Nick Hamlin

Nick Hamlin is GlobalGiving’s Data Scientist. He uses GlobalGiving’s data to answer strategic questions, with a special focus on our nonprofit partner data and social impact tracking. In addition to designing and maintaining our GG Rewards algorithm and our fraud protection systems, Nick lives to make GlobalGiving’s data accessible, understandable, and actionable for everyone. Prior to joining GlobalGiving through the ProInspire Fellowship, he worked as a reliability consulting engineer for Fortune 500 companies around the world and held NSF research positions in China and Thailand. Nick holds a Masters of Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley’s School of Information as well as a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in History from the University of Rochester. Outside the office, he is a proud folk music street performer, amateur haiku poet, and worm farmer.

Posts by Nick Hamlin

Meeting the Challenge of Impact Evaluation 

Nick Hamlin of GlobalGiving explains how the organization ran an impact study to measure its own effectiveness and why all nonprofits should follow suit.

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Is GlobalGiving Making an Impact?

The world’s largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits wanted to evaluate its impact, so it applied a new framework to find answers.

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Can Philanthropy Unlock the Blockchain Potential?

Blockchain for philanthropy comes with risks and opportunities. Nick Hamlin of GlobalGiving explains its technical, social, and ethical implications.

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