Kimberly Dasher Tripp is Founder and Principal of Strategy for Scale. She supports philanthropists in building strategies and processes that reward innovation and accelerate systems change. With social enterprises, she works on issues related to the nuanced art of scaling: strategic plans that drive measurable outcomes and can be operationalized; governance; leadership and talent; development strategy and growth plans; and impact measurement. Kimberly enjoys research and writing about philanthropy, leadership, social impact and the issues that face organizations at scale.
Previously, Kimberly was Principal on the Portfolio Team of the Skoll Foundation, where her work focused on developing funding opportunities and selection processes to drive large-scale change; managing relationships with funded social entrepreneurs and the networks that surround and support them; and coaching leaders of growing organizations. Kimberly partnered with twenty-six of Skoll’s grantees over her five-year tenure and was responsible for curating the annual convening of all Skoll grantees. Prior to Skoll, her experience included nonprofit, international work and for-profit marketing.
Kimberly holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. Following Princeton, she received a Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship and taught at Khon Kaen University in Thailand. She currently serves on the board of mothers2mothers and previously on the alumni board of the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley.