Rachel M. Kimber

Managing Director of Full Circle Impact Solutions

Rachel M. Kimber, Managing Director of Full Circle Impact Solutions, is a philanthropic strategist, technology futurist, and nonprofit executive. She is committed to human-centered, data-informed, and technology-supported grantmaking and is passionate about advancing emergent nonprofit practices that support equity, access, inclusion, and technological innovation. Rachel has served on local nonprofit boards and within international nonprofits, both small family foundations and global grantmaking NGOs, and has volunteered and mentored in various capacities with PEAK Grantmaking, Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG), Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and Philanthropy New York.

Rachel's history of leading strategic initiatives, like enhancing user experience with global grant systems and strategizing for a $90 million international NGO, speaks to her ability to navigate complex challenges and drive impactful solutions. At Smile Train, the Arcus Foundation, and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Rachel developed and implemented strategies that significantly improved operational efficiencies and compliance standards. Her approach balances technological innovation with human-centered design in grantmaking processes.

In 2021, Rachel co-founded The Oral and Alternate Reporting Work Group, placing her at the forefront of emergent philanthropic practices and technological innovations essential in modern grantmaking. In her consulting, she applies her in-depth knowledge in grants management and technology to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of philanthropy. Rachel’s work has tackled conservation, global health, social justice, performing arts, and humanities grantmaking. No matter where she’s working or what cause she’s supporting, she looks for creative ways to involve more stakeholders in the grantmaking process—and to ensure that good ideas stick.

Rachel holds a Master of Business Leadership and a Master of Public Administration, and a BA in Cognitive Science from Northwestern University.