Caroline Kronley

Former Managing Director

Caroline Kronley joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2012. As managing director for strategy, she led the team responsible for strategy development within new programmatic initiatives at the Foundation. She also supported broader strategic efforts that help realize the Foundation’s mission and goals.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Kronley was a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners as well as Booz & Company, where she served a broad range of clients on strategy and organizational performance. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kronley oversaw strategic planning activities for a Mexican microfinance institution. In this role, she designed and led marketing, partnership, training and program evaluation initiatives. She has also worked in various capacities for a number of non-profit organizations in the United States, focusing on community development and financial inclusion.

Ms. Kronley graduated from Haverford College with a degree in history and a concentration in Latin American studies and holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Authored Content

  • Feb 22 2017
    Blog Post Lessons from The Other Side of Scale The best conferences send you back to the office with a notebook full of “notes to self”—things you want to try or think about doing differently. Last week I had the opportunity to join a workshop for non-profits and funders on realizing impact at scale, held by The Bridgespan Group and Harvard Business School. It […] Caroline Kronley
  • May 24 2016
    Blog Post Paper Prototyping: A Guide For Surfacing Innovative Ideas More Quickly Almost every new consumer product that hits the shelf starts with a prototype. Manufacturers use prototypes to determine if the product will function properly, appeal to the customers they’re targeting, and attract the investors needed for scale. Prototypes help designers study, discuss, and refine their product until they’ve produced a tested version that’s ready for […] Caroline Kronley, Jessica Joseph
  • Jul 08 2015
    Blog Post When Problem Meets Solution One of the most fascinating—and humbling!—experiences you have working for a 102-year-old institution is discovering new stories of the organization’s work and impact. We recently received a visit in The Rockefeller Foundation’s New York offices from the leaders of the Bikuben Foundation, a Danish philanthropy. Over the course of our discussion, they mentioned the role […] Caroline Kronley