As Evaluation Officer for Excellence in Giving, Mr. Aspegren performs in-depth research on nonprofit organizations to help clients give strategically while nonprofits they support get even better. Mr. Aspegren has served as nonprofit founder, chief executive, board member, consultant and evaluator before joining Excellence in Giving. Mr. Aspegren briefly worked as a corporate analyst before moving to the Philippines in 2009 to join IJM’s Project Lantern, funded by the Gates Foundation. In 2010, he co-founded international human rights agency, 10ThousandWindows, where he served as CEO for six years and as a board member for seven. After working his way to the CEO role at a Texas-based nonprofit serving at-risk kids, he decided to invest his wisdom gained from multiple sectors and countries in the mission of Excellence in Giving.
Mr. Aspegren earned a degree in Business Administration and Psychology from John Brown University. Matt was awarded one of four annual graduate fellowships from Soderquist Leadership to complete an MBA. In 2016, Matt received the Young Eagle Award from John Brown University--an award presented to one graduate from the previous decade for professional and personal achievement and community service. Matt lives with his wife and daughter in Austin, TX, where he enjoys his family, his work and all things sports.