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John Kania

Board Member

A visionary social sector leader with a passion for inspiring and empowering others to create change, John is currently an Executive in Residence at New Profit, supporting the launch of New Profit's Systemic Solutions Initiative. Prior to his work at New Profit, John built and co-led FSG for 17 years as Global Managing Director. While at FSG, John oversaw dozens of strategic planning and evaluation efforts for foundations, nonprofits, and corporations. John has been a field leader in innovating practices related to collective impact, systems change, shared value, catalytic philanthropy, and community foundation sustainability. He is a co-author of the ground-breaking Stanford Social Innovation Review articles “Collective Impact” and “The Dawn of System Leadership,” among other works. Prior to joining FSG, John was a partner at both Mercer Management Consulting and Corporate Decisions, Inc. He began his professional career at Leo Burnett Company, a global advertising agency.