Peter York is an Owner, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at TCC Group. York leads TCC Group’s research and evaluation practice, which includes designing and implementing evaluations of grant-funded capacity building initiatives throughout the country and world. Recent work includes facilitating evaluations of and/or evaluation capacity building for grantee organizations of funders like the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gap, Inc., the Atlantic Philanthropies, Massachusetts Cultural Council, the California Endowment, and the Ontario Arts Council. He has helped lead the design of learning systems for organizations like the Philadelphia Zoo, Girl Scouts USA, and the New York Boys Club. He has also led, designed, and conducted cluster evaluations of foundation-developed program initiatives like the Deaconess Foundation's Impact Partnership initiative, and the Flint Funders' Collaborative’s (Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Ruth Mott Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, and the United Way of Genesee County) "BEST" capacity building initiative, and also led the development of cost-effective evaluative learning tools like the Core Capacity Assessment Tool.
York has conducted numerous presentations and workshops throughout the country to funders and nonprofit leaders on the topic of evaluation, and written reports and articles about evaluation approaches and substantive lessons learned, including a peer-reviewed article on how to evaluate capacity building and a book published by Fieldstone Alliance (i.e., “A Funder's Guide to Evaluation: Leveraging Evaluation to Improve Nonprofit Effectiveness”). Prior to working as an evaluator and consultant to the nonprofit sector, York spent a decade working as a social worker in mental health settings, as well as a case manager for the homeless. York conducted his graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, where he earned his Master's Degree in Social Service Administration and is "all but dissertation" in his Ph.D. work.