Glen Galaich

Northern California Human Rights Watch

Dr. Galaich is CEO of The Philanthropy Workshop, the leader in ongoing strategic philanthropy education and networking — inspiring individuals and families to give better. His work on behalf of human rights and philanthropy has spanned more than a decade. He previously served as CEO of San Francisco-based The Philanthropy Workshop West.

His career in strategic philanthropy started with the founding team of the Global Philanthropy Forum where he was responsible for launching the first and second Conferences on Borderless Giving. He also served at Human Rights Watch as the deputy director of development for North America where he had strategic oversight of the Human Rights Watch Council, a network of supporters and opinion leaders committed to raising money for, and awareness of, human rights in five major cities. Galaich has written and published on the role of ethnicity in the formation of political parties, human rights and in the use of political violence and repression in sub-Saharan Africa. He serves on the board of GuideStar USA.

He holds a PhD and an MA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Political Science, and a BA in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego.