Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 300 schools around the world. In recent years he has been named to Business Insider's 40 Under 40, Wired Magazine’s “50 People Who Are Changing the World,” and was selected as
Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 300 schools around the world. In recent years he has been named to Business Insider's 40 Under 40, Wired Magazine’s “50 People Who Are Changing the World,” and was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s first ten Global Shapers.
In addition, he now spearheads the Global Education Platform, an initiative conceived by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education to identify and accelerate breakthroughs in learning innovation.
He started his college career as a Division 1 basketball player, but while traveling abroad he met a young boy begging on the streets of India. When Braun asked him what he wanted most in the world, his small request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the organization Braun would leave Bain & Company several years later to start with just $25. Using his unique “for-purpose” approach, he meshed for-profit business acumen with non-profit idealism and in doing so created a leading organization in the global education space.
Braun graduated from Brown University and is now a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges and Fortune 1000 companies. He has also been a featured speaker at The White House, United Nations and Clinton Global Initiative. He avidly engages with his social media following of over 500,000 people and currently resides in New York City. His book The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list and is available in bookstores nationwide.
Founder @ PoP is a leading organization in the global education space. We believe every child should have access to quality education. We create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all. Learn more at www.pencilsofpromise.org From October 2008 to Present (7 years 1 month) Director @ The Global Education Platform is an initiative conceived by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education to accelerate the role of technology to educate marginalized youth. Through a network of partners the GEP aims to provide a free, digital platform where youth can search, discover and create content to improve learning via the mobile device. From January 2015 to Present (10 months) Senior Associate Consultant @ From July 2007 to March 2010 (2 years 9 months) Associate Consultant @ From July 2007 to March 2009 (1 year 9 months)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics, Sociology, Organizational Management @ Brown University From 2002 to 2006 Adam Braun is skilled in: Fundraising, Nonprofits, Leadership, Brand Development, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Strategy, Social Media, International..., Public Speaking, Philanthropy, Business Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship, Strategic Communications, Non-profits, Management Consulting, Strategic Partnerships, Social Media Marketing, Event Planning, Strategic Planning, Program Management, Public Relations, Social Networking, Consulting, Start-ups, Digital Strategy, Program Development, Business Development, Market Research, Marketing Strategy, Integrated Marketing, Financial Modeling, Marketing, Facebook, Due Diligence, Strategic Consulting, Digital Marketing
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