Since 2013, Edward Skloot is an independent consultant to foundations and nonprofit organizations based in New York City.
Edward Skloot founded the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society at Duke University in 2008. He was also Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. He was CEO of the Surdna foundation from 1989 to 2007. Before Surdna, Mr. Skloot was founder and president of New Ventures, a nonprofit consulting firm that assisted other NGOs in earning income as a complement to fund-raising.
Mr. Skloot is an honorary board member of Venture Philanthropy Partners, serves on the board of the Citizen Schools and is an Ambassador for the Performance Imperative.
Skloot has written and spoken widely on the subjects of nonprofit management, social venturing and sectoral leadership. Surdna has published a compilation of his recent speeches in a book called "Beyond the Money." He also was the principal writer and editor of "The Nonprofit Entrepreneur," and is co-editor of Scaling Social Impact: New Thinking.