Tim Hanstad

About Tim Hanstad
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Tim Hanstad leads the Chandler Foundation as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the Chandler Foundation, Tim co-founded and was the long-time CEO of Landesa, the world’s leading land rights organization. Tim led its growth from a two-person team to a Top-10 Global NGO with more than 20 offices around the world. He launched Landesa’s programs in China, the former Soviet Union, and India, where he lived for five years.

Tim is a Skoll Social Entrepreneur Awardee and a World Economic Forum Outstanding Social Entrepreneur. He has authored numerous books and articles on economic and social development. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and beyond. He holds two law degrees from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University, where he was honored as the 2017 Alumni of the Year.

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Funding Systems Change in Asia: What Can Donors & Doers Learn from Each Other?

2020 06 11

The challenges that need to be solved across the global south to reduce inequality and poverty are complex and multi-faceted. For transformative change to take place, solutions need to adopt a systems change approach and address the issues that lie…Read More

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Collaborating to Achieve the SDGs

2020 06 08

To achieve the SDGs by 2030, collaborations and partnerships are crucial to this success. As we consider the additional challenges posed by the economic and social setbacks from COVID-19, bringing together philanthropists in a meaningful way will be critical to…Read More



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