Nicolas Makharashvili

Nicolas joined the CPC Learning Network at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health in May of 2018 and brings extensive experience in scaling up promising social innovations, program development, capacity building and evaluation for the social sector. Most recently, he served as the Senior Manager at the Social Impact Exchange where he managed various philanthropic projects and working groups and supported national, regional and local systems change efforts through cross-sector collaboration models in education, early childhood and health. Among many initiatives, Nicolas supported system mapping and analysis processes focused on reducing the burden of chronic illness on the most vulnerable populations and helped pilot a systems change effort in the state of Massachusetts to reduce widening achievement gaps in K-12 education.

Previously, he was the Program Director at Bolder Giving where he planned, managed and oversaw various philanthropic initiatives, including Environmental Justice and Global Givers projects, promoting individual philanthropy for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. He also served as the Deputy to the President and then as Deputy Director of Development for the Roosevelt Institute, a leading national policy think-tank working with emerging leaders and Nobel laureate economists, policy makers and communicators to write and help enact local, state, and national policy for a more inclusive economy.

Earlier, Nicolas was the Marketing Operations and Finance Associate at the Philanthropy Workshop, worldwide leader in strategic philanthropy education, which gives individual high-net-worth philanthropists and their families the skills, knowledge and networks to increase the impact of their giving. Recipient of the MARXE Leadership Award, Nicolas is pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis on Policy Analysis and Evaluation at Baruch College, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and holds a BBA.


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