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David Claps

Senior Consultant

David joins FSG with cross-sector experience in financial planning & analysis, program operations, and strategy consulting. He has a deep background in the intersections of arts & culture and impact, and has an emerging knowledge base and interest in food access and food insecurity. In his consulting work, David has advised clients on strategy and program feasibility in the areas of social services, shared services, and LGBTQ services, among others.

Before FSG

David spent several years in nonprofit management, focusing on finance and operations. He worked on the production team of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and was responsible for financial management and execution of the organization’s domestic and international touring. While at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business earning his MBA, David diversified into impact areas outside of arts & culture, most notably working as student consultant to an impact investing firm, leading the university’s annual impact conference, and acting as a fellow with the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. After graduating, David began consulting with Social Impact Architects, working as a generalist consultant to nonprofits of various impact areas. Immediately prior to joining FSG, David worked with District of Columbia Public Schools where he focused on augmenting and implementing the district’s COVID-19 emergency food response.

Education

  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, MBA Strategy
  • Fordham University/The Ailey School, BFA Dance, minor Business Administration

On working at FSG

“I am thrilled to be at FSG, where I can simultaneously grow as a social impact leader and can apply the collective knowledge of the firm toward providing clients with sustainable, well-supported strategy. The work that FSG does is most critical in today’s world where customers are expecting more from and examining closer the actions and non-actions organizations take that impact the forces of social change in their communities.”