Kris Anderson

Interim President

Kris Anderson is the principal of Kris Anderson Consulting, a nonprofit and philanthropic consultancy that seeks to build nonprofit impact and sustainability. She is also the part-time executive director of The Portland Clinic Foundation and the co-author (with Greg Chaillé) of State of Giving: Oregon Volunteers, Donors, and Nonprofits (OSU Press, 2015). Kris serves as the grants chair of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, a member of the Oregon Historical Society’s Cabinet, the former board secretary and Portland2016 Biennial chair of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, and as an occasional Oregon Cultural Trust grants reviewer. She is a regular speaker and moderator on nonprofit strategy and culture, most recently for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Board 101, and Portland State University. Before returning to her home state of Oregon in 2012, Kris studied and taught English literature at the University of Oxford and taught the humanities at the Open University in London. She and her husband are avid travelers, hikers, skiers, and arts and culture lovers.