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Rebecca W. Graves

    Executive Director, CF Insights


Becca has over 15 years of nonprofit strategy consulting and evaluation experience. Since 2001 she has led a wide range of projects for FSG, with a particular focus on place-based social change.

Role at FSG

Becca leads CF Insights and FSG’s Community Philanthropy impact area, helping community leaders and philanthropists on issues of strategy, evaluation, and organizational sustainability. Her projects have ranged widely, including assessing the progress of major education reforms, building the capacity of community intermediaries, establishing metrics of success for large scale collaboratives, and support of collective impact efforts in several communities. Through CF Insights, Becca helps provide a knowledge platform for the community foundation field focused on improving performance and sustainability. In addition, she is a primary architect of FSG’s community foundation sustainability research and tools for the field.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Becca was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting where she worked with corporate, nonprofit, and government clients. She also served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer at Wellspring House, Inc., a community-based organization operating programs to address family homelessness.


  • Dartmouth College, BA, magna cum laude, with a major in Economics and a minor in Applied Mathematics


  • American Evaluation Association

On Working at FSG

"I’ve had the opportunity to learn from and support a wide range of community-based philanthropists over the last 10 years, and I never cease to be fascinated by each unique community and the process of crafting the right strategy to fit a distinct set of needs, resources, values, relationships, and leadership approaches.

"Through CF Insights, we help over 500 community foundations share knowledge, take a fresh look at key strategic and business model questions, and make more data-driven decisions. I believe that a focus on building our collective knowledge base can help each individual organization find new opportunities for impact, taking into account the unique aspects of their own community and organization."

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