Lynn Taliento

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Lynn Taliento


Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company


Washington, DC


Lynn most recently was the leader of the Global Philanthropy Practice at McKinsey & Company. She founded the firm’s first practice area dedicated to the nonprofit sector almost 20 years ago, and since worked with leading philanthropists, nonprofits and innovative corporate foundations around the world on strategy, organization and advocacy. She also led McKinsey’s foundational research on the nonprofit sector, including its seminal report “And the Winner Is…” on how to design prizes that work.

Lynn is a founding board member of Malala Yousafzai’s organization, the Malala Fund, which advocates for girls’ secondary education around the world. She is also board chair of, a nonprofit founded by Gary White and Matt Damon that has pioneered the “WaterCredit” approach to making water and sanitation solutions affordable for all.

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