Christina Wu

Philanthropy Consultant

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Key Results

Christina Wu is passionate about helping organizations more effectively leverage their resources to advance impact. For her, ‘good intentions are not enough’ and she has brought this mindset to her philanthropy and impact investment work over the last 10+ years.

As a Philanthropy Solutions Consultant she enjoys connecting and understanding people—who they are and the challenges they face, and translating this into the solutions that serve grantmakers and their end beneficiaries.

Christina worked for the European Venture Philanthropy Association for four years, listening to what philanthropists and impact investors needed to realize their objectives together. As Head of Community, she created the impact measurement framework, implemented new systems and streamlined the ‘member journey’ so impact makers could more effectively collaborate, co-invest, and share best practices.  

She began her career in social impact, having co-founded Global Agents in 2006, a Canadian charitable foundation investing in early stage, high impact social enterprises globally. Prior to this, she has experience working in B2B marketing communication in the education and telecom sectors.


Notable Clients & Projects

  • Seattle Foundation - Led digital strategy development to remediate donor (customer) experience, resulting in a tactical roadmap for improvement and data-informed donor segmentation and donor profiles.
  • San Francisco Foundation - Process redesign distilling multiple application forms into a common application form, applying a trust-based philanthropy approach  
  • Equitas - Led solution selection comparison for a newly formed Canadian, federally funded global grantmaking program. 
  • Mat-Su Foundation - Supported a foundation in developing GMS training materials to enable stabilization on a system and facilitated change management 

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Market & Ecosystem Development
  • Venture Philanthropy 

Tech Tools

Training & Education

The Coaching Fellowship
2018 Coaching Fellow: Executive coaching program and community for young women impact leaders

ESADE, Ramon Llull University, Spain
2016 Masters Business Administration
2015 Pearson Affordable Learning Fund Fellow: Provided technical on-ground support to one of Pearson’s portfolio social enterprises in South Africa

Simon Fraser University, Canada
2008 Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration (Marketing)
Joint Major with Communication

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