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Andrew Means


Andrew Means is Head of beyond.uptake the philanthropic and civic innovation arm of Uptake and Co-Founder at The Impact Lab. Andrew is dedicated to creating a more effective and efficient social sector by developing data tools that help organizations improve their impact. Andrew works with a wide-range of nonprofit, foundation, and government agency partners on issues of strategy and data.

Additionally, Andrew is founder of Data Analysts for Social Good, a professional organization for individuals interested in how data, research, and analytics are changing the social sector. Through this work Andrew hosts webinars, classes, and an annual two-day conference attracting hundreds of leaders from around the country.

Prior to founding The Impact Lab, Andrew worked as Associate Director at the Center for Data Science & Public Policy at The University of Chicago; Manager, Director of Impact Measurement & Data Storytelling at Groupon; and Director of Research & Analytics at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. In all these roles Andrew has helped develop teams dedicated to using data to further the impact of the social sector.

Andrew is an internationally recognized speaker on issues of data and philanthropy speaking at conferences around the world. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Ingenuity Inc. and is an advisor to Markets for Good.