10 Feb 2015
Washington, D.C.—GuideStar today announced the appointment of Dr. Glen Galaich to its board of directors, effective late January. As GuideStar focuses on a new strategic vision to provide stakeholders of social change with the critical information they need to make good decisions, Dr. Galaich fills a vital role on the board with his extensive expertise in the field, particularly because of his of experience in philanthropy education.
“We are thrilled to have Glen join our board of directors,” said GuideStar president and CEO Jacob Harold. “Glen’s deep experience in the nonprofit sector and leadership in philanthropy education makes him an asset to the team. We are very much looking forward to watching how Glen’s leadership supports GuideStar’s continued evolution.”
Dr. Galaich is Chief Executive Officer of The Philanthropy Workshop (www.TPW.org), the leader in ongoing strategic philanthropy education and networking—inspiring individuals and families to give better. With offices in San Francisco, New York, and London, TPW’s member network of more than 350 philanthropists is the largest of its kind and unique to the field of philanthropy. TPW members hail from the United States and the United Kingdom with significant numbers from Canada and countries throughout Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.
“I’ve long admired GuideStar as a provider of critically important resources and products within the social sector,” Dr. Galaich said. “I’m thrilled to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the collective philanthropy, nonprofit, digital media, and technology space in an effort to continue to affect positive change.”
Dr. Galaich’s work on behalf of human rights and philanthropy has spanned more than a decade. He served as Chief Executive Officer of San Francisco-based The Philanthropy Workshop West from 2009 until its merger with the London-based Institute for Philanthropy in 2014. 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. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.A. in political science from the University of California at San Diego.
GuideStar is the largest source of nonprofit information, connecting people and organizations with information on more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. Some 7 million people, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media, use GuideStar's data every year to make intelligent decisions about the social sector. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, GuideStar collects its information from the IRS, directly from nonprofits, and other partners in the nonprofit sector. GuideStar is a participant in the Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #75786.