Alex Haas

My Purpose

I empower changemakers to create the future.

Bio?  Bio.   

I'm a serial social entrepreneur, Changemaker in Residence at UC Berkeley Haas, and a firm believer that each of us can lead positive change from wherever we are.

I co-founded, and now advise, which has helped 800+ social impact organizations in 50+ countries raise $8M+ USD.  

I served as the Founding Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Leadership, helping emerging leaders on campus and around the world become more inclusive, purpose-driven and long-term focused.

Before joining UC Berkeley, I helped lead's Series D fundraising round, raising $30M from world-renowned investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Sam Altman.

I mentor, coach and advise social entrepreneurs around the world, recently running Scandinavia’s leading social impact incubator, Reach for Change, in Stockholm, Sweden.

I have given talks on the topics of leadership and social innovation in venues ranging from Ukraine to Cambodia; LA to the Arctic Circle; and for the Obama White House. And my writing has been published in FastCompany, The Guardian and Huffington Post. 

I received a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Geography and Political Science from UCLA. While at UCLA, I co-founded the largest student group on campus, The Den.

I'm deeply honored to have received UCLA's Recent Graduate of the Year Award in 2017 and to have been named a “top 100 visionary leader" by Real Leaders Magazine, a top under-40 North American leader by Friends of Europe and -- much to my parents' surprise -- a middle school PE award recipient.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my favorite changemaker, my wife Rebecca.


If you still want more of me, you’re probably my Mom (Hi Mom!), but here are a few of my favorite interviews I’ve done that shed a bit more light on who I am and what I’m passionate about: 


Roadtrips, California burritos, UCLA, James Taylor, hard workouts, breakfast for dinner, commencement speeches, colorful socks. 

Inspired By:

Scandinavia, Essentialism, Transformational Experiences, Courageous Leadership, Jackie Robinson.

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How can I help?  Get in touch with me and let's chat.