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Scott Jackson

President and CEO of Global Impact


Scott Jackson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Impact. Global Impact’s mission is to grow global philanthropy and build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people. It has raised $1.7 billion since inception. A global development fundraising and marketing veteran, Jackson has held leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including the global health and development non-profits PATH and World Vision. He has worked in more than 60 countries, and his global relief and development efforts have taken him to remote villages in Africa and Asia, to the heart of the Holy Land, and inside some of the most powerful institutions and governments around the world. Jackson has worked with global leaders around the world, including four U.S. presidents and their administrations, and he has represented international development issues with the offices of U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Hillary Clinton.

Jackson was a founding nonprofit member of The ONE Campaign to “make poverty history” and has worked on initiatives with Bono and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a long-standing member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and he serves on several national boards, including the International Center for Research on Women and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. He currently works closely with the leadership of more than 120 non-profits around the world, such as Save the Children, CARE, and Doctors Without Borders. Before taking leadership roles in the global development humanitarian sector, Scott founded TRADEC (Trade and Development Consortium), one of the first marketing and communications firms in North America to specialize in international trade and development, which later became part of APCO, a worldwide communications firm.