URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

Mary K. Winkler
Expert

Mary K. Winkler

Senior research associate

As you may infer from my tenure here, the Urban Institute is a fantastic place to work—it is a place where people are deeply curious about the world around them and passionate about making real changes locally and globally.

Biography

Mary Kopczynski Winkler is a senior research associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute. Since coming to Urban in 1995, she has been actively involved in various projects focused on strategic planning and assistance in the development of performance measurement systems for government agencies and nonprofit programs. Kopczynski Winkler has nearly 20 years of research and management experience on projects for federal, state, and local government, as well as the nonprofit sector. These projects cover a broad range of policy areas, including adolescents, at-risk youth, education reform and federal policy, performance measurement, and public management.

Kopczynski Winkler is currently working on a number of capacity-building projects, including PerformWell, that help the nonprofit sector implement performance management. She has worked on numerous evaluations and congressionally mandated studies to assess public and nonprofit sector accountability and performance, and is currently working with the US Department of Education to help Promise Neighborhoods grantees better track and use performance data.

Before joining Urban, Kopczynski Winkler was a senior legislative analyst for the New York City Office of Management and Budget. She received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and her MPA from American University.