Paula Doherty Johnson
Paula Doherty Johnson "is a Senior Fellow with The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) where she leads efforts to understand, strengthen, and support global philanthropy and its impact on global development. Ms. Johnson conducts research to strengthen giving to and within other countries and works directly with individual donors and foundations to develop global giving strategies and programs. From 2002 - 2008, Ms. Johnson was also a research fellow with the Global Equity Initiative (GEI) at Harvard University where she led and conducted applied research aimed at strengthening the role of private philanthropic investments in advancing global equity.
"Prior to joining TPI and GEI, Ms. Johnson worked with several international development organizations, including the Academy for Educational Development, the Education Development Center, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She has helped to establish independent foundations in South America, Africa, and Asia and worked on a number of initiatives to strengthen civil society and build philanthropic capacity in Asia, Russia, and Eastern Europe.
"Ms. Johnson has authored several studies on philanthropy and development. Recent research has explored diaspora giving, the development and promotion of global philanthropy, and international giving through community foundations. She is a trustee and director of the Kelsey Trust, a private foundation that focuses on issues of education, children-at-risk, and the environment, and she serves as a board member of the Global Philanthropy Partnership. She received an A.B. from Brown University and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics."