Marcie has nearly a decade of experience advising private foundations, nonprofits, and corporations on strategy, evaluation, and learning projects. Marcie’s work emphasizes the role that learning and evaluation can play in improving an organization’s overall effectiveness.Full bio
Role at FSG
At FSG, Marcie has led a variety of strategy, learning, and evaluation engagements focusing on community- and systems-level change. Past engagements include designing a comprehensive affordable housing strategy for a private foundation in Portland, OR; conducting a strategic review of a major private foundation’s investments in California’s community college system; and leading the formative evaluation of a three-year, $15M global health pilot project in four countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Marcie has also co-authored several FSG white papers, including the Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact and the forthcoming Systems Thinking Toolkit.
Marcie comes to FSG with a background in community development and a range of experiences working in the public and social sectors. As the former Director of Strategic Initiatives at a national community development financial institution (CDFI), Marcie managed teams working to develop new loan programs and launch a collaborative financing mechanism for community health centers. Previously, Marcie consulted to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the integration of transit-oriented development into public housing policy. Marcie has also provided financial planning support to the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD public housing agencies.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture & Planning, Master of City Planning with a concentration in Housing and Community Economic Development
- Georgetown University, College of Arts & Sciences, B.A. in Women’s Studies, magna cum laude
On working at FSG
“Growing up in a small town in Rhode Island, my parents told me over and over again that hard work and perseverance are the keys to the American Dream. Over time, my experience and education taught me that the truth is more complicated than that. But I have never given up hope on the possibility that one day things will be different, and that is why I’m at FSG. Working here, alongside passionate and brilliant colleagues, I have the opportunity to collaborate with social change leaders all over the world—people who not only share my vision for a better tomorrow, but who are working hard every day, with the best analytical tools they can find, to make our shared dream a reality. I am at FSG because I believe that strategy and evaluation are essential ingredients for social change, and I hope that through thoughtful collaboration with our clients and partners, we can indeed discover better ways to solve social problems.”