Michele Fugiel Gartner, MA, CAP®, is an experienced practitioner within the non-profit and philanthropic sectors, specializing in private/family foundations and social entrepreneurship. She is Ph.D. candidate at the University of St. Andrews, School of Management focusing on professionalism and family foundations. Michele instructs non-profit management and social entrepreneurship courses, provides advisory services for charitable organizations, and in 2016, she received the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation.
Michele’s prior philanthropic experience is with Trico Charitable Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Social Venture Partners Calgary. She was project manager for Enterprising Non-Profits Canada, an initiative of Employment and Social Development Canada and has sat on the Boards of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada and the Social Enterprise Alliance (U.S.). She received her M.A. degree in International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and is an alumna of the Rotary Group Study Exchange Fellowship and the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East-West Center. She resides in London, UK.
The writing included on this site has been previously published through a variety of networks, including The Conversation, Alliance Magazine, Trico Charitable Foundation, Foreign Policy Association, Social Venture Partners Calgary, Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance.ca, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Michele can be reached at mfgartner (at) mfgchange (dot) com.