Marco Crescenzi


Marco is founder and President of the Social Change School and co-founder of Euclid Network, the Association of European Non Profit Managers (London/Paris 2006). He lives in Madrid after he had lived in Rome and London, and collaborates with the NGOS in Europe (UK, Spain, Italy, Germany) while developing a new focus on Africa.

Specialized in experimental social psychology, nonprofit management and journalism – since 1978, Marco has been involved before as an activist and student leader, then volunteer managing nonprofit organizations. Before the Social Change School he also worked for over 20 years in the profit sector as an entrepreneur and manager.

As a journalist, Marco is specialized on the issues of NGOs and Third Sector – professionalisation, dynamics, nonprofit labour market trends and opportunities, social innovation. His Blogs on ‘Il Fatto Quotidiano’ and Huffington Post It are the most followed Nonprofit blogs in Italy.

Since 1998, Marco has written a series of books on nonprofit topics:
Nonprofit Managers’ the first volume in Europe on this theme, published by Sperling and Kupfer (1998);
Nonprofit Managers and Management: an Ethical Challenge (ASVI ed. 2003);
International Guide to nonprofit careers’ (EMI ed. 2005);
Evaluating the quality of nonprofit and social enterprises – successful case studies’ (ASVI ed. 2008);
Social Innovation and Social Business’ (Graphofeel 2012).

Marco in the last ten years has also been engaged as:
Coordinator of the ‘Observatory on nonprofit labour market‘ (Italy 2003-2008);
Co-founder of Euclid Network, an Association of European Non Profit Managers (London/Paris 2006);
Founder I-SIN-Italian Social Innovation Network (Rome/Naples 2011), in connection with Nesta UK and…
Member of ACEVO-UK Third Sector Leader Association, London;
Responsible for Leader2Leader, Co-ordination of Italian Non profit Managers (2008- 2010);
Member of the Management of the Symbola-Foundation for Italian Quality (2005-2008).

Marco has three children, Sophia, Giordano and Elena, living in UK and in Rome, he is a passionate tennis player and a runner, and attends meditation classes with the Art of Living Foundation.

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