Grace Nicolette

Vice President, Programming

Center for Effective Philanthropy

Grace Nicolette is Vice President of Programming and External Relations at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), a national nonprofit that provides assessments, programs, and research on best practices to philanthropic foundations and major donors. She's the co-host of the podcast, Giving Done Right. Prior to joining CEP, Grace co-founded Social Venture Group (SVG), a philanthropy advisory firm in Shanghai that helped donors and corporations identify high potential nonprofits and social enterprises to invest in China. In 2011, the World Economic Forum named her a Young Global Leader. Grace has an Executive Education Certificate in Global Leadership and Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the board of the Veritas Forum and resides with her husband Tim and their two children in Cambridge, MA.


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