Director, Impact Measurement and Program Evaluation
David leads CAF America’s advisory services that help individual and corporate philanthropists and foundations assess the effectiveness of their grants. He has more than 25 years of experience working with organizations in the non-profit, public, and private sectors on assessing the social value they create and finding ways to improve it. As an economist and consultant for public and non-profit organizations in New York City, Washington, DC, London and Luxembourg David evaluated and modeled programs to ensure they were an effective use of public and philanthropic resources. More recently he directed a team of measurement and evaluation specialists at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), a research organization and consultancy in London, England, that advises non-profits on how to maximize the impact of their work. David led the NPC team that won the Social Impact Analyst Association’s 2014 Challenge on how to create a social impact report.
David is a founding member of the Social Impact Analysts Association (now Social Value International), a member of the American Evaluation Association, an Associate of SVT Group, and has taught Masters-level courses in program planning and evaluation. He is regularly asked to speak at conferences on how to assess the effectiveness of non-profits and philanthropic grants.
David is a native of the UK. He received his BA from Oxford University, an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.