Cofounder, Open Impact
Heather McLeod Grant is the cofounder of Open Impact and a social entrepreneur, author, and consultant with 25 years of experience in social change. She is coauthor of the bestselling Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, named a Top Ten Book of the Year by The Economist, and numerous case studies, articles, and other publications. Previously she was the principal of McLeod-Grant Advisors. Grant helped lead the nonprofit practice at Monitor Institute and served as a McKinsey & Company consultant. She began her career as an Echoing Green Fellow when she cofounded Who Cares, a national magazine for young social entrepreneurs published from 1993 to 1999. She is a venture partner with Draper-Richards-Kaplan and has served on numerous local, national, and global nonprofit boards. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and a bachelor’s from Harvard University.