Macarena Olsen

Macarena Olsen

Macarena Olsen is Editor At-Large for Philanthropy Daily. She works at American Philanthropic, a consulting firm whose mission is to strengthen civil society by improving the effectiveness of charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations. In her role as a consultant, she provides expert services to nonprofit clients in the areas of messaging, design, branding, and foundation and major gift strategies.

Her background includes years of experience directing fellowship programs and crafting academic content at an educational nonprofit. She has written and spoken on a wide range of topics at popular journals and academic institutions, including First Things, America Magazine, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, and the Association for Core Texts and Courses at Shimer College of Liberal Arts.

She holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, where she studied the great philosophical, literary, mathematical, scientific, and musical texts seminal to Western thought.



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