URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

Thomas H. Pollak
Expert

Thomas H. Pollak

Senior research associate
Program director, National Center for Charitable Statistics

Biography

Tom Pollak is a senior research associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute and the director of the center's National Center for Charitable Statistics, or NCCS. He has worked on an array of NCCS activities and research areas since joining Urban in 1996, including electronic filing of IRS Forms 990, assessing the quality of IRS nonprofit data, understanding nonprofit overhead costs, and improving databases that deal with nonprofit arts organizations.

Pollak previously served as research director of Citizens Fund from 1990 to 1994 and as a senior research associate at Independent Sector, where his work focused on the impact of federal budget changes on the nonprofit sector. He received his JD from Georgetown University.