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W.T. McCullough Lecture 2012: John Kania
John Kania Managing Director, FSG

John Kania is the well-known co-author of "Collective Impact," a strategy for addressing large-scale social problems that has been called "one of the most important experiments occurring in the social sector today." He is on the cutting-edge of this new strategy, which is showing great promise where it is being applied in Ohio and across the country.

Kania is Managing Director at FSG, a social impact consulting firm. He has 25 years of experience advising organizations on issues of strategy, leadership, and organizational development. In his capacity overseeing FSG's consulting practice, Kania works with foundations, nonprofits, corporations and governments - both individually and collectively - to accelerate their ability to achieve social progress. Kania's client activity includes significant experience in education, economic and community development, health care, and the environment.

Prior to joining FSG, Kania was a partner at both Mercer Management Consulting and Corporate Decisions Inc. He began his career at Leo Burnett Company, a global advertising agency.

Kania has been published numerous times in the Wall Street Journal and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a co-author of Learning From the Future, a leading contemporary text on scenario planning and the 2011 book, Do More than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World. John speaks frequently around the U.S. and other countries on improving practices in the social sector.
Kania has an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. He resides in Lincoln, MA, with his wife, Holly, and three children.
May 18, 2012