is a San Francisco-based social enterprise that uses inexpensive technology to
bring digital books to every child and her family, so that they can improve
their lives. Over the past five years we have reached over 2 million readers
globally using Kindle e-readers and mobile phones in 39 countries. By 2018, we
will fundraise $15M and reach a total of 15 million readers.
accomplish our goals, Worldreader has created a worldwide logistics system to provide
literacy training and support, co-publish books with African and US publishers,
measure our results obsessively, report on our progress, and raise money and
awareness for our mission. We have a worldwide team of 50+ staff and volunteers
across seven countries and three continents that have graduated from the
world’s best schools, companies, and non-profits and have accomplished the
CEO, David Risher, has been at the forefront of technology for more than two
decades, first as a general manager at Microsoft and later as Amazon.com’s
Senior Vice President of Retail and Marketing.
David was a key player in Amazon’s meteoric growth, and sales grew from
$16 million to $4 billion during his tenure.
An ethos of working hard, having fun and making history inspires our
culture, and the team shares a passion for reading and philanthropy.
We aspire to reach
millions of children and families worldwide, in our quest to eradicate
illiteracy. We believe that by hiring people larger than we are, we will end up
with an organization of Giants. And
that’s why we’re looking for a world-class Major Gifts Officer to strengthen
the core of our fundraising efforts and accelerate our growth.