Beyond-the-Dollars Working Group
Rachel Klausner consults with nonprofits and foundations, bringing over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, program design, and organizational effectiveness. Rachel began her career at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, joining shortly after its inception. During her tenure she managed the development of the Global Health five-year strategic plan and corresponding business plan, coordinating the $6 billion planning effort ensuring adequate financial and human resources for implementation. She also conducted research and analysis on new areas of potential giving for the foundation. Rachel is currently on the Board of Theatre Aspen. She has also served on the Board of Hidden Villa where she assisted with strategic planning, program planning, fundraising, and board development. Rachel earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and has Masters in Science degrees in Counseling Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.