Our Team

Bobby Fishkin
Jim Fishkin
Alice Siu

Bobby Fishkin – CEO & Co-Founder

Bobby Fishkin co-founded Reframe It after receiving his B.A., magna cum laude, in Philosophy from Yale University. Reframe It has become a strategic partner of the 501c3 M4A Foundation for the CrowdDoing initiative that Reframe It co-leads. The CrowdDoing initiative is designed to bring skilled volunteers to scale the social innovation sector to the scope of systemic change. CrowdDoing achieves this through its venture lab, through partnerships with other social enterprises, Reframe It’s goal has long been to harness collective intelligence to solve social problems. Reframe It has won the McKinsey/Harvard Business Review Management 2.0 Challenge for a process co-invented by Bobby Fishkin, the Deliberative Corporation. Leveraging both Deliberative Polling and digital annotation technology, Bobby co-lead a consultation of the technology community via Reframe It in collaboration with TechCrunch, the Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Bobby has presented results from his work on deliberative democracy internationally, including at the Global Citizen Foundation in Geneva, at the European Association of Wind Energy Producers, the Institute For The Future, at Tedx Hayward and the 4th Annual Summit on Public Consultation and Engagement in Toronto. Bobby has presented on impact investment work he has done at SOCAP. Bobby co-led the impact potential assessment of the first Nasdaq mini-IPO, Arcimoto.

Bobby Fishkin through Reframe It co-led the Social Impact Bond feasibility Study for Marin County and the Marin Community Foundation along with Total Impact Advisors and Heritas. Bobby Fishkin and Reframe It co-authored a report for the Center For Global Development about citizen consultation on global issues. Bobby was part of the team which advised and provided training for the Center For Global Development’s deliberative democracy initiative in Tanzania in 2015. Bobby co-authored a report on social enterprise and impact volunteerism’s potential for the Provida Foundation. Bobby Fishkin co-led the Haiti.com initiative to get thousands of volunteers to attempt to help first responders after the Haiti earthquake by finding actionable intelligence from social media reports and inputting them into an Ushahidi map for first responders. Bobby on the board of directors of the Bay Area Social Enterprise Alliance. Earlier in his career, Bobby was a playwright, who co-directed and co-produced his historical play at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London which was also presented in workshops at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and at the Theatre Museum, and had a different play of his produced in Texas and New York City. served as a Special Advisor to Tomorrow’s Europe, a Deliberative Democracy project of the European Commission, as a Fellow of the Office of the Mayor of Baltimore and as a fellow of the Richard Florida Creativity Group.

Jim Fishkin – Board of Directors

Jim Fishkin is the Director of Stanford University’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and Chair of the Department of Communication. He holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford, where he is a Professor of Communication and Political Science. He received his BA from Yale University in 1970 and holds a PhD in Political Science from Yale as well as a second PhD in Philosophy from Cambridge. Dr. Fishkin is the author of several books, including, most recently, When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation, published in 2009.

Dr. Fishkin is most known for developing Deliberative Polling

Alice Siu – Associate Director, Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University

Alice Siu Chao received her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication at Stanford University, with a focus in political communication, deliberative democracy and public opinion, and her B.A. degrees in Economics and Public Policy and M.A. degree in Political Science, also from Stanford.

Siu has advised policymakers and political leaders around the world, at various levels of government, including leaders in China, Brazil, and Argentina. Her research interests in deliberative democracy include what happens inside deliberation, such as examining the effects of socio-economic class in deliberation, the quality of deliberation, and the quality of arguments in deliberation.

In addition, her work on Deliberative Polling in China has been published in The Search for Deliberative Democracy in China (Palgrave Macmillan), Governance Reform Under Real-Word Conditions: Citizens, Stakeholders, and Voice (World Bank), and in the British Journal of Political Science, titled Deliberative Democracy in an Unlikely Place: Deliberative Polling in China.

CrowdDoing Leadership

Bobby Fishkin CrowdDoing Macro-Lead via RFI

Tanuja Prasad (impact potential)

Tharana Azeem (Technology)

CrowdDoing Advisory Board

Jan Cohen

Patty Dominic

David Witzel

Bob Spoer

Living Walls Cost Benefits

Tom Watson

Relational Capital

Bob Hambrecht

Zero-Subsidy Affordable Housing

Marc Rand,

Mark Moulton

Crypto Impact Potential

Toby Lewis, Via Novum Insights

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