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Rachel Mosher-Williams, MPA

Practice Partner Coach

 

Rachel has nearly 30 years of experience supporting philanthropy, nonprofits, and other partners in their work to serve communities, institutions, and the environment. Her approaches are learning-focused and people-centered, and Rachel has focused most of her career on helping partners combine their drive toward social justice with documented measures of impact. As the founder and principal of RMW Consulting Group, LLC, Rachel delivers a range of strategic and research services, including evaluation design and implementation, learning and evaluation coaching and capacity building, strategic planning and organizational development, and group facilitation. She also writes and speaks at philanthropy and research conferences and is a published author and editor. Partners have included the Kresge, Hilton, and Walton Family Foundations; the BUILD Health Challenge; the Fetzer Institute; NeighborWorks America; American Jewish World Service, Fair Chance, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

Before launching her consulting practice, Rachel led Community Wealth Partners’ Learning and Impact division, oversaw program planning, evaluation, and thought leadership at the Council on Foundations, directed the research and grantmaking of the Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation at the Aspen Institute, and conducted policy research and evaluation at the Urban Institute.

Rachel has an MPA with a concentration in analysis and evaluation from The George Washington University and a BA in English with High Honors from the College of William and Mary, where was a Presidential Scholar, privileged to spend a lot of time deconstructing literature and learning to write. She, her husband Dave, and her dog Ellie live in the northern Virginia suburbs outside Washington, D.C. Rachel is an active volunteer, nonprofit board member, and mother to two (mostly) grown sons. She still reads a lot and gets her existential angst out by running and lifting weights.