Jennifer McCrea is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University and is a frequent speaker and writer on the topic of money, meaning and social change and the co-author of the best selling book, The Generosity Network. She is co-founder of Born Free Africa and is a Vice Chairman of the United Nation’s MDG Health Alliance.
For more than 30 years, she has partnered with philanthropists, board members and social change leaders to think more creatively and collaboratively about ways in which to align strategic direction and resources. Jennifer has worked with a wide range of organizations including Acumen, DonorsChoose.org, Grameen America, Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, Council on Foreign Relations, Teach for America, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Pencils of Promise, charity: water, Witness, Mercy Corps, Comic Relief, X Prize Foundation, Creative Commons, Solutions Journalism Network, VisionSpring, Robin Hood Foundation and many others.
She has 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 Chairman of the Advisory Board of the MIT Media Lab and serves as a board member at Just Capital, Target Zero, Reimagining Democracy Fund, Leading Change Network and the Quincy Jones MusiQ Consortium. She is also on the advisory board of the Blue School and Pioneer Works and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.