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Rebecca Riccio

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Director, Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University

Rebecca Riccio is the founding Director of the Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University, which bridges sectors, disciplines, and generations to facilitate knowledge building in the social impact arena. The Impact Lab’s programs include Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G), an experiential philanthropy education program in which students make real-dollar grants to Boston-area nonprofit organizations. Rebecca teaches undergraduate courses on nonprofit management and philanthropy at Northeastern University and has been a lecturer in philanthropy and social justice in the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University. She is also the Academic Advisor to the Learning by Giving Foundation. Her teaching is informed by twenty years of consulting to a wide range of local, national, and international nonprofit organizations and foundations and developing and managing health, education, and technology programs around the world. Rebecca is thrilled to be pioneering the use of MOOC technology to promote more effective giving and informed civic engagement. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.A. from the University of Michigan.