Executive Director of Aspiration (www.aspirationtech.org), a nonprofit that works to see better software tools created to support other nonprofits working towards a better world. He has over twenty years of software development, senior management, and capacity building expertise, and has spent the last fifteen years exploring how technology can most effectively empower and support social justice causes. Drawing on engineering, teaching and volunteer experiences, Gunner is a technology strategist and facilitator in both the non-profit and corporate sectors who is passionate about helping non-profits and NGOs make better use of technology. He currently sits on the boards of The Ruckus Society (www.ruckus.org), Global Exchange (www.globalexchange.org), and Idealware (www.idealware.org), and is a firm believer in melding hard work with serious fun. His writings on creating participatory events can be found at http://www.aspirationtech.org/papers/creating_participatory_events.