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Peter York

Founder, CEO and Chief Idea Guy leads the vision of Algorhythm and ensures social impact and innovation.


Pete has extensive experience as a social worker on-the-ground, as a consultant and researcher in the evaluation and nonprofit fields as well as a national spokesperson for social impact issues. For nearly 20 years, Pete has specifically developed and led social impact evaluations and evaluative learning tools and systems. To bring these solutions and tools more cost effectively to a greater number of nonprofits, philanthropies and social-impact businesses, York founded Algorhythm in 2013. Prior to founding Algorhythm, he served as a Senior Partner and Chief Research Officer at TCC Group.


Pete is a recognized leader in the fields of program evaluation and nonprofit capacity building, having authored book chapters, academic and professional articles, and a book on the topic of evaluation for philanthropists. He is also a popular speaker on these topics. He has combined his experience-based expertise with his knowledge of social science measurement techniques and predictive modeling to design and build the nationally recognized Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT).


He has worked to design evaluative learning systems and tools with diverse organizations such as The California Endowment, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, The Philadelphia Zoo, Camp Fire USA, The Gap and the New Jersey Health Initiatives. Pete is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, MSSA in Social Service Administration and PhD (ABD) in Social Welfare and began his career as a frontline social worker.