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Rebecca W. Graves

    Managing Director


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 FSG’s Community Philanthropy impact area, helping community leaders and philanthropists on issues of strategy, evaluation, and organizational growth. Her projects have ranged widely, including assessing the progress of major education reforms, building the capacity of community intermediaries, establishing shared goals and metrics of success for large scale collaboratives, and supporting collective impact efforts in several communities. From 2010-2014, Becca was also the Executive Director of CF Insights, a knowledge sharing platform created by FSG in partnership with the community foundation 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 15 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.”


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