Kim Starkey Jonker

President and CEO,
King Philanthropies

Kim Starkey Jonker brings 25 years of expertise in equipping philanthropists, nonprofit leaders and board members to achieve more impact. She is president and CEO of King Philanthropies, a lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), and co-author, with Bill Meehan, of “Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector” (Stanford University Press, 2018).

At King Philanthropies, she directs the organization’s ambitious initiatives to alleviate extreme poverty by magnifying the impact of high-performing leaders and organizations. As a lecturer at Stanford GSB, she teaches the popular course – Social Ventures Practicum – in which students develop plans for establishing new ventures with a social mission. Her and Meehan’s book, “Engine of Impact”, distills extensive research into what drives excellence in the social sector, providing actionable guidance for donors, nonprofit leaders and board members to maximize their personal impact.

Her work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), McKinsey Quarterly, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Stanford Business. She served as a visiting practitioner at the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society and has advised a wide range of philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. Previously, she advised business leaders as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.