Our Mentors

Paul Penley

Dr. Paul Penley evaluates charities for Excellence in Giving clients donating a combined $51 million annually. He manages the deal flow for the Kingdom Giving Fund launched in 2019 to invest transformative gifts of $1-$5M in professionally vetted ministry projects that accelerate measurable and sustainable impact. He has refined methods for nonprofit due diligence and completed on-site evaluations in a dozen countries around the world. Dr. Penley specializes in designing outcome measurement systems for internal and external reporting of program effectiveness. He is a regular contributor to philanthropy magazines like the Stanford Social Innovation Review and a speaker at venues like the Yale Philanthropy Conference or Christian Leadership Association. Dr. Penley’s ability to identify indicators of mission failure or success allows those he advises to support high-performing charities making the difference they want to fund.