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The Boston Foundation

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The Barr Foundation, the Boston Foundation, and the Institute for Nonprofit Practice invite you to join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Bill Meehan, Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and Stanford GSB Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management, and Kim Starkey Jonker, President and CEO of King Philanthropies, on their new book, with a foreword by Jim Collins, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector.

INP President and CEO Yolanda Coentro will engage the authors and audience in a lively discussion about the essential components of strategic leadership that set high-achieving donors, board members, and executives apart from others in the nonprofit sector.

A lunch reception will begin at 1:00pm.

About the Authors

William F. (Bill) Meehan III is the Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a director emeritus of McKinsey & Company. In addition, he is Special Advisor to King Philanthropies, where he also serves as board member, and a co-author of Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector.

At the GSB Bill has taught the course “Strategic Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations and Social Ventures” for 20 years, and he developed and teaches a pioneering course focused on the role of private investment in developing economies, “Private Equity in Frontier Markets.” In 2014, he received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the GSB. Bill also helped launch the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (known as Seed), is a founding member of the advisory council of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, a faculty member in both the Public Management Program and the Center for Social Innovation, and a member of the Arts Advisory Council.

Over many years, Bill has served on the boards of multiple nonprofit organizations. He is a life governor of the San Francisco Symphony, chair emeritus of GuideStar, and former chair of United Way of the Bay Area. He is also a former board member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) and a former trustee of the OSF Endowment Fund. Currently, he serves on the board of GiveDirectly and on the North American Council of Ashoka.

Kim Starkey Jonker brings 25 years of expertise in equipping donors, nonprofit leaders, and nonprofit board members to achieve more impact. She is president and CEO of King Philanthropies, a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), and co-author of Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector.

In her role overseeing King Philanthropies, Kim directs the organization’s ambitious initiatives to alleviate global poverty by identifying, supporting, and partnering with high performing social sector leaders and organizations. Working closely with its founders, Robert and Dorothy King, Kim leads all aspects of King Philanthropies’ strategy, operations and grantmaking, with more than $350 million in grants committed to date. As a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Kim teaches the popular course “Social Ventures Practicum” in which students develop ideas and plans for establishing new ventures with a social mission (structured either as a for-profit or nonprofit organization). Kim’s recent book, co-authored with Bill Meehan, Engine of Impact, distills extensive research into what drives high performance in the nonprofit sector, providing actionable and inspiring guidance for others to learn from the nonprofit sector’s extraordinary, courageous leaders.

Kim’s work has been featured widely, including in Forbes, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Stanford Business. She served as a visiting practitioner at the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) and has advised a wide range of philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofit organizations on topics such as strategy, impact evaluation, board governance, and organizational effectiveness. Kim was executive director of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership for a decade, selecting and recognizing extraordinary leaders and organizations in the nonprofit sector. Previously, Kim advised business leaders as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

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