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Lucy Bernholz Katherine Fulton Gabriel Kasper


Blueprint Research & Design, Inc.
Blueprint Research & Design, Inc. is a strategy consulting firm that specializes in helping foundations and other philanthropic entities capture, use, and share information in ways that will amplify the impact of their philanthropic practices. For more information, see

Monitor Institute
Monitor Institute is part of the Monitor Group, a family of professional service firms employing more than 1,000 professionals who operate in a closely linked network of 29 offices around the globe. Monitor Institute leverages the intellectual, human, and financial resources of Monitor Group to customize and innovate strategies used by private actors—citizens, nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, and corporations—to solve complex social challenges. For more information, see



Katherine Fulton is president of the Monitor Institute and a partner of the Monitor Group. Her career path has been shaped by two passionate interests: the use of private resources for public purposes and the connection between leadership and learning. She has explored these themes through leadership positions in organizational consulting and journalism, and through teaching and volunteer service. Prior to moving to the Monitor Institute, Katherine was the co-head of the consulting practice at another Monitor Group company, Global Business Network. During much of the past decade at GBN, she helped organizations in more than 12 industries manage more skillfully in the face of increasing uncertainty. In recent years, her consulting practice has increasingly focused on the future of philanthropy and nonprofits, and she has given more than three dozen major speeches on the subject. She is the co-author of two publications, Looking Out for the Future: An Orientation for Twenty-First Century Philanthropists and What If? The Art of Scenario Thinking for Nonprofits. Her efforts have won her both a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and a Lyndhurst Foundation prize for community service, and her innovative course design at Duke University was featured in Time magazine. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College, where she was also the captain of the women’s basketball team. She can be reached via email at


Gabriel Kasper joined the Monitor Institute in 2004. He is a strategist with deep experience working with foundations and other organizations developing programs for social benefit. Before coming to Monitor, he was the program officer for philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where he was responsible for developing the foundation’s strategy and managing its grantmaking to increase the effectiveness of philanthropy as a field. Gabriel also spent two years managing neighborhood programs at a small community foundation in Berkeley and has nearly 10 years of experience as a consultant, providing applied research, program design, and strategic advising services to foundations, nonprofits, and corporations. He has written numerous articles on topics including philanthropic innovation, diversity in philanthropy, foundation collaboration, community development, and the growth of philanthropy in Latino and other identity-based communities. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds a master’s in city planning from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was captain of the men’s ultimate frisbee team. He can be reached via email at



Lucy Bernholz is the founder and president of Blueprint Research & Design, Inc. She has worked as a program officer and consultant to foundations for 15 years. As a community foundation program officer she was responsible for developing and managing grant programs in the arts and humanities, community development, education, environment, health, historic preservation, and human services. She also supervised the implementation of special initiatives focused on neighborhood development, lesbian and gay community issues, management assistance, citizenship, and early adolescence. She is a noted analyst of the philanthropic industry and has published numerous articles in the trade and general press, edited collections, and scholarly journals. Her most recent book, Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution, was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2004. In 2003-2004, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where she began work on a new book. Lucy earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Yale, where she captained the lacrosse team and played field hockey. She can be reached via email at


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