Gabriel Kasper is a Managing Director with Monitor Institute by Deloitte, and co-leads the Institute’s philanthropy consulting practice. He has spent more than two decades helping funders understand the changing context for their work and make sense of what those shifts will mean for both what they do and how they do it. He tracks emerging trends inside and outside the field and translates cutting-edge commercial innovation methods into new approaches for addressing philanthropic and social-sector challenges.
His work with funders is grounded in first-hand experience, both as a program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and as a manager of neighborhood programs at the Berkeley Community Fund. He is an award-winning writer about the future of philanthropy, and has authored popular Stanford Social Innovation Review cover stories on “The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation” and “Working WIkily: Social Change with a Network Mindset,” as well as the Monitor Institute publications What’s Next for Philanthropy, What’s Next for Community Philanthropy, Intentional Innovation, Re-imagining Measurement, and On the Brink of New Promise: The Future of U.S. Community Foundations.