John Kania, Executive in Residence at New Profit
Most recently John was Global Managing Director at FSG, a non profit consulting firm supporting leaders in achieving large scale lasting social change. As Global Managing Director at FSG, John led the firm for 18 years, consulting with clients in a variety of sectors including education, health care, global development, community development, and the environment. He also speaks and writes extensively on accelerating social impact and systems change.
John is co-author of the book, Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World. He is also one of Stanford Social Innovation Review’s most frequently published authors, with recent articles: Collective Impact (2011), Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World (2014) and The Dawn of System Leadership (2015). John just released a new article, The Water of Systems Change (2018), which helps practitioners to identify the highest leverage points in creating change within their system.
Prior to joining FSG, John was a partner at both Mercer Management Consulting and Corporate Decisions, Inc. (CDI) consulting to corporations on strategy. He began his career as an advertising executive with Leo Burnett Company.
John has an M.B.A. from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. He currently resides in Lincoln, MA with his wife Holly. John has three grown children.