Executive Vice President
Meghan Duffy (she/her) is Executive Vice President at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, a community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to the resources and relationships needed to support thriving nonprofits and communities. GEO envisions courageous grantmakers working in service of nonprofits and communities to create a just, connected, and inclusive society where we can all thrive. Working closely with the CEO and board, Meghan ensures that GEO has the strategies, systems and resources in place to achieve goals for content, programming, partnerships, communications and revenue. Meghan joined GEO in 2011 to steward the Scaling What Works initiative and has served in several roles since then, including Vice President of Programs.
Meghan has over twenty years of experience advancing change in the philanthropic/nonprofit sector. Prior to joining GEO, Meghan served as Director of Special Projects for San Diego Grantmakers (now Catalyst) and also served on several foundation grants committees. Before moving to California, Meghan was Development Director at a national nonprofit LGBT health organization. She has also worked in fundraising and outreach for the Victory Fund and the Feminist Majority Foundation, and as a consultant specializing in writing and research for several other community organizations. Additionally, Meghan has taught sociology and LGBT studies as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland.
Meghan currently serves on the Fund the People Advisory Council and the LearnPhilanthropy Advisory Board. She earned a master’s in sociology at the University of California San Diego and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland.