Darin McKeever

Deputy Director, Charitable Sector Support,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As a deputy director in the Global Policy & Advocacy division of the Gates Foundation, Darin McKeever leads the Charitable Sector Support team which engages governments, foundations, charitable associations, and philanthropists to improve the overall effectiveness of philanthropy and charities worldwide. Specifically, his team works to promote a favorable policy environment for charities and to seize the promise of the digital revolution to spread knowledge about solutions to social problems. Darin writes and speaks widely about nonprofits, charitable giving, and how trends in technology and transparency are impacting the social sector. His work and ideas have appeared in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Forbes.com, among other publications. A former Echoing Green Fellow, Darin joined the foundation in 2008 and currently serves on boards or committees for Alliance Magazine, Global Philanthropy Forum, Council on Foundations, and Harvard College. For more than a decade, Darin was the executive director and co-founder of Heads Up, a Washington, DC-based provider of academic and enrichment programs. Darin is a Harvard College graduate and received his M.P.A. as a Reynolds Foundation Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.