DotOrg Foundation Advisor



Bob Ellsworth
DotOrg Foundation
5200 Ellicott Court
Centreville, VA 20120
  - Operations Research and Systems
Engineering, Virginia Tech

Snapshot of Relevant Experience

10 Years     Work Within Non-Profit/Non-Commercial Sector
8 Years       Product Development and Management
8 Years       Business Operations
6 Years       Internet Industry Experience




Network for Good
San Francisco, CA

Acting COO
(November 2001-February 2002)
Director of Non-Profit Development (February 2002 to present)
Network for Good is a non-profit that is uses Internet technology to find more effective ways to get more people involved in e-Philanthropy. Network for Good is funded by AOL Time Warner, Cisco Systems, Yahoo! and the Kellogg Foundation. Network for Good has over 850,000 non-profits in its database and has processed over $10 million in donations and matched over 22,000 volunteers since its launch in November 2001.

Mr. Ellsworth was responsible for all start-up responsibilities of Network for Good, assisting the CEO and interfacing with the Board of Directors during his tenure as the acting COO for the organization. He coordinated all legal, marketing, business planning, provided financial oversight and created core policies and operational standards for the organization as it grew from a staff of two to over twenty. He recruited his replacement and insured that proper controls were put in place for the transition.

Currently, Mr. Ellsworth is responsible for working with its non-profit partners (such as the Red Cross, Independent Sector and NetAid) and its non-profit advisory board (which includes World Wildlife Fund, Community Foundations of America, America’s Second Harvest and the Kellogg Foundation.) He is also responsible for developing corporate and foundation fundraising strategies, business case scenarios and financial models, and working with leaders in both the for-profit and non-profit sector in enhancing Network for Good’s offerings, outreach, distribution and profile.

Additionally, Mr. Ellsworth is responsible for finding innovative and cost-effective methods to build coalitions and support in the non-profit community. He is also a primary resource for the organization in its efforts to develop products that will make a positive impact in the non-profit marketplace.

ePhilanthropy Foundation
Washington, DC

Founding Member, Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Mr. Ellsworth was a founding member of the ePhilanthropy Foundation, an influential organization leading the e-Philanthropy revolution. He was responsible as its charter Secretary and recruited other board members. He currently heads the Website and Marketing Committee and serves on the Executive Committee.

Other board members include leaders from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Professionals, American Institute of Philanthropy, United Way Tri-State and leading non-profit organizations and for-profit service providers from around the world.
Washington, DC
December 1998-September 2001

President and CTO, Member Board of Directors
Mr. Ellsworth founded and led the technology development for, a pioneering on-line fundraising company that was sold to Votenet Solutions in September 2001. He was instrumental in creating its strategic technology and business plans and in securing venture funding for the company.

He was responsible for the staff of 45 technology, finance, legal, client services, operations, sales and administrative personnel, reporting directly to the CEO, the Board of Directors and Investors. He created and drove new e-business lines for the company, including advanced products to do on-line fundraising, on-line volunteering, targeted e-mail, event ticketing, on-line merchandising and on-line polling that are compliant with all laws governing non-profit, political and advocacy fundraising. The systems were responsible for generating $11.2 million in contributions in for 409 organizations. Additionally, he created and oversaw a $2 million project to create a very advanced Donor-Advised Fund management system for the non-profit industry. The system allowed the trust managers, donor-advised account holders and the non-profit organization to manage their information using Internet technologies.

Mr. Ellsworth was responsible for developing partnerships with leading e-Business solution providers to augment eContributor’s products and services. Conduct evaluation on these solutions, including analysis of potential sales gains, ROI, technology capability and market reach. He was a frequent speaker at major non-profit conferences and events and was a noted expert on on-line fundraising and Internet technologies for non-profit organizations. He provided numerous media interviews for print and television about the non-profit sector, the company and its strategic vision.

Adeon Technologies
Fairfax, VA
July 1998-December 1998

Founder, President/CTO
Mr. Ellsworth founded Adeon Technologies, a boutique technology firm that created Internet technologies for communities. He led the design and conceptualization of a unique community portal Infrastructure system including content editing, community chat, discussion areas, eCommerce and classified advertising areas. He was responsible for the business plan for the company and the revenue models for the plan.

As the CTO, he was responsible for all code and document development, designing and installing the network systems, web servers, production servers, testing and quality control plans.

Dakota Technologies Corporation
Fairfax, VA
December 1992-July 1998

Mr. Ellsworth founded Dakota Technologies, a consulting company that focused on providing technical services to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Head Start Programs. The company held over $10M in contracts with the Government and private sector clients either as the prime or as a subcontractor. Dakota was responsible for managing over 15 people at three locations. He was responsible for all management, financial, human resources, proposal creation and technology support tasks in the company.

Mr. Ellsworth, in 1996, designed and created the first Internet-based peer review system for the Head Start Grant Review process, allowing reviews to be done more efficiently and accurately. Additionally, he provided Internet consulting services for several e-Commerce start-ups and established corporations moving operations on-line. He oversaw the design and creation of a sophisticated, customized accounting system for a large Government contractor that included over 20 modules, including AP, AR, Payroll and Project Budgeting. He was responsible for creating and managing a database of over 75,000 conference participants and invitees, including providing database-merging programs, updating addresses using USPS databases and creating mail merge files.

As part of his duties, Mr. Ellsworth managed contract budgets, reducing project costs by over 15% per year even as the scope of the project increased, managed subcontractors’ performance, and grew the company by over 50% per year in revenues and staff.

Xaloy, Inc.
Pulaski, VA
January 1991-December 1992

Systems Engineer
As the group systems engineer for one of the largest machine shops in Virginia, Mr. Ellsworth was responsible for increasing productivity and reducing costs in the competitive manufacturing sector. He implemented a computerized Total Quality Control system, improving quality by over 33%, reducing scrap rates by over 25% and was responsible for improving product quality through the installation of new equipment and automation.

In addition, he led several critical projects for the company, including new product development; employee education and production streamlining and he created the first company-wide computerized quality tracking system.

He was also given supervisory responsibilities over project teams that involved new research and development of products, new manufacturing techniques and installation of advanced technologies on the manufacturing floor. He worked closely with the MIS department to create new reports that pinpointed under-achieving processes.


  • · Currently holds two U.S. Patents for commercial electronic products.