Dan brings to Equal Measure more than 10 years’ experience working in nonprofit evaluation, performance measurement, and strategic planning. He is passionate about nonprofit capacity building and the ways that evaluation and learning can help organizations reach their goals in support of their communities.
Prior to joining Equal Measure in July 2020, Dan served as the Chief Impact Officer at Urban Alliance, a national youth workforce intermediary that connects young people, schools, and employers. In that role, he created alignment, strategic direction, and shared measurement across Urban Alliance’s program implementation and support services to maximize impact. He led the organization’s evaluation work, ensuring that Urban Alliance had high-quality, accurate data to drive program and operations-level decision-making. Dan led UA’s field-building efforts, connecting organization lessons learned, results, and best practices to broader policy and research agendas, resulting in various briefs, webinars, and conference presentations. Through his work, Urban Alliance became recognized as a leader in nonprofit performance management and evaluation.
Before joining Urban Alliance in 2012, Dan spent three years in consulting before transitioning to the education sector while working for D.C. Public Schools. Dan serves on the board of the National Youth Employment Coalition and the Eastern Evaluation Research Society and has been selected as a Leap of Reason Ambassador, a community of nonprofit thought leaders dedicated to supporting the public sector in adopting high performance to improve organizations that work to address society’s most challenging problems.