Kyle Reis

Senior Director, TechSoup, and Chair, Reis Foundation

Kyle is Chair of the Reis Foundation, a family foundation focused on justice for under-represented communities. He also serves as Senior Director at TechSoup, a nonprofit social enterprise that has connected one million civil society organizations around the world to more than US$13.5 billion worth of technology products and capacity-building services.

Previously, Kyle spent twenty-five years at the Ford Foundation. During his tenure there, he held more than a dozen roles in program, operations, and administration. Kyle introduced social impact design to other program staff and was an early supporter of IDEO.org. He also served on an advisory committee that conceptualized the “equivalency determination” repository now known as NGOSource. Kyle has a long affiliation with the nonprofit sectors, including stints as board chair of the nonprofit evaluation firm, Innovation Network, and the 3,000-member philanthropic membership association, the Grants Managers Network (now PEAK Grantmaking). He is also a trustee at two family foundations.

Kyle has a keen interest in cross-pollinating sector practices to advance social change. Over the past decade, he has been part of a number of efforts to build stronger ties between the design and nonprofit communities. Most recently, Kyle has become a member and supporter of Design Vanguard, a community of the foremost creative leaders from the business, tech, and social sectors seeking to leverage their resources and influence to catapult design forward in service of creating a more just and beautiful world. He is also growing increasingly involved in the impact investing community, as well as with Native nonprofits and leaders to increase understanding of charitable entities in Indian Country so that additional funds and other resources flow into these communities.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and a Master’s from New York University. In his spare time, he volunteers at a local nonprofit, the James Rose Center, recently ran a successful political campaign, kayaks, and plays platform tennis when not tending to his three daughters and two step-daughters.

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