About the Author
SUSAN U. RAYMOND, PhD, is Executive Vice President for Research and Analytics at Changing Our World, a full-service nonprofit and philanthropy consulting firm. In this role, Susan is responsible for designing and conducting business operating environment research for both nonprofits and foundations, as well as developing business plans and program evaluations for new and existing institutions. Susan is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Global Prosperity in Washington, D.C., and a member of the advisory boards of The Global Index of Philanthropic Freedom and America's Unofficial Ambassadors. In 2012, the Director of the National Science Foundation appointed her to the board of the Civilian Research and Development Foundation. Susan has worked on philanthropy and economic development projects throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, as well as in Russia and Asia and has held positions with the New York Academy of Sciences, The World Bank, Center for Public Resources, and U.S. Agency for International Development. In 2011, Women United in Philanthropy honored Susan with the Women in Excellence and Achievement Award. She has written for many publications, particularly in the areas of economics, healthcare, and corporate responsibility, and is the author of three books with Wiley.