Natalie Ross

Senior Director, Global Philanthropy and Partnerships
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Natalie Ross

Natalie is the Senior Director for Global Philanthropy and Partnerships at the Council. Natalie leads the strategy design and implementation of the Council's international program, which works to develop a positive global enabling environment for cross-border grantmaking. She also builds partnerships with global networks and oversees international content for Council convenings and conferences. Natalie regularly speaks on trends in international philanthropy and leads development of Council resources and research on international issues. 

Prior to joining the Council, Natalie worked at the Aga Khan Foundation USA, where she mobilized and managed a $30M portfolio of global civil society programs and launched the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy. Natalie received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and has lived and worked abroad throughout her career, including as a primary school teacher in Kampala, Uganda and as a Fulbright fellow in South Africa. 

Natalie is a life-long dancer who loves to travel and comes from a matriarchy of Midwestern bakers. 

You should contact Natalie if you want to learn more about existing resources and trends in global philanthropy.