Trabian Shorters is a social entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in diverse fields including national service, technology, nonprofit, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. An expert on using asset framing to address social problems, Trabian is best known for applying asset framing to black male issues. In winter 2011, he launched BMe Community while serving as Vice President at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Trabian left Knight in July of 2013 to grow BMe Community. BMe builds caring and prosperous communities inspired by black men. As Vice President of Communities for Knight Foundation from 2007-2013, he directed a $300M portfolio in 26 cities as well as the field-leading Knight Community Information Challenge (KCIC) which enticed over 300 foundations to experiment with funding new projects. Prior to that he led Ashoka-US, founded Technology Works for Good (Now 501ctech), and co-authored the AmeriCorps national service program. Trabian is a board member of DonorsChoose.org and serves as an advisory committee member for the Consumer Health Foundation.