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Beth Zimmerman

Program Director

Beth provides strategic and analytical support to the Girls First Fund’s grantmaking.

Seeking to balance donor expectations with the needs of grantee-partners on the ground, Beth specializes in the development of grantmaking systems and processes that reduce barriers for local organizations, while also ensuring that donors’ investments are well-managed, effective, and high-impact. Throughout project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, she is committed to finding solutions that build upon and strengthen the capacities of grantee-partners to employ locally-led approaches to address complex social issues. Beth also plays a key role in the evaluation of grantee-partners’ financial and impact data reporting, using her eye for detail and critical analysis to distill and communicate the return on investment to Geneva Global’s clients.

During her initial years with Geneva Global, Beth helped manage a portfolio of programs focused on addressing human trafficking in India, Nepal, and Ethiopia on behalf of the Freedom Fund.

Prior to joining Geneva Global, Beth applied her business acumen and project management expertise to lead fair trade, economic empowerment initiatives. Engaging in the intersection of business and international development sparked her passion for investing in local, innovative solutions to bring about sustainable social change.

Beth holds a BA and MBA in economic development, with a concentration in urban development, from Eastern University.