About Instrumentl

We're moving the world forward.

We helped over 3,000 organizations win over $1,000,000,000 in 2023 by bringing discovery, research and tracking to one place. Our customers are on the front lines educating kids, saving endangered species, and restoring watersheds.

Meet the team
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How it started

Founded in 2015, Instrumentl was built to help fundraisers make the best use of their valuable time and energy. We make the grant process faster, easier, and more efficient, so you can do what you do best: make a positive impact.

Meet the team
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The Leadership Team at the 2023 Fall Offsite in Maryland
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Our company at the 2023 Fall Offsite in Maryland

How it's going

We’re headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, and thanks to the thousands of nonprofits and academic institutions that use us to find their funding, there's a little part of Instrumentl in every US state and country around the world.

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We're moving the world forward

Our charts are dramatically up-and-to-the-right πŸ“ˆ β€” we’re cash flow positive and doubling year-over-year, with customers who love us (NPS is 65+ and Ellis PMF survey is 60+). Join us on this rocket ship to Mars!

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The Sales Team at the 2023 Fall Offsite in Maryland

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Team

Alex Palazzo
Alex Palazzo
Revenue Operations Manager
Most likely to gather you for a dinner party 🍽️
Favorite funding areas:
Domestic Violence, Housing Equity
Pronouns:
she/her

Sales

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Alia Azhar
Alia Azhar
Account Executive
Most likely to take you shopping for vintage furniture πŸ›‹οΈ
Favorite funding areas:
Poverty Alleviation, Social Justice & Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid
Pronouns:
she/her

Sales

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Amber Suratte
Amber Suratte
Senior Software Engineer
Most likely to be trying out a new recipe 🍲
Favorite funding areas:
Food Security, Environmental Conservation, Women's Rights & Equality
Pronouns:
she/her

Engineering

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Amy Villegas
Amy Villegas
Grants Data Editor
Most likely to hug you multiple times ✨
Favorite funding areas:
Environmental Education, Social Justice / Human Rights, Environmental Stewardship
Pronouns:

Content

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AmΓ©lie Heurteux
AmΓ©lie Heurteux
Customer Success Manager
Most likely to travel the world looking for surf spots! πŸ„β€β™€οΈ
Favorite funding areas:
Food Security, Environmental Conservation, Homelessness Services
Pronouns:

Customer Success

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Anders Howerton
Anders Howerton
Senior Software Engineer
Most likely to be driving a car from the 1980s πŸš™
Favorite funding areas:
Unhoused Issues, Racial Equity, LGBQTIA+
Pronouns:
he/him

Engineering

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Angela Braren
Angela Braren
Co-founder & Board Member
Most likely to high five you πŸ™Œ
Favorite funding areas:
LGBTQI Services, Animal Welfare, Environmental Conservation
Pronouns:

Leadership

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Bonnie Burton
Bonnie Burton
Content Operations Manager
Most likely to be wearing leopard print 🦁
Favorite funding areas:
Education Access & Equity, Healthcare Access, Food Waste
Pronouns:

Content

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Celine Fabry Bursztein
Celine Fabry Bursztein
Senior Software Engineer
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Favorite funding areas:
Museums, Education, Technology Access & Digital Literacy
Pronouns:
she/her

Engineering

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Coco Conway
Coco Conway
Senior Software Engineer
Most likely to be listening to a podcast or audiobook 🎧
Favorite funding areas:
Poverty Alleviation, Criminal Justice Reform, Human Rights
Pronouns:
she/they

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Engineering

Cody Hasty
Cody Hasty
Data, Tools, and Infrastructure Engineer
Most likely to be checking out a nearby bug 🐝
Favorite funding areas:
STEM Education, Obesity, Public Infrastructure
Pronouns:

Engineering

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Corielle Heath Laaspere
Corielle Heath Laaspere
Sales Manager
Most likely to talk to you about Star Trek πŸ––
Favorite funding areas:
Women's Rights & Equality, Violence Prevention
Pronouns:
she/her

Sales

Dom Ng
Dom Ng
Head of Finance and Operations
Most likely to cover my eyes during a scary movie πŸ™ˆ
Favorite funding areas:
Education Access and Equity, Food Security, At-Risk Youth
Pronouns:

Operations

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Leadership

Emily Hoerchler
Emily Hoerchler
Growth Product Designer
Most likely to be baking πŸ₯
Favorite funding areas:
Environmental Conservation, Homelessness Services, Music and Arts
Pronouns:

Design

Product

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Eric Chon
Eric Chon
Customer Support Associate
Most likely to lose at Scrabble 🎲
Favorite funding areas:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Public Infrastructure
Pronouns:
he/him

Customer Success

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Eyüp Atiş
Eyüp Atiş
Senior Software Engineer
Most likely to memorize songs within minutes 🎢
Favorite funding areas:
Music, Biking, Tourism
Pronouns:

Engineering

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Furkan Ural
Furkan Ural
Senior Software Engineer
Mostly like to dive into new adventures πŸ‘»
Favorite funding areas:
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Coffee, Environmental Engineering
Pronouns:

Engineering

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Gabriel Harkov
Gabriel Harkov
Head of Sales
Most likely to have a dad joke 😁
Favorite funding areas:
Human Rights, Education, Music and Arts
Pronouns:

Sales

Leadership

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Gabriel Sinkin
Gabriel Sinkin
Head of Engineering
Most likely to be eating at any given moment πŸ˜‹
Favorite funding areas:
Education - Preschool / Early Learning, Youth Involvement in the Arts, Food Security
Pronouns:

Engineering

Leadership

Product

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Gauri Manglik
Gauri Manglik
CEO & Co-founder
Most likely to win at Codenames πŸ”Ž
Favorite funding areas:
Social Justice, Environmental Policy & Justice, Education
Pronouns:
she/her

Leadership

Product

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Griffin Botts
Griffin Botts
Account Executive
Most likely to toot my own horn (no, reallyβ€”I play the horn!) πŸ“―
Favorite funding areas:
Human Rights, Environmental Policy & Justice, Music and Arts
Pronouns:
he/him

Sales

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Hope Armstrong
Hope Armstrong
Lead Product Designer
Most likely to change the lighting πŸ•―οΈ
Favorite funding areas:
Environmental Justice, Animal Rights, Social Justice
Pronouns:
she/her

Design

Product

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Ishita Arora
Ishita Arora
Head of Product
Most likely to be dreaming up a new recipe πŸ₯˜
Favorite funding areas:
Climate Change Resilience, Cancer Research, Homelessness Services
Pronouns:
she/her

Product

Leadership

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James Brown
James Brown
Data, Tools, and Infrastructure Engineer
Most likely to be using a terminal emulator ⌨️
Favorite funding areas:
Criminal Justice System Reform, Education, Environmental Policy
Pronouns:
he/him

Engineering

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Jason Andres Platas
Jason Andres Platas
Content Review Team Lead
Most likely to have Cumbia music playing πŸ₯
Favorite funding areas:
Environmental Education, Youth Development, Educational Access and Equality
Pronouns:

Content

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Jay Love
Jay Love
Board Member
Most likely to be willing to help an up and coming entrepreneur πŸš€
Favorite funding areas:
Education, Youth Services, Food Scarcity, International Health Care
Pronouns:

Leadership

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Joshua Pillock
Joshua Pillock
Account Executive
Most likely to find the best pizza πŸ•
Favorite funding areas:
Language Education, Educational Access and Equity, Community Health Education
Pronouns:
he/him

Sales

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Karen Benson
Karen Benson
Grants Directory Editor
Most likely to have paint on my clothes 🎨
Favorite funding areas:
Women's Rights and Equality, LGBTQ Rights, Educational Access and Equality
Pronouns:
she/her

Content

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Karen Lee
Karen Lee
Account Executive
Most likely to be holding a cup of coffee, tea, or boba drink β˜•
Favorite funding areas:
Animal Welfare, Educational Access & Equity, Youth Development
Pronouns:
she/her

Sales

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Katarina Leiser
Katarina Leiser
Account Executive
Most likely to take you to the beach 🐚
Favorite funding areas:
Criminal Justice System Reform, Marine/Ocean Conversation, Wellness & Healthy Living
Pronouns:

Sales

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Kate Robinson
Kate Robinson
Content Review Associate
Most likely to get lost in a flea market πŸ—οΈ
Favorite funding areas:
Animal Welfare, Basic Human Needs, Arts / Culture Access & Participation
Pronouns:
she/they

Content

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Katie Castillo
Katie Castillo
Account Executive
Most likely to bake you custom sugar cookies πŸͺ
Favorite funding areas:
Poverty Alleviation, Early Childhood Education, Homelessness Services
Pronouns:
she/her

Sales

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Liz Baker
Liz Baker
Content Operations Manager
Most likely to be stacking hay bales 🐴
Favorite funding areas:
Sustainable Agriculture, Criminal Justice Reform, Animal Welfare
Pronouns:

Content

Product

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Mary Mezzetti
Mary Mezzetti
Account Executive
Most likely to get lost in a good book πŸ“–
Favorite funding areas:
Animal Welfare, Disaster Relief, Youth Programs related to Art or Sports
Pronouns:
she/her

Sales

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Maud Duchac
Maud Duchac
Sales Operations and Strategy Lead
Most likely to be shredding on a mountain bike πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ
Favorite funding areas:
Diversity & Inclusion, Food Access & Hunger, Women's Rights & Equality
Pronouns:

Sales

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Okan Binli
Okan Binli
Senior Software Engineer
Most likely to have knowledge about your motorcycle (if you have one) 🏍️
Favorite funding areas:
Art & Culture, Animal Wellfare, Education
Pronouns:

Engineering

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Priya Devineni
Priya Devineni
Head of Customer Success
Most likely to always be cold πŸ₯Ά
Favorite funding areas:
Animal Welfare, Environmental Conservation, Women's Rights and Equality
Pronouns:
she/her

Customer Success

Leadership

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Rachel Dippel
Rachel Dippel
Data Entry Clerk
Most likely to be outside on the trail πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Favorite funding areas:
Education, Climate Change Resilience, Environmental Conservation
Pronouns:

Content

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Rachel Fidler Cannella
Rachel Fidler Cannella
Events & Community Manager
Most likely to be camping in the backcountry πŸ•οΈ
Favorite funding areas:
Educational Access & Equity, Environmental Education, Music & Arts
Pronouns:
she/her

Growth

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Rachel Phillips
Rachel Phillips
Recruitment Partner
Most likely to dance at the drop of a beat πŸ₯
Favorite funding areas:
Urban Climate Change Resilience, LGBTQI+ Services, Play & Outdoor Education
Pronouns:

Operations

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Rebecca Huber
Rebecca Huber
Associate Support Specialist
Most likely to ask you random trivia 🎀
Favorite funding areas:
Animal Welfare, Inner-City Youth Education
Pronouns:
she/her

Customer Success

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Ryan Carruthers
Ryan Carruthers
Content Marketer
Most likely to be immersed in several books simultaneously πŸ“š
Favorite funding areas:
Mentorship Programs, Youth Programs, Early Childhood Education
Pronouns:
he/him

Growth

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Sam Albon
Sam Albon
Senior Full Stack Engineer
Most likely to ask for poutine 🍟
Favorite funding areas:
Climate Action, Homelessness Services, Mental Health
Pronouns:
they/them

Engineering

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Sara Guerra
Sara Guerra
Ops Coordinator
Most likely to be petting a cat 😸
Favorite funding areas:
Animal Rescue, Mental Health, Education
Pronouns:

Operations

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Sarah Berman
Sarah Berman
Content Associate
Most likely to eat all of the tomatoes in the garden before they're fully ripe πŸ…
Favorite funding areas:
Art for Social Change, Green Infrastructure, Environmental Education
Pronouns:
they/them

Content

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Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall
Content Reviewer
Most likely to be on my Kindle πŸ“–
Favorite funding areas:
Financial Literacy, At-Risk Youth, Criminal Justice Reform
Pronouns:

Content

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Senthil Arivudainambi
Senthil Arivudainambi
Engineer
Most likely to be tinkering something βš’οΈ
Favorite funding areas:
Climate Change Resilience
Pronouns:
he/him

Engineering

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Tina Drake
Tina Drake
Business Operations
Most likely to ask to pet your dog 🐢
Favorite funding areas:
Herpetological Conservation, Reproductive Rights, Climatology
Pronouns:
she/her

Operations

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Whitney Gardner
Whitney Gardner
Account Executive
Most likely to be found rollerblading in the park 🌳
Favorite funding areas:
Anti-Trafficking Efforts, Youth Involvement in the Arts, Clean Drinking Water
Pronouns:

Sales

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Will Yang
Will Yang
Head of Growth
Most likely to know a random fact 🧠
Favorite funding areas:
Entrepreneurship, Tutoring & Mentoring, After School / Summer Educational Programs
Pronouns:

Growth

Leadership

Product

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