Saunji Fyffe is a research associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute. She serves on project teams that evaluate federal programs, examine government-nonprofit relationships and networks, study racial and income inequities, and analyze trends and issues affecting the public and nonprofit sectors. She also works on a range of capacity-building projects to help the nonprofit sector implement performance management. In addition, Fyffe is part of the Urban Institute partnership that is developing PerformWell, a one-stop comprehensive online resource that helps nonprofit practitioners identify performance measures and effective practices.
Fyffe is a seasoned organization development and human resources professional. She has extensive experience leading efforts to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency and to enable the achievement of strategic goals. Her past experience includes analyzing resources and processes to help ensure they are aligned to achieve the overall mission and goals of the organization, managing organizational change processes, providing the framework to facilitate operational plans and objectives, and strategic planning and budgeting.
Fyffe holds a BA from the University of Virginia, an MPA from George Mason University, and a PhD from Virginia Tech.