Gabriel Kasper is a senior manager at the Monitor Institute, a consultancy and think tank focused on philanthropy and social change that operates as part of Deloitte Consulting LLP. He has spent nearly two decades helping leading funders to understand the changing context for their work and to make sense of what those shifts will mean for both what they do and how they do it. He tracks emerging trends inside and outside the field and translates cutting-edge commercial innovation methods into new approaches for addressing philanthropic and social-sector challenges.
His work with funders is grounded in first-hand experience, both as a program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and as a manager of neighborhood programs at a local affiliate of the East Bay Community Foundation.
He is a prolific writer about the future of philanthropy, and has authored popular Stanford Social Innovation Review cover stories on “The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation” and “Working Wikily: Social Change with a Network Mindset,” as well as the Monitor Institute publications What’s Next for Philanthropy, What’s Next for Community Philanthropy, Intentional Innovation and On the Brink of New Promise: The Future of US Community Foundations.