social impact

Vera CEO Zak Kaufman to be Honored with Dartmouth MLK Social Justice Award

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Every year on MLK Day, we are reminded of the power and importance of visionary leadership in our global work to end … Read More

Introducing Vera’s 2017-2018 Fellowship Class

Vera Solutions is excited to welcome the Fellowship class of 2017-18. As integral members of our project teams, these twelve fellows will develop the hard and soft skills necessary to become data solution experts, including researching new technologies, building cloud … Read More

ICT4D 2017: Technology’s Only as Powerful as It’s Used

This is the second in a series of posts discussing Vera’s learnings and key takeaways from ICT4D 2017. Read the first post here. Vera recently returned from ICT4D 2017, which was a whirlwind of conversations about how technology can better … Read More

ICT4D 2017: Harnessing the Power of Data for the SDGs

This is the first in a series of posts discussing Vera’s learnings and key takeaways from ICT4D 2017. Vera recently attended the ICT4D Conference in Hyderabad, India, where more than 1000 attendees from the technology, development, academia, and funder communities … Read More

Vera Co-Founder & CEO Named 2017 Global Good Fund Fellow

After a rigorous selection process, Vera Co-founder and CEO, Zak Kaufman, has been named a 2017 Global Good Fund (GGF) Fellow. Over 2,400 social enterprise leaders applied to become part of the fifth class of GGF Fellows – the group … Read More

Peter Blair Named Vera Cape Town Consulting Director

Vera Solutions is proud to announce that Peter Blair has transitioned to the role of Consulting Director. He began managing Vera’s Cape Town Consulting team in January 2017, following a few months spent learning the ins and outs of the … Read More

Connecting the Dots: Highlights from 17NTC

Ali Blajda is a Consultant in Vera’s Washington D.C. office. She brings more than five years of experience in global health and international development to the team. Ali holds a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University and an … Read More

Dashboards, Integrations, and Automations: Connecting with OpenFn

This post originally appeared on the SurveyCTO blog and is republished with permission. We recently caught up with Taylor Downs, founder of OpenFn and co-founder of Vera Solutions, to learn more about how he’s helping international organizations harness data for … Read More

The Bigger Picture Beyond Data: Nick’s Road to Vera

A Consultant in Vera’s Boston office, Nick Strutt has experience in agricultural development, international trade law, and maternal and childhood nutrition. Before joining Vera, he spent more than three years overseeing a large randomized control trial in Ghana evaluating a … Read More

Amplifying Women’s Leadership Development in Asia: How WeDu Uses Salesforce for Program Management

The inspiring young women of Wedu are called Rising Stars. Representing underserved communities from Bangladesh to Cambodia to Myanmar, these 300+ young women were recruited by ‘Talent Spotters’ in their own communities and selected to participate in Wedu’s Leadership Development … Read More