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Trista Harris

President, Future Good

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Trista Harris is a philanthropic futurist and nationally known as a passionate advocate for equity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Trista has been featured on CNN and her work has been covered by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the New York Times, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Forbes, and numerous social sector blogs. She is an international speaker on using the tools of futurism to solve society’s biggest challenges.

Trista is President of FutureGood, a consultancy focused on helping visionary leaders build a better future. Prior to launching FutureGood, Trista was president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF), a vibrant community of grantmakers who award more than $1 billion annually. She was also the executive director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice.

Harris earned her master’s of public policy degree from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and her bachelor of arts from Howard University, Washington, DC. She has also received a certificate in strategic foresight from The University of Oxford.

Harris currently serves on the board of the Association of Black Foundation Executives. Harris strives to promote best practices in grantmaking that build capacity of nonprofits while creating measurable social change in the community.

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