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National Manager of Philanthropy and Non-Profit Services at Perpetual Limited
Caitriona Fay joined Perpetual’s Philanthropy team in January 2103 and is the current National Manager – Philanthropy and Non-Profit Services, a senior role leading Perpetual’s commitment to Philanthropy and the non-profit sector. With nearly fifteen years of philanthropic and grantmaking experience in Australia and Europe, Caitriona has an extensive understanding of national and international funding approaches and mechanisms. Prior to joining Perpetual Caitriona worked with the Heritage Lotter Fund in the UK and more recently led The Ian Potter Foundation’s granting team. She is currently a director of The Channel, a giving circle for and supporting LGBTQI young people. As an inaugural team member of the Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy (LLEAP) research project, Caitriona possess a high level of understanding relating to the trends and challenges in the philanthropic sector within Australia. Her sector knowledge and standing was affirmed in 2012 when she was named the Australian Institute of Grant Management’s inaugural Grantmaker of The Year.→
Before joining Watsi as Head of Content, Michelle managed development and communications at the non-profit incubator kitchen La Cocina, where she got her first taste of working on crowdfunding campaigns, and developed a serious love for huitlacoche. She's obsessed with breaking down complex ideas through a combination of storytelling and humor (well, she tries), and she's an unapologetic fan of puns, the oxford comma, and chocolate chip cookies.→
Founder, Giving Evidence
Caroline Fiennes is one of the few people whose work has appeared in both The Lancet and OK! Magazine. She is a leading advocate and campaigner for effective philanthropy, in which she has worked for twelve years. She serves on boards of: Charity Navigator; The Cochrane Collaboration; the Center for Effective Philanthropy; and leading international development think-tank the Center for Global Development. She works with Innovations for Poverty Action and formerly with J-PAL at MIT. A former award-winning charity CEO herself, she founded Giving Evidence which advises donors of various descriptions and in many countries about effective giving, and conducts research to improve it→
Joseph Flesh is the co-founder of Purple Binder, a mission-driven for-profit that works with health systems to keep patients healthier outside of the clinic. Purple Binder presented on the main stage at Health Datapalooza 2014 in Washington, D.C., won first prize in the 2013 Booth School of Business Social New Venture Challenge, and is a Healthbox portfolio company. Based in Chicago, Purple Binder was founded in 2012 by Joseph Flesh and Declan Frye.→
Andrew Foote is an analyst at Measuring Success, a group that helps nonprofits do data-driven decision-making to improve their outcomes.→
The Open Knowledge Foundation
Open Knowledge is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.→
Jess Freaner is a Data Scientist at Datascope Analytics, a Chicago based data science consultancy, with a love of bourbon, coffee, and visualizations. As co-organizer of Women in Machine Learning for Data Science Chicago (WiMLDS) and Data Science Chicago Meetup, she understands the importance of fostering community and supporting socially-conscious analyses. Her passions drive her to tinker and create while both on and off the clock, whether that means whipping up something new in the kitchen, DIY-ing a costume, or getting down and dirty with some data.→