Nicole McGovern

Research Associate

Nicole has almost 15 years of experience conducting evaluation and planning projects that benefit underserved communities. She has rich experience managing nonprofit organizations, partnering with funders as part of program initiatives and funder collaboratives, and conducting qualitative and quantitative evaluations. Nicole has particular strength supporting funders and their grantees through learning processes that help improve practice and policy. She also has strong experience managing and delivering technical assistance, and brings a strong commitment to capacity building in all her work.  Nicole has worked on numerous mixed-methods evaluation, learning, and strategy projects throughout the country on such issues as arts and culture, early education, and mental health.

Prior to joining Harder+Company, Nicole held senior staff positions at several nonprofit organizations. She was also a consultant with Helicon Collaborative and independently. This collective experience gives Nicole a valuable foundation for our firm’s work in helping foundations, government agencies, and organizations achieve their greatest social impact. Outside of work, Nicole is an avid a musician and a certified yoga teacher.

Education
  • Master of Nonprofit Organizations, Case Western Reserve University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University
Areas of Expertise
  • Arts + Culture
  • Behavioral Health
  • Early Childhood
  • Leadership Development