Jennifer Splansky Juster
Jennifer 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 leads the Collective Impact Forum, a field-building partnership between FSG and the Aspen Institute.Full bio
Role at FSG
Jennifer Splansky Juster is Director of the field-building initiative Collective Impact Forum, and is a Director in FSG’s San Francisco office. 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.
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.
- Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, MBA
- Stanford University, BA in Human Biology
On working at FSG
“I am lucky enough to contribute to solving some of the world’s toughest problems, while working with colleagues who impress and humble me every day. I hope that in both large and small ways, my consulting skills can help my clients solve important social issues facing the world. Some of my most rewarding work has been facilitating multiple alliances toward creating collective impact on specific social issues in areas of the environment, education, and workforce development. I also find that at FSG I am always learning, from colleagues, clients, and partners in the field. With one client I will be working to organize dozens of organizations to collectively improve workforce outcomes in Silicon Valley and with another I will be developing an advocacy strategy to reduce child mortality in Africa. All the while, I am surrounded by other FSG colleagues who are brilliant thinkers, passionate about social change, down to earth, and fun.”