Anna Koob
Director of Research Standards

Anna makes meaning of the wealth of data that Candid collects. As a member of the insights department, she guides efforts to derive findings and distill trends about the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Anna has spent her entire career in nonprofits. Early on, Anna worked as a volunteer coordinator at Wisconsin Public Television and as the lead fundraiser at a small labor rights organization in Chicago. From 2010 to 2012, she supported research efforts on the nexus between climate change and political stability at the University of Texas’ Strauss Center, conducting field research in Ethiopia and Senegal. Anna joined Foundation Center’s research department in 2013, starting as a data analyst and accumulating project management and process development responsibilities along the way. Since GuideStar and Foundation Center joined forces in 2019, she’s been applying her analytical background to the challenge of leveraging Candid’s combined data repository to present a more holistic picture of the nonprofit sector.

She holds a master’s degree in Global Policy Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.