Margot Isman

Managing Director, Vera Solutions

Margot Isman consults with social change organizations on social impact measurement. She spent three years with Vera Solutions, a social enterprise that uses technology to help social change organizations improve their efficiency and effectiveness. She was most recently Vera’s Managing Director, where she helped to grow the firm to 160 clients with a team of 45 on four continents. She gets riled up about bad data, non-strategic uses of technology, and the over-complication of terms like “monitoring” and “evaluation.”Margot has split her career so far between working in progressive politics in the U.S. and working to improve the data practices of social change organizations around the world. She has worked on programmatic monitoring and evaluation for non-profits in Zambia and Sierra Leone, as an aide to a legislator in the Massachusetts State House, and as a data systems consultant to social change organizations globally. Margot holds a Master's degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University. She lives in Minneapolis.