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Susan Raymond, Ph.D.

At Changing Our World, Dr. Raymond is responsible for designing and conducting research for both nonprofits and foundations, as well as developing business plans and program evaluations for new and existing institutions.

Susan has extensive experience in research, analysis and planning. Prior to joining Changing Our World, Susan held positions with the New York Academy of Sciences, where she founded the public policy program, the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development. She has been an advisor to several State Department and Congressional commissions on foreign assistance reform. Among her awards are the Women in Excellence and Achievement Award of Women United in Philanthropy and the John and Patty Noel Humanitarian Award for her work in global health and development.

Susan is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Global Prosperity in Washington, D.C., and a Faculty Lecturer at Columbia University. In 2012, the director of the National Science Foundation appointed her to the board of the United States Civilian Research and Development Foundation. In 2014, she was appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to an organizing committee for a national survey of research and development in the nonprofit sector.

She is a regular international conference speaker on the future role of philanthropy in economic growth and civil society, and has published four books and many professional articles on the changing global philanthropic landscape. Susan earned her B.A. Phi Beta Kappa from Macalester College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in a joint program with the School of Hygiene and Public Health. She has worked on philanthropy and economic development throughout Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as in Russia and Asia.