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Efraín Gutiérrez

Associate Director, Equity Partnerships

Efraín brings experience from the philanthropic, social justice, and public sectors to FSG.

Role at FSG

As Associate Director for Equity Partnerships, Efraín represents FSG in different forums and conversations related to equity and develops partnerships with field actors in the equity advocacy community. He is a member of our Strategic Learning and Evaluation practice and in this capacity, he helps clients use evaluation as a tool for learning and strategic refinement. Efraín has worked with many foundations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and the California Endowment. He has also worked with nonprofit organizations such as OutRight and Hispanics in Philanthropy. He also develops conference sessions, blogs posts, and webinars that increase evaluators’ cultural competency when working with the Latinx and the LGBTQ communities.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Efraín conducted field research and evaluation in Central America for the Seattle International Foundation. Efraín also worked for the Department of State, where he implemented a performance measurement system for the visa section of the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. During graduate school, he conducted research on evaluation best practices for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


  • University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs, MPA; Daniel J. Evans Student Leadership Award
  • Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara Mexico, Business School, B.A. with honors in International Business and Management


  • Member, American Evaluation Association
  • Board Member, Pride Foundation
  • Chair, Denny Alumni Council at Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Member, Sexual & Gender Minority Research Working Group at National Institutes for Health
  • Member, honors society Pi Alpha Alpha of the National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)


  • English
  • Spanish

On working at FSG

“My upbringing in Capilla de Guadalupe, a small town in Mexico, exposed me to the struggles of poverty from an early age. These experiences made me passionate about making social change happen. Now, thanks to FSG, I have the privilege of working with leading organizations to find the best approaches to help people in need, people like the citizens in my hometown.

“I work with FSG because everyone here shares a passion and interest for social change. I work at FSG because I can use my expertise to help foundations, corporations, and nonprofits tackle the world’s toughest problems. Here, I can provide our clients with strategic learning and evaluation tools that help them ask the questions that matter, so they can find the answers that can help them increase their social impact.”