Madeleine Clarke is Founding Director of Genio, an Irish Non-Governmental Organisation that works to bring Government and private/philanthropic funders together to develop better ways to support disadvantaged people to live full lives in their communities.
Prior to establishing Genio, Madeleine worked in the social sector for thirty years. During that time she undertook a number of roles including inaugural Chair and co-founder of the Children’s Rights Alliance of Ireland, Deputy CEO of Barnardos and independent consultant working with statutory, philanthropic and non-governmental agencies.
Madeleine is a psychologist by profession. She holds an M.A. in psychology from University College Dublin and a M.Sc. [Econ.] from the University of Wales.
Ever since we looked at venture philanthropy (VP) in issue three of Pioneers Post Quarterly, supporters and critics have contacted us. Here, the chair of the European Venture Philanthropy Association makes the case for.