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Re-imagine the civic experience

Ideal Impact is a civic-tech company that turns news into actionable content for social impact. Our mobile, web and digital media tools make real-time recommendations to learn, serve, give, advocate, apply and connect with others about the issues you are reading about. Our mission is to unite people inspired by service, civic engagement and advocacy with leadership opportunities to address our social challenges.

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Join over 1,600 people who want to turn news into action.

We’re working build a community of members eager to create and share high quality social impact opportunities.  Starting with Washington, DC we’re aiming to engage members in every city. As a member you’ll be able to submit opportunities in response to news items, join the Ideal Impact team on Slack, and be invited to events in your community.



If you are interested in helping to grow the Ideal Impact community, visit our jobs page!

About the Founder


Olivier Kamanda is the founder and CEO of Ideal Impact. He is a fellow at the Halcyon Incubator and the Truman National Security Project. After founding and leading Foreign Policy Digest, an online magazine aimed at engaging young Americans in international affairs, Olivier served as a speechwriter and senior advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University and as an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Adams Morgan in Washington. D.C. He is a long-standing volunteer and sous-chef at Miriam’s Kitchen, a homeless services organization based in DC, and a campaign partner to The Way Home Campaign to end chronic homelessness. In 2014, Olivier was named one of D.C.’s “Most Influential Leaders Under 40” by Washington Life Magazine. Olivier earned his bachelors degree in science and engineering from Princeton University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. You can reach Olivier at olivier@idealimpact.org.

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