|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.
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.
President and CTO, Member Board of Directors
Mr. Ellsworth founded and led the technology development for eContributor.com,
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
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.
|July 1998-December 1998
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.
|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.
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
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