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The Learning Conference 2015

June 10–11, 2015

Boston, Mass.

C1. Moderated Conversation with Andrew Means, The Impact Lab

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM–12:15 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Plymouth (Fourth Floor Level)

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Andrew Means, The Impact Lab
Speaker Biography

Andrew Means is Co-Founder of The Impact Lab, a data science shop that works with nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies on solving social problems. He has previously held leadership positions at The University of Chicago’s Center for Data Science & Public Policy, Groupon, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago and is a trained Six Sigma Green Belt from Motorola. Andrew is Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Supply and a member of the Board of Directors at Ingenuity Inc.

Meghan Duffy, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Speaker Biography

han Duffy is Associate Vice President of Programs at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, overseeing content development for GEO conferences, publications and other programming. From 2011-2013, Meghan led implementation of the Scaling What Works initiative at GEO as Manager of Special Initiatives. Prior to joining GEO, Meghan served as Director of Special Projects for San Diego Grantmakers, a regional association of funders. In six years with SDG, she managed a variety of projects, including conferences, communications and organizational technology.

Meghan has over fifteen years of experience in the philanthropic/nonprofit sector. She has served on the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative Allocations Committee and the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Grants Committee. Before moving to California, Meghan was Development Director at a national nonprofit LGBT health organization. She has also worked in fundraising and outreach for the Victory Fund and the Feminist Majority Foundation, and as a consultant specializing in writing and research for several other community organizations. Additionally, Meghan has taught sociology and LGBT studies as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland.

Meghan earned her master’s in sociology at the University of California San Diego. Her graduate research focused in part on institutional philanthropy, and she has published an article on elite groups and social change. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland.