Tim Pennell


Boston Office

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Tim Pennell is a Director in Third Sector’s Boston office where he oversees advisory service teams collaborating with communities to re-write how they contract for social services, re-aligning vast amounts of public resources to move the needle on social problems. Since joining the firm in 2012, Tim has led projects in a variety of issue areas, including child welfare, early childhood, health, juvenile justice, homelessness, and workforce development. Tim also leads Third Sector’s business development activities. In 2014 he managed the firm’s inaugural federally funded Pay for Success grant competition. From 2013 to 2017 Tim managed Third Sector’s communications and PR activities. Previously, Tim served as Development Manager for the Winston-Salem Symphony in Winston-Salem, NC.

Tim graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Human & Organizational Development and a second major in Music, and holds an M.B.A. with honors from Boston University.

Tim has been a featured speaker on outcomes contracting and Pay for Success both in the United States and internationally. He was keynote speaker at the 2015 Japan Social Impact Investing Symposium in Tokyo, Japan and the 2017 Saudi Arabia Nonprofit Forum in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.