Minna Jung

Senior Advisor & Writer (she/her)

Throughout her career, Minna Jung has focused on bringing clarity and forward momentum to social change efforts through strategic communications.

Minna has been super-lucky to work on amazing causes and efforts during her career in philanthropy and nonprofit communications, including but not limited to: health and healthcare, education, reproductive health, climate change and environmental conservation, and affordable housing. She has worked at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and has led communications for great nonprofits like Environmental Defense Fund and Earthjustice. She served on the board of the Communications Network, a membership organization for communication professionals working in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, for 11 years.

After trying on several guises as a communications consultant, Minna mostly calls herself a writer these days, although she takes on bigger projects when the cause feels right and she just can’t help herself. She is based in the San Francisco Bay area.

Why are you a strategist for good?

“I can’t not think about strategy, because I always like to know where I’m supposed to be going or why I’m doing what I’m doing, and I can only do strategy for good, not evil, causes. (Evil being defined as causes powered by those who do not value human life or justice or equity.)

What’s your superpower?

“Writing! I can also tell you who’s married or dating who in the celebrity ecosystem, and I am a champion speller.”

Who is your intellectual crush?

“Michelle Obama”


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Grantmakers for Education

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East Bay Community Foundation