Amanda Rose is a social entrepreneur and activist focused on moving the voluntary sector forward. 

She is currently the Founder and CEO of Timecounts, a community organizing platform for leaders, companies and volunteers who wish to have a real world impact. Rose has form in this space: she is also the founder and president of Connect the Dots Collective, a nonprofit organization which uses technology for social good. She is the brains behind Twestival, a global grassroots movement which uses Twitter to highlight causes. Since its inception in 2009, Twestival has raised over $1.84million for 300+ causes in more than 250 cities worldwide.

The merging of entrepreneurialism, organization of large-scale events and mobilizing people comes naturally to Rose: earlier in her career, she worked for events agencies and founded film and event locations company Space2. She accommodated an impressive client roster, working on events involving prime ministers, UK royalty, major films, television, photo shoots, London Fashion Week, Brit Awards parties and leadership conferences, seminars –  you name it, Rose has organized it.

Subsequently, Rose has consulted on and offered counsel to a number of high profile campaigns and brands including Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, Oceana, MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Red Nose Day.

So where does the technology aspect come in? Social media is part of Rose’s DNA these days: having written her MA about Twitter and spoken at high-profile events about digital activism, she is something of a pro. Harnessing the power of online to do much-needed good in the world was the next logical step.