Rachel Mosher-Williams "is an Assistant Director at the Aspen Institute’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, where she leads convenings, designs leadership education initiatives, and commissions applied research for the philanthropy and social enterprise fields. Previously, she conducted research on advocacy and foundations at the Urban Institute and, before that, was a program associate at the National Council of Nonprofit Associations. Rachel is the editor of and a contributor to the volume, “Research on Social Entrepreneurship” and of Who Speaks for America’s Children? (Urban Institute Press, 2001). Rachel serves on the boards of the Fourth Sector Network and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and on the advisory committee for the Philanthropic Divide Initiative. She received her Master of Public Administration degree from the George Washington University and her B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary." 
She was the project manager for The Roles of Child Advocacy Organizations in Addressing Policy Issues, the Urban Institute conference on which this book is based. She is currently conducting a three-year evaluation of the Foundation Media Relations Project. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Mosher-Williams was the editor in chief of The George Washington University’s journal of public administration and a program associate at the National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA)."