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Elizabeth Tanefis

Business Development Associate Director

Elizabeth has over a decade of experience in the social sector and nonprofit management, including marketing, fundraising, business strategy, and analysis. As business development associate director, Elizabeth helps drive business development efforts across the firm, shares best practices among the senior leaders, and provides analysis and insights on FSG’s firm-wide sales metrics and business development practices. She works with FSG staff to facilitate business development collaboration, communication, and learning within and across teams. 

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Elizabeth was associate director at Health Resources in Action (HRiA), a national public health institute, where she developed and implemented the organization’s marketing, communications, and fundraising strategy. At HRiA she also led policy and technical assistance projects for government agencies and foundations focused on improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations. Previously Elizabeth was a resident in Social Enterprise with New Sector Alliance.


  • Boston University Questrom School of Business, MBA in Marketing and Public/Nonprofit Management
  • Brandeis University, BA in International & Global Studies

On working at FSG

“I was drawn to FSG because of the firm’s strong commitment to a collaborative approach to social change work—that private, public, and nonprofit/philanthropic sectors each have something valuable to contribute and unique opportunities to make an impact. With the complex structures underlying society’s most critical needs, this systematic approach is necessary and admirable.”