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Jennifer McCrea

Founder and CEO, Exponential Fundraising


Jennifer McCrea is a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Hauser Institute for Civil Society, where she leads the Course in Exponential Fundraising. For more than 25 years, she’s worked with many of the world’s most accomplished nonprofit organizations and leaders, including, Teach for America, Pencils of Promise, Witness, VisionSpring, Mercy Corps, Comic Relief, X Prize Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, New Profit, and many others.

Jennifer is also the CEO of BornFree, an initiative that brings private sector resources and acumen to the goal of eradicating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015.

She’s a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and serves an advisory board member of the MIT Media Lab, the Blue School and the Quincy Jones MusiQ Consortium.
Jennifer’s new book, written with philanthropist Jeff Walker, is The Generosity Network.