Karen Green

Founder, Karen Green Consulting

Karen Green is a nonprofit governance and management consultant specializing in working with family foundations. In 2011, Green was named vice president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. She also served as Managing Director of Family Foundation Services at the Council on Foundations as well as Director of their Governing Boards Program, which provided foundation board members and CEOs with resources on foundation governance and oversight. At the Council she led national processes resulting in the Stewardship Principles for Family Foundations and Stewardship Principles for Independent Foundations.

Green was also the first President of the Healthcare Initiative Foundation, transforming the foundation from anonymity to a known and respected community presence. Prior to her involvement in philanthropy, she directed refugee resettlement efforts in Singapore and Indonesia to bring Vietnamese boat people to the U.S., and directed business advisory services for the U.S.-China Business Council. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University. You may contact Karen at karengreen301@gmail.com.


Managing Risk: Board Oversight of Foundation Investments

Posted on August 4, 2010 by Karen Green, Andras Kosaras

In the post-Madoff era, the foundation and nonprofit sector continues to struggle with how to invest philanthropic assets most appropriately, and how to ensure that boards and staff are managing investments prudently. This new edition of Passages, authored by two leading experts on the roles and responsibilities of foundation boards, examines the critical role of governance and how to develop… Read More