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Jennifer Splansky Juster

Executive Director

Jennifer Splansky Juster has over 15 years of social sector leadership experience, including advising foundations, NGOs, and partnerships on issues related to strategy, evaluation, and the design of collective impact initiatives. Currently, she is the executive director of the field-building initiative Collective Impact Forum. She is one of FSG’s leaders in collective impact field-building, has worked on multiple collective impact engagements, designed training opportunities for collective impact practitioners, and frequently speaks on the topic.

Jennifer has co-authored multiple publications on collective impact, including the report Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact and the articles “Committing to Collective Impact: From Vision to Implementation” and “Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact.” Over the course of her career, Jennifer has also worked with a range of foundations, nonprofits, government agencies, and corporations across sectors on issues of strategy, evaluation, and program design. Former clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Girard College, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Silicon Valley ALLIES.

Before FSG

Jennifer’s career began with the Triage Consulting Group, where she worked with hospitals to improve their revenue cycle management, business office processes, and managed care contract negotiations. She has also worked in the Oakland Unified School District strategic projects group, where she designed a framework for community accountability.

Education

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, MBA
  • Stanford University, BA in Human Biology

On working at FSG

"In my 10 years at FSG, I am fortunate to have been able to work on advancing solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Through both consulting to individual clients, and now leading the Collective Impact Forum field-building initiative, I have the joy of supporting talented organizations and collaboratives to achieve their goals. As the director of the Forum, I am always learning how collaboratives across the globe are achieving their desired results, and creating conferences, trainings, and materials for our website to help other collaboratives advance their practice. All the while, I am surrounded by other FSG colleagues who are brilliant thinkers, passionate about social change, down to earth, and fun."