Ken Berger Joins Algorhythm
Former President & CEO of Charity Navigator to Further Focus Nonprofits and Funders on Managing and Measuring their Efficacy
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 17, 2015 - Algorhythm, a technology company dedicated to fostering greater social impact through data-driven decision making, announced today it has appointed Ken Berger as its new managing director effective August 17th. Mr. Berger joins Algorhythm from Charity Navigator, where he was the president and CEO for the past seven years.
Algorhythm helps nonprofits manage and measure their performance. Berger will play a crucial role in expanding these efforts by increasing the company’s reach to new groups of nonprofits, social businesses, funders and investors.
"Ken and I have worked together for years, in collaborative working groups as well as presenting before nonprofits and funders,” said Algorhythm’s Founder and CEO, Peter York. “We have always shared the same vision and values for where the sector needs to go. This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together toward the common goal of helping nonprofits become better at what they do, using tailored and affordable measurement and analytic tools. Algorhythm’s tools have unique and powerful capabilities that help nonprofits make clear, concise, evidence-based decisions. The tools also assist those that support them (foundations and individual donors) to increase their impact."
At Charity Navigator - the largest charity rating agency in the world – Berger led the organizations’ effort to move its rating system away from a primary emphasis on overhead, toward measuring how charities report on the results of their work, especially outcomes. He also spoke frequently before the media and within the philanthropic sector on matters of concern to the sector.
“While I was at Charity Navigator, many nonprofit leaders would ask me, ‘How can we possibly build the kind of performance management systems that are required to do a better job and satisfy our funders?’ When I learned about the work of Algorhythm, I came to the conclusion that they were the only ones that had truly ‘cracked the code’ and filled that need for nonprofits of all sizes. They accomplished this by developing powerful and affordable tools to help nonprofits manage and measure what matters most to meet their mission. Joining forces with them is the logical next step for me, as we continue our work to transform the nonprofit sector.”
Berger also intends to continue writing and speaking about issues that are of concern to nonprofits and funders (individual, foundation, corporate and government) alike. He also expects to keep up with his blog, Ken’s Commentary, and carry on with speaking frequently before the philanthropic community about what he calls “The Battle for the Soul of the Social Sector”.
Before his work at Charity Navigator, Mr. Berger spent nearly 30 years in various leadership positions of human service and health care nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving the underserved.
Mr. Berger holds a Master’s Degree in Developmental/Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and a Master in Business Administration from Rutgers University.
About Algorhythm (https://algorhythm.io/)
Algorhythm was founded in 2013 with a mission to provide data-driven decision making for social impact. Algorhythm offers its Impact Learning (iLearning) Systems to provide forward-looking analytics that can help nonprofits learn and adapt over time to improve overall performance as well as increase their measurable outcomes. Algorhythm can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 267-225-8066.