Excellence in Giving Welcomes Tim Van Vugt to the Research Team

Mr. Van Vugt joins the Excellence in Giving team as a Research Analyst. In this role, he sets up systems to measure program outcomes for charities that Excellence in Giving clients support. He specializes in designing research plans and analyzing impact data to evaluate program effectiveness and recommend improvements. His work gives our clients confidence they are supporting great organizations committed to getting better. 

Mr. Van Vugt earned a BA in Finance from Calvin College and an MA in International & Development Economics from the University of San Francisco. He began his career in Kenya working with microfinance institutions and has extensive experience with a variety of international development organizations and social enterprises around the world. Most recently,  

Mr. Van Vugt worked as an independent consultant, helping nonprofits better measure and understand the impact of their programs. He has led rigorous research projects in several countries throughout Africa and Latin America for clients including Compassion International, Living Water International and Partners Worldwide. 

In his spare time, Tim enjoys golfing, skiing and travel. His claims to fame include cameo appearances in Kenyan music videos and competing in the World Skeeball Championships.