Bradford Smith

President, Foundation Center

Bradford K. Smith is president of the Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.

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Chid Liberty

Co-Founder & CEO, Liberty & Justice

Chid co-founded Liberty & Justice after a short career in technology and finance.

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David Cutler

Director, Baring Foundation

David Cutler has been Director of the Baring Foundation since 2003.

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Dr. Atallah Kuttab

Chairman & Founder, SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region

Dr. Atallah Kuttab is currently the Chairman and Founder of SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region.

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Dr. Avila Kilmurray

Director, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

Dr. Avila Kilmurray has been Director of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland since 1994.

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Dr. Danny Sriskandarajah

Secretary General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Dr. Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah is the Secretary General of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, a global network dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world.

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Filiz Bikmen

Chairman, International Center for Not-For-Profit Law

Filiz Bikmen has worked for major Turkish foundations (Sabanci Foundation and the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey) for more than a decade.

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Halima Mahomed

Independent Philanthropy Consultant

Halima Mahomed is an independent philanthropy consultant, whose work focuses on strengthening the narrative, practice and impact of philanthropy in Africa.

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Heather Grady

Independent Philanthropy Professional

Heather Grady has been involved in global grant making for many years, most recently as Vice President for Foundation Initiatives at the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Ian Bird

President, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC)

Ian Bird is the President of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), the national network that connects the country’s 191 community foundations.

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Jane Wales

CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum and the World Affairs Council

Jane Wales has been President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Northern California since August 1998.

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Kurt Peleman

CEO, European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

Kurt Peleman joined EVPA as CEO in April 2012.

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Maria Suarez

Executive Director, Association of Corporate Foundations in Colombia (AFE)

Maria Suarez is the Executive Director of the Association of Corporate Foundations in Colombia (AFE) where she has been serving in this role since it was established in March, 2008.

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Natalya Kaminarskaya

Executive Secretary, Russian Donors Forum

Natalya Kaminarskaya is the Executive Secretary of the Russian Donors Forum, and serves as a member of the Russian Public Chamber's working group on philanthropy.

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Rosa Gallego Garcia

Director, Spanish Association of Foundations/Chair, Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE)

Since 2001, Rosa has worked as director of the Spanish Association of Foundations, a membership association with 1,000 members that represents and advocates for foundations in Spain.

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Ruth Jones

CEO, Social Venture Partners International

Ruth Jones joined the Social Venture Partners International Network Office as Chief Executive Officer in 2006.

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Sarah Mukasa

Director of Programmes, African Women's Development Fund (AWDF)

Sarah Mukasa works as the Director of Programmes at The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF).

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Silvia Bastante de Unverhau

Head of Philanthropy Advisory, UBS

Silvia Bastante de Unverhau is the Head of Philanthropy Advisory at UBS with over fifteen years of experience in related fields.

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Steve Waddell

Principal, NetworkingAction

Steve Waddell supports organizational, network, and societal change and development, through consultation, education, research, and personal leadership.

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T. Başak Ersen

Secretary General, Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV)

After working in a variety of different consulting firms, Başak Ersen has joined Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) in 2004 and is currently serving as the Secretary General of the organization.

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Tina Thiart

Independent Philanthropy Professsional

Tina Thiart is one of the directors of HGG NPO Sustainability Solutions, a newly established company in that works with Independent Funds and Non Profit organisations to achieve sustainability.

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Tom Mboya Were

Programmes Director, Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)

Tom Were has served as the Programmes Director Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) since 2009.

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Üstün Ergüder

Emeritus Professor, Sabanci University

Üstün Ergüder received his undergraduate degree from Manchester University in England.

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Vikki Spruill

President & CEO, Council on Foundations

Vikki Spruill is president and CEO of the Council on Foundations, a national nonprofit association of more than 1,700 philanthropic organizations and corporations.

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