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For the last 20 years Jo Habib has been involved in the provision of information and advice about charitable trusts and foundations. When working as a funding advisor she saw the potential for using technology to help people identify appropriate funders and in 1991 established FunderFinder, a small national charity based in Leeds that produces software for grant-seekers. FunderFinder’s products include Apply Yourselves and Budget Yourselves, which are free and which help voluntary and community groups write effective funding applications and budgets.

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Jo chaired IBM’s working party looking at new technology and social inclusion, and has served on a number of grant-making bodies, including the National Lottery Charities Board’s regional committee and the board of Yorkshire Arts.