MobLab is powered by a growing global network of allies, partners, volunteers, and staff. Our core team, below, serves this network from 6 different cities across 12.5 time zones (at least when we convert times correctly). We love to connect: you can drop us a line here to say hello!
Michael Silberman leads the Mobilisation Lab team. Silberman is recognized as one of the U.S.’s 50 most influential leaders by The NonProfit Times and one of LinkedIn’s “Top Professionals 35 and Under” transforming the social impact sector. He teaches digital-era advocacy and campaigning to graduate students as adjunct faculty with George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. Silberman got his start on Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign where he built one of the first successful digital organising programs in American politics and mobilised over 200,000 grassroots volunteers through “meetups”.
Network Builder + Community Connector
Aprajita is a skilled and creative community organizer and campaigner based out of India. She has rich experience in organizational and team building, project design & ideation, strategic consulting, community building and training design. She has led various National and Regional level campaigns in India on issues of women voting rights, gender based violence, right to education, safe abortion, sanitation etc. She is the also the founder of a grassroots campaigning organization in India called Haiyya and the Co-founder of Campaign Academy India.
Director of Strategic Services
Ben Simon has been leading and advising on modern campaigns for more than a decade. Prior to joining the Mobilisation Lab in 2013, Simon guided digital advocacy for the Democratic Party, Mozilla, and a range of other campaigning organisations. Simon is an experienced trainer, meeting designer, and facilitator, having led workshops and trainings all over the world.
Jacqui has spent the last decade working with global civil society to build the capacity of organisations, networks, and social movements for justice. This includes leading org change and culture, developing and facilitating innovative events and trainings, developing and implementing org, programme and campaigns strategies. Her approach is underpinned by a solid grounding in social movement theory and practice, political economy, and a commitment to equity and inclusion.
Lauren L. Finch
L. Finch is a writer, editor and translator who has spent the better part of a decade shaping narratives that inspire empathy and action. Before joining MobLab in 2018, she guided story production for an international network of citizen journalists and activists called Global Voices. Her earlier work included coordinating social media campaigns for marketing firm Hoyreka, developing content and community strategy for digital media startup Vocativ, and reporting crime and human interest stories for The Boston Globe newspaper.
Digital Organising and Comms Lead
Sarah Ali is a digital strategist with almost a decade of experience organizing and campaigning for social change. She is a Diversity and Inclusion Fellow with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a bottom-liner with Blueprints for Change. She acts as a trusted consultant for nonprofits and grassroots community organizations looking to embark on digital transformation. She has a proven track record of translating stakeholder needs into integrated multichannel fundraising, marketing, and advocacy solutions for bigger and better progressive wins. She has organized extensively in the grassroots progressive space, having formed women’s collectives, built anti-Islamophobia campaigns, and played a key role in University divestment movements.
Learning Designer and Lead Facilitator
Tracy is an expert in facilitation and campaigning, having spent 18 years leading campaigns for Greenpeace globally. Most recently Frauzel has been guiding Greenpeace offices and project teams through the process of designing more innovative and effective people-powered campaigns through creative facilitation, human centered design, and strategic innovation. Frauzel holds a masters degree in design thinking.