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Jennifer McCrea is a frequent speaker, teacher, and writer on the topic of money, meaning, and social change and the co-author of the best-selling book, The Generosity Network. For more than 30 years, Jennifer has partnered with philanthropists, board members, and social change leaders to think more creatively and collaboratively about ways to align strategic direction and resources. She was a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University for over a decade and has worked with more than 500 organizations, foundations, U.N. and government agencies, and movements across the globe.
Some of the organizations Jennifer’s worked with include, Grameen America, Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, Council on Foreign Relations, Teach for America, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Alliance for Youth Organizing, charity: water, Witness, Kiva,, X Prize Foundation, Creative Commons, Solutions Journalism Network, Emerson Collective, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Gates Foundation, The World Bank, The World Health Organization and many others.
Jennifer was also the co-founder and CEO of Born Free Africa, a private sector-led global philanthropic initiative working to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children, and was a Vice Chairman at the United Nations. She’s been a speaker and led seminars for, among others, Ashoka, Skoll World Forum, TED, Board Source, Social Venture Philanthropy, Draper Richards Kaplan, Open Society Foundations, New Profit, Echoing Green, Harvard Business School, Wharton, and Oxford University.
Jennifer is on the Leading Change Network board and the advisory board of the MIT Media Lab. She is an Ambassador for Pioneer Works and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
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