Rachel Cardone founded RedThread Advisors to advise philanthropies, donors, and funding recipients on strategy development, program design, and the creation of meaningful management systems to advance social impact. She has also served as program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she was co-creator of the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington. She holds an MPA from the Columbia University and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan.


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