Andrew Niklaus

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Andrew Niklaus


Founder, pivot


Santa Cruz, CA


Andrew Niklaus is passionate about helping organizations fulfill their missions. For fifteen years he has helped groups increase their impact through program design and strategy, talent assessment, performance management and organizational theories of change. Andrew has worked in both direct service organizations and philanthropy, leading efforts to design, implement and evaluate interventions that yield high impact. Before starting his consulting practice, Andrew was most recently the Director of Impact and Learning at Tipping Point Community, a San Francisco Bay Area foundation fighting poverty and inequality. Prior to Tipping Point Andrew worked at several nationally recognized organizations, including First Place for Youth and Larkin Street Youth Services, leading efforts to design and implement theories of change, scale services throughout the state of California, and lead efforts to secure and maintain funding for innovative and impactful programming. Andrew has been active in the performance management field, first as a member of Social Solutions’ National Advisory Board, and later as a part of Charity Navigator’s Advisory Panel, which was charged with helping to improve the way high-performing nonprofit organizations are evaluated and rated for excellence.

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