About mPowered Development

mPowered Development (mPD) is the new name for an innovative technology social venture founded in August 2018 as ChangeFunder LLC.  We are developing a revolutionary social networking and direct giving platform with ChangeFunder.org designed to change how we do international development and charitable giving, by helping nonprofit organizations and benevolent individuals connect to, engage with, and support causes, communities, and change-makers over a single mobile platform.  


Our flagship platform is now live in beta format, in partnership with ChangeFunder.org.

Our Team

Piers Bocock, Founder and CEO

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Globally recognized leader in the International Development space, with hands-on experience engaging communities in more than 30 countries. Founding member of Johns Hopkins mHealth Initiative. Trusted partner to coalitions of the world’s largest donors, e.g., USAID, World Bank, Gates, DFID, Unicef, GIZ, IDB, Sida.

Tony Brown, Co-Founder and COO

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Serial entrepreneur with 20+ years building and leading teams in small and large enterprises including operations, marketing, finance, and management. Started 5 successful community-focused small businesses and grew an $8 million government consulting practice.

James Riviere, Co-Founder

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Experienced international development professional and former Peace Corps Volunteer to Kenya. Expert at building on-the-ground relationships in East Africa, the Middle East, & Eastern Europe and establishing unified policies and systems within frameworks of international development organizations, global charities, and small businesses.

Neil Shah, CTO

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Digital strategy and innovation expert, entrepreneur, adviser, and former management consultant with ~15 years of expertise in innovation, new ventures, and corporate strategy roles.

Our Growth Partners

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We are working closely with a number of innovative organizations.  Do you want to be one of them?