The Authors

Mary Ellen Capek is Principal of Capek & Associates, a philanthropy research and consulting practice based in Corrales, New Mexico. She currently serves as senior advisor to the Diversity in Philanthropy Project, a national collaborative funded by the California Endowment, W.K.Kellogg Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, and others that works to institutionalize deep diversity across the philanthropic sector. She also does consulting with individual foundations and their leadership around issues of deep diversity. A founding officer and former executive director of the National Council for Research on Women, Capek is also a founding board member of the Aspen Institute’s Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a former member of Independent Sector’s Research Committee and The Conference Board’s Work/Life Leadership Council (formerly Work/Family Council), and former board chair of the Equality New Mexico Foundation. She is a research scholar affiliated with the Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico.

Capek Bibliography

Molly Mead is Director, Center for Community Engagement at Amherst College and former Lincoln Filene Professor at Tufts University’s University College of Citizenship and Public Service where she taught courses in leadership, gender and public policy, and innovative nonprofits in the department of Urban and Environmental Policy and the department of American Studies. She is a research advisor to the Girls’ Coalition of Greater Boston, a member of Women & Philanthropy’s Action/Research Committee, and also works as a consultant to foundations and nonprofits on the topic of women, girls, and philanthropy. She has worked closely with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay to help them develop their Today’s Girls . . . Tomorrow’s Leaders campaign, a program that raises funds for and develops the capacities of programs that serve girls. She regularly speaks at events around the country where funders and grantees discuss how to serve women and girls more effectively.

Mead Bibliography