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Tracy Timmons-Gray

Community and Program Associate Director

Tracy has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit research sector, including work in project management, online outreach and community management, event management, and grants administration. Her professional experience has focused on how to better bridge the gap between academia and policy and how to build and sustain platforms for robust online community exchange and dialogue.

Tracy is the community and program associate director of the Collective Impact Forum, a field building initiative that aims to increase the effectiveness and further adoption of collective impact to address social and environmental problems, and reinforce ways in which collective impact is different from other forms of collaboration. Tracy works with CI Forum and FSG team members, along with program partners, co-catalysts, and Forum members to shape and execute CI Forum programming, content, and community efforts.

Before FSG

Prior to her role with the Collective Impact Forum, Tracy was assistant director of online outreach at the nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). There, she managed research projects and events as well as strengthened NBR’s communications through an expanded strategy of online outreach, including launching the organization’s social media presence. She also served as manager of NBR’s Japan-U.S. Discussion Forum for four years, overseeing the online community of over 800 members as well as directing the Forum’s fundraising and projects.


  • University of Washington, Jackson School of International Relations, MA, Japanese Studies
  • Skidmore College, BA, Asian Studies


  • Old Growth Northwest


  • Japanese (Intermediate)

On working at FSG

“Joining the Collective Impact Forum team feels like a dream come true for me since it gives me the chance to connect so much of what I’m passionate about—nonprofit service, community building, and promoting new ideas and innovations around social change. Joining at the time when the Forum’s online community launches is even more of a great adventure. Ahead of us is a road that connects collective impact practitioners, funders, and supporters, builds and strengthens Communities of Practice, and provides an online platform for those in the field to share knowledge, resources, and experiences from their collective impact efforts. It’s an exciting time and a great opportunity to work alongside an amazing team of dedicated, passionate, and generous people who don’t shy away from challenges. It just drives them to try harder because they know the outcomes are worth the effort. I’m proud and honored for the chance to be working right there with them.”