Systems Change Design

from HATCH Global Living Room with impact expert John Kania

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John Kania helps catalyze growth and impact of social ventures through systems change. John is a preeminent nonprofit and corporate consultant, collective impact expert, and author of several highly-regarded books and articles on social change.

Most recently John was Global Managing Director at FSG, a non-profit consulting firm supporting leaders in achieving large-scale lasting social change. As Global Managing Director at FSG, John led the firm for 18 years, working with clients in a variety of sectors including education, health care, global development, community development, and the environment. John combines practical advice with unconventional thinking to create a more equitable and sustainable future. He also speaks and writes extensively on accelerating social impact and systems change.

John is co-author of the book, Do More Than Give:  The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World. He is also one of Stanford Social Innovation Review’s most frequently published authors, with recent articles: Collective Impact (2011), Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World, and The Dawn of System Leadership. John recently released a new article, The Water of Systems Change, which helps practitioners to identify the highest leverage points in creating change within their system.

Prior to joining FSG, John was a partner at both Mercer Management Consulting and Corporate Decisions, Inc. (CDI) consulting to corporations on strategy. He began his career as an advertising executive with Leo Burnett Company.