Mission
Our mission is to create a community that values meaningful relationships and acts on the desire to make the world a better place.
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Our Story

Impactionable is building a community of doers.

Back in 2016, we met at an internship at a global nonprofit. We saw that there was a challenge with “accessibility” in the social impact space. A majority of people wanted to help others but thought that the current ways to help, like donating or starting an organization, were “too hard” or “too time-consuming.” We found that because of these barriers, there was a waste of talent and ideas that could help the world in many positive ways. 

So why can’t we make an impact in ways that affect the masses but are also transparent and efficient? 

That’s when Impactionable was born with a simple notion that if you’re interested in making a positive difference, just start. We host many opportunities to get people started, but our goal is to connect job-seekers to job-creators to make the hiring process as efficient and transparent as possible. 

Our theory is that if we encourage more people to act in their communities through “direct and easy” ways, we can encourage more people to find long-term careers in the social impact space. 

Our motto is to “start small, but start somewhere.” 

We thank you for starting with us. 

– Shivani and Sukanya

Our Values

Social Impact

We are here to provide jobs and projects that can make a positive difference in others’ lives. Our community-driven initiatives are at the core of what we do.

Ownership

While no idea can be accomplished alone, standing up and taking ownership means making a visible commitment to whom you serve.

Equity

There is absolutely no “one-size-fits-all” way to help others. If you truly want to help, you need to meet your community where they are.

Inclusivity

Strength comes from people who know how to treat each other with open minds and hearts. We are a global community so we value each others’ unique backgrounds, especially when they are different from our own. 

 Action

We are what we do. We only succeed when we act. Leave the talking to others.

 Curiosity

We have a thirst for knowledge. We are constantly trying new ideas that may have not been tested and tried, but believe that only through innovation can we see change.


Meet Our Team

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Shivani Chokshi

CEO & Co-Founder

Dennis Barnum

Operations

Dennis has over 30 years of experience in the high tech and service industries, primarily in computer software and services. He has a University of Wisconsin and participated in the MBA program at the University of Minnesota. He is currently focused on developing emergent opportunities as a member of Merlin Mentors.

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Bora Laci

Project Manager

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Daniel Heiniger

Strategic Consultant

Board of Advisors

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Mari Ganapathy has decades of experience in technology, personal finance, and investment areas. He holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, founded Samatva Wealth Management LLC, and currently serves as Leading Mentor for Startups Ignite in Washington D.C.

Dennis Barnum

Operations

Dennis has over 30 years of experience in the high tech and service industries, primarily in computer software and services. He has a University of Wisconsin and participated in the MBA program at the University of Minnesota. He is currently focused on developing emergent opportunities as a member of Merlin Mentors.

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Dennis Barnum

Operations

Dennis has over 30 years of experience in the tech and service industries, primarily in computer software. He has a Masters of Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a member of Merlin Mentors. 

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Chris Comella

Human Resources

Chris Comella has supported a variety of for-profit and nonprofit corporations and organizations. He earned his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill; however, being the only Human Resources professional in his cohort provided him a unique insight to the variety of internal customer groups he serves to this day.

Careers

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