John Kania is a managing director at FSG, a global nonprofit strategy consulting firm that helps organizations achieve social impact by applying research, strategy and evaluation to better solve social problems. He has over twenty years of experience advising senior management on issues of strategy, organization and change management. At FSG, Kania leads strategic planning efforts for foundations, nonprofits and corporate philanthropy, in issues such as international health, US health care, US education, the environment, community development and nonprofit capacity-building. He has helped develop the applications of FSG’s strategy and problem-solving tools for the social sector. Prior to joining FSG, Kania was a partner at both Mercer Management Consulting and Corporate Decisions, Inc.
He has been published in Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Wall Street Journal and The Journal of Business Strategy and is a co-author of “Do More Than Give: The 6 Practices of Donors Who Change the World.” He speaks frequently around the US on improving the impact of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
Kania obtained is MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA from Dartmouth College.