Social Innovation Forum

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NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum

Prior to coming to India, Melissa was based in FSG’s Boston office, where her client engagements included determining the strategic value of donor-advised funds to US philanthropy, creating a shared value vision and strategy for a Chilean pulp and paper company, and leading dozens of US community foundations through activity-based costing analysis.

Prior to joining FSG’s consulting side, she contributed to the start-up and growth of FSG’s CF Insights division. As CF Insights’ Program Manager, she focused on issues of sustainability in both consulting engagements to individual foundations as well as 
field-building activities. During business school, Melissa worked in India for the Ashoka Foundation, focusing on scaling their affordable housing efforts. During her time with Ashoka, Melissa also worked with a foundation in Bihar to define the Foundation’s theory of change to attract unrestricted funding for program growth. Melissa has also worked with the European Venture Philanthropy Association to execute the first benchmarking study of trends in the venture philanthropy landscape in Europe. Melissa began her career as a consultant and market researcher at a boutique firm in Boston, MA.

Melissa holds an M.B.A. from ESADE Business School in Spain, and a MS in Marketing Analytics and BS in Marketing both from Bentley University in Boston.