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Nancy Gofus
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A long-time veteran of the telecommunications industry, Nancy Gofus oversees the marketing, sales, product and strategy functions as chief operating officer of The Public Interest Registry (PIR), manager of the .ORG domain name. In this role, Nancy aims to expand PIR’s global presence as well as develop and execute marketing strategies that further grow the .ORG domain in existing and new markets.

Currently, Nancy serves as board chair of the national board for Volunteers of America – a national non-profit dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Previously, she served as senior vice president of global product management for Verizon Communications in 2009 and chief marketing officer at Verizon Business from 2006 to 2008. In that capacity, she was primarily responsible for delivering and communicating Verizon Business' value proposition by developing and overseeing the marketing strategy, advertising, brand management, and product management. Prior to the Verizon/MCI merger in 2008, she developed and delivered MCI's new generation of services, guiding the evolution of MCI's product line and helping companies make the transition from traditional data services to IP services.

A graduate of the College of William & Mary, Nancy also currently serves on the Foundation board of The College of William and Mary. Previous work experiences include time as executive vice president of marketing and customer care for XO Communications from 2000 to 2003. During her tenure, she helped drive the company’s growth from $250 million in revenues to over $1 billion.

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25 Years of Community and Philanthropy on the World Wide Web

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 5:37 PM

This month marks the 25th anniversary of World Wide Web, a platform that has forever changed the way we communicate, congregate, find and share information. For the non-profit community, the World Wide Web has done that and more by providing a platform where organizations can serve the greater good without...

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Online Giving in Times of Tragedy: Avoiding Charity Scams and Donating Safely

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 2:19 PM

When tragedy strikes, the human spirit doesn't falter. As witnessed with recent events including the Boston Marathon bombings, the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the garment factory building collapse Bangladesh, and the tornado devastation in Oklahoma, individuals and organizations emerge within those communities and across the world eager to...

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How the Internet Mobilizes People and Movements

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 11:12 AM

A woman wanted to help others learn about her favorite animal species and turned to an online encyclopedia: Wikipedia.org. A man sought to meet new people by recreating a popular childhood game online, and he started by posting a classified ad on a website: Craigslist.org. A small group of activists...

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Why Children Are Inspiring Social Movements

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 1:17 PM

Throughout the past decade, the idea of "doing good" has gone mainstream. More people than ever are becoming involved with social causes, and companies are quickly following suit by ramping up their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. While this heightened social awareness is nothing new, a trend has surfaced recently...

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