Kelly Born

Program Officer, Madison Initiative

Kelly Born is a Program Officer for the Madison Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She oversees grantmaking in areas including campaigns and elections, media and journalism and civic engagement.

Previously, Kelly worked as a strategy consultant with the Monitor Institute, a nonprofit consulting firm, where she supported strategic planning efforts at a number of foundations. Earlier in her career, she consulted extensively with nonprofits, the private sector, and governments in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

Kelly’s work on impact investing and voting have been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her work on scenario planning was published in the book “Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment.” Kelly serves on the boards of two funder affinity groups: Media Impact Funders and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement. She is a guest lecturer at both Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and UC Santa Cruz, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in economics from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.

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