Our efforts to help the world’s poor have a mixed record at best. In fact, many of our government’s most ambitious international aid programs have done more harm than good. As outsiders, whether from another country or just a neighboring community, we will always lack some of the critical knowledge needed to achieve lasting economic progress in places that need it most. That doesn’t mean we give up. It means we need a better way to help. There’s a solution to this outsider’s dilemma and it starts with private philanthropy. Join Atlas Network and The James Madison Institute for lunch on Thursday, December 6 to learn how you can better support growth and prosperity in your hometown and throughout the developing world.


Matt Warner is Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Network. In this role he supports the strategic evolution of Atlas Network's Coach, Compete, Celebrate approach to strengthening a global network of research and advocacy organizations all committed to expanding economic freedom for all people. As Senior Fellow, he writes and speaks on organizational development, change leadership, economic development and nonprofit strategy, most recently as a guest on the popular EconTalk podcast with Hoover Institution's Russ Roberts. His work has been published in the Cato Journal, the Washington Times, Forbes.com, Fee.org, as well as many daily and weekly newspapers throughout the United States. He has testified before several state legislative bodies on issues related to expanding liberty for individuals, particularly in educational choice and energy policy. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University and a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University. He is also certified by Georgetown University in organizational consulting and change leadership.