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GV ADVISORY is Genevieve Smith, a data-for-good consultant based in Brooklyn, NY.
GV works with social impact organizations to align their data to their mission and operations. 
Genevieve's expertise in social change, organizational behavior and data ecosystems have supported NGOs, startups, investors and leaders across sectors. Through unique frameworks, empathy and curiosity, Genevieve pushes for systems that work for everyone.

data ecosystem diagnostic

The Data Ecosystem Diagnostic (DED) Framework leverages a systems driver approach to identify strengths, gaps, and mission-aligned opportunities in a given data ecosystem. Data ecosystems exist at many levels: organizational, governmental, social, etc., and are comprised of data (structured and unstructured), systems (social and technological), people, processes, and their interactions. 


GV works with leadership and teams to integrate their values into every aspect of their business: from hiring practices to supply chains to knowledge sharing, how are you building integrity into everything you do?


While the purpose of a traditional data strategy is to most effectively monetize an organization’s data, GV partners with social impact organizations to design and implement data strategies to most effectively design, leverage, and protect data about various populations and social interventions. GV designs data strategies to integrate with organizational initiatives, priorities, and capacity. 

Impact strategy & theory of change

GV works with leadership and teams to build and iterate social impact strategies and theories of change: how are your day-to-day operations contributing to (or hindering) positive social change?


Experiential engagement has proven to be the most effective way to build and sustain a healthy, fun and productive data culture.
GV uses a four-part curriculum: Data Awareness, Data Literacy, Data & Power, and Data & Design Thinking.

impact & data coaching

A seasoned leadership coach, GV supports leaders, staff and independent practitioners in their career and skills growth. GV's coaching is informed by her expertise in social change and data. Read what clients have to say here.

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) at The World Bank Group works to improve World Bank Group development results through excellence in evaluation. IEG and GV Advisory partnered to develop a data strategy that will support IEG by providing a comprehensive vision and actionable foundation for all of IEG’s data-related/-dependent activities. 


The Headwaters Foundation is a change-making foundation practicing Trust-Based Philanthropy to further their vision: a Western Montana where all people, especially the most vulnerable among us, are healthy and thriving. Headwaters and GV Advisory are partnering to develop an innovative, holistic Knowledge Management system and practice. 

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GV Advisory partnered with Oxfam America’s ICT4D (Information and Communications Technologies for Development) team and Microsoft Philanthropies' AI for Good team to develop programmatic use cases for responsible data management. This work supports an enabling environment for effective and ethical data use and a rights-based approach to technology in the INGO sector.

Want to work together?
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