GEIR Founding Principal
Region: North America
John Harvey, Founding Principal of the Grantee Experience and Insight Report and Global Philanthropy Services, holds more than 20 years’ professional experience in global philanthropy and is a passionate and respected advocate for its advancement. Before launching GEIR and Global Philanthropy Services, John served as Managing Director for Global Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations, where he led professional development programming and a successful advocacy effort aimed at simplifying IRS rules on cross-border grantmaking. Prior to that, John served for 10 years as founding Executive Director of Grantmakers Without Borders (now EDGE Funders Alliance), a funders’ network. There, John oversaw the organization’s advancement from start-up to respected leader promoting global social change philanthropy and the practice behind it.John is co-founder of New England International Donors, whose aim is to increase the quantity and quality of global giving originating from New England. John serves on the editorial board of Alliance magazine and writes for this journal on global philanthropy and social investment.