Press release

National Centre for Social Research appoints new member to its International Advisory Board

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has extended its International Advisory Board with new member, Molly Schultz Hafid.
  • Publishing date:
    23 November 2023

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has extended its International Advisory Board with new member, Molly Schultz Hafid. NatCen International is the global arm of NatCen. It draws upon the International Advisory Board’s expertise and global outlook to work on a range of social policy issues and meet its mission to empower societies to shape policy and practice globally.

Molly is the Executive Director of a family foundation whose mission is to seek lasting solutions to homelessness and an equitable criminal legal system. She also manages a consulting practice, providing strategic guidance on grant making, next-generation engagement, and organizational development. Molly is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and part-time faculty at The New School's Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, teaching strategic philanthropy and fundraising to graduate students.

As a sector leader contributing strategic guidance and thought leadership, Molly was a 2021-2022 Aspen Institute and Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward Fellow.  In 2018, she was honoured to receive the Neighborhood Funders Group Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and serves as the Chair of the Board of Just Fund, the only non-profit grant making solution created by funders and organizers of colour. 

Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Director of NatCen International says: “We are delighted that Molly Schultz Hafid is joining our International Advisory Board. NatCen International has grown significantly over the past two years and this is a very exciting time for us. Molly is an exceptional thought leader on philanthropy and grantmaking in the US and globally.  Her insights will be invaluable in helping us refine our strategic focus and expand our impact and our networks."

Commenting on her appointment, Molly Schultz Hafid says: “I have long known the National Centre for Social Research for its rigorous and influential social research. I am delighted to join the advisory board and support the exciting mission of NatCen International and very much look forward to contributing to NatCen International’s future development.”

For more information please contact:

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Notes to editors:

  1. The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), Britain’s largest independent social research organisation, aims to promote a better-informed society through high quality social research (
  2. Further information on NatCen International and it’s advisory board (