The Giving Pledge

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Katherina Rosqueta
Executive Director, Center for High-Impact Philanthropy
School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania
· Expert on philanthropy and high-impact philanthropic giving, particularly during the current economic crisis
· More than 15 years experience in social entrepreneurship, non-profit management, for-profit strategy consulting and philanthropy
· Leader in bringing more reliable information and better metrics so that individual donors can make informed philanthropic decisions
“The Giving Pledge is a high-profile example of what many fundraising experts have long known: ‘peer ask’ is very effective for raising funds.  The bigger challenge has always been how to best spend those funds so it makes the greatest impact.  That’s the real opportunity –- to turn ‘high input’ philanthropy into ‘high impact’ philanthropy.”