Kimberly Dasher Tripp

Kimberly Dasher Tripp

Founder, Strategy for Scale

Kimberly Dasher Tripp is Founder and Principal of Strategy for Scale where she is an advisor to private philanthropies and high-impact organizations. She partners with new and established philanthropists to build clear, impact-oriented strategies and processes to accelerate systems change. With social enterprises, she works on issues related to the nuanced art of scaling impact: strategic plans that drive measurable outcomes and can be operationalized; governance; leadership and talent; development strategy and growth plans; and impact measurement.

Kimberly also conducts research and writes about philanthropy and social enterprise. She wrote the blog It’s Not All About Growth For Social Enterprises for the Harvard Business Review and the articles Freeing the Social Entrepreneur, Five Lessons for New Philanthropists, and Philanthropy’s New Release for the Stanford Social Innovation Review. She also produced the report Going Beyond Giving for The Philanthropy Workshop.

Previously, Kimberly was Principal on the Portfolio Team of the Skoll Foundation, where she ran the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship.  Focusing on selection processes that highlight large-scale change and funding opportunities that reward innovation, risk and possibility, she managed twenty-six of Skoll’s grantees over her five-year tenure. Kimberly was also responsible for curating the annual convening of all Skoll grantees.  Prior to Skoll, her experience included nonprofit, international development work and corporate marketing.

Kimberly holds a MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. Following Princeton, she received a Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship and taught at Khon Kaen University in Thailand. She serves on the board of Health Care Without Harm, and previously served on the board of mothers2mothers.


Going Beyond Giving: Perspectives on the Philanthropic Practices of High and Ultra-High Net Worth Donors

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Kimberly Dasher Tripp, Rachel Cardone

The Philanthropy Workshop, with funding from the Raikes Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, commissioned research to understand the experiences, practices, and behaviors of high and ultra-high net worth philanthropists. The research included an electronic survey of over 200 individuals, including 132 TPW members representing 30% of the TPW network. Their responses raised provocative questions about the power… Read More

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