About Us

About KIT

KIT is a fundraising intelligence platform that enables nonprofits to make more data-driven decisions and reach their most engaged donors when it matters most. 

We believe that nonprofit organizations should have the same access to cutting edge technology being used to power the world’s most successful companies. 

Through the power of artificial intelligence, we empower fundraisers across the world with data and help them raise more money for their cause.

Organizations using KIT increased their revenue by 46% on average in 2020.

How It Started

KIT was founded by a passionate team with years of experience building cutting edge software products in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors.

We saw how artificial intelligence was transforming how the world works, and wanted to know how we could create a solution that enables nonprofits to unlock the potential of their data, better understand their donors, and make an even greater impact for their cause.

Meet Our Team

Educated at McGill University (B.A.) and Osgoode Hall Law School (JD), Nejeed is also the founder of the public policy organizations Better Canada Initiative and Believe Vancouver, and a former executive director of both End Poverty Now and Conversations for Change. Nejeed is a global innovator with experience working for the United Nations and the Senate of Canada. Nejeed sits on a number of corporate, education, and non-profit boards, and is an alumnus of the Global Shapers Community (World Economic Forum) and a former fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts in the UK.

Lee enjoys working with a wide variety of technologies, from machine learning, to backend, and occasionally front-end development. When he’s not coding he’s either working on his short game or playing hockey.

Carly Armstrong is the Product Manager and is constantly dreaming up new features and enhancements for Fundraising KIT. Carly graduated from the Ivey Business School at Western University. She found her way into working in product management because she loves working with technology and the creativity of seeing her ideas actualized with the help of a fantastic team. Outside of work, she actively plays soccer, swims, and finds her way to the mountains every weekend for hikes or snowboarding.

Peter loves to connect with people! As a Sales Professional, Peter has nearly a decade of professional experience helping solve complex challenges for businesses with the solutions he believes in. He is bold, confident, and takes initiative to improve anything he contributes to. He intimately understands the human side of technology and how important it is to put people first when looking through a technical lense. Outside of work, Peter is deeply ingrained in the Sea to Sky community in British Columbia where he is an active volunteer, skier, and mountain biker.

Passionate about exploring and learning, Stephen has spent the past number of years working across a multitude of industries, in marketing, advertising and account management teams in Canada, Australia and his native Ireland. Away from the desk, Stephen can usually be found snowboarding in winter, exploring the outdoors in summer, bingeing new Spotify playlists and touring new destinations whenever possible.

Arielle is currently studying computer science at the University of British Columbia while working as a full stack developer based in Vancouver. In December 2022, she will be graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master of Management. She aspires to use her knowledge in both business and software development to help organizations achieve their philanthropic goals. When she’s not busy working or studying, Arielle enjoys playing guitar, skiing and winding down with Netflix and a cup of tea.

As an aspiring Machine Learning Engineer, Mike is passionate about building impactful products that transform people’s lives. Mike’s experience as a Full Stack Developer provides him with a deep understanding of scalability, usability, and business values. At KIT, Mike utilizes his Machine Learning knowledge and software skills to implement innovative tools to empower organizations.

Anna left Vancouver to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree at UC Berkeley, thinking she would never return, but Canada quickly won her over. Having learned four languages and been educated in four countries, Anna honed her ability to navigate diverse cultural spaces. She loves taking arguments apart, problem-solving, and thinking under pressure. A true debater at heart, Anna likes being told no…because who doesn’t enjoy a good debate?

When Jack isn’t cheering for the Raptors or watching an 80s action movie, he’s studying the social sector and producing content for nonprofit professionals. As a Nonprofit Research Analyst at KIT, an AI-powered insights and reporting toolkit, he is especially passionate about helping fundraisers save time and raise more money for their cause.

Sonika is a software developer based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She likes hiking, teaching the tech community and her eggs poached. Thus far, she has taught over 40 young girls how to code, working with tech nonprofits in Nepal. Sonika was recognized as 1 of Nepal’s 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 of by The Kathmandu Post. In 2019, her pet project, Swastha Naari, was awarded the country winning project in Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge by UNICEF Nepal and UNDP Nepal. When Sonika is not working, she spends her time with her dog and planning trips with her friends, which never happen.

Aayesha is a full stack developer based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is an observer and enjoys using her attention to detail for problem solving and troubleshooting issues. Out of office, she’s actively involved in a not-for-profit organization, Women Leaders in Technology, where they help young girls in the tech field to shape their careers. In 2019, Aayesha and her friends started the Safer-I campaign, focused on creating a safer digital space for everyone through workshops, advocacy and social media awareness.

After spending a couple of years travelling Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia, Kelsey is now based out of Toronto. She loves having the opportunity to empower organizations with technology, especially those working to help others and create a more sustainable future. In her free time you’ll find her reading, listening to as many podcasts as possible, cooking a new recipe or spending time outdoors.

Taylor has always believed that knowledge is power, and the pen (or in this case; keyboard) is the sword. Philanthropy and human rights are at the core of her ethos. When she is not engaged in friendly debate, you can find Taylor training in the boxing ring, snowboarding on the mountains or running on the seawall.

Passionate about science and technology during his 20-year career building custom software, GB understands how vital the human side of software development is, in making a great product while understanding users’ needs. In his free time, GB enjoys barbecuing with friends and family and playing tabletop RPG’s.

Bryna has always believed in the power of technology and the use of data to help empower the nonprofit industry. She has led webinars, written articles, and is constantly researching how data-driven decision making can help increase productivity, improve financial performance, enhance charities’ abilities to forecast effectively, and ultimately raise more for their cause. With almost 20 years of experience delivering innovative strategies and helping nonprofits deliver funding for their core mission, Bryna continues to pursue her passion of helping mission-focused organizations effect positive change. When not working, Bryna can be found spending time outdoors running, cycling, and hiking with her family.