Jason Saul

Executive Director, Center for Impact Sciences


Jason Saul is one of the world’s leading experts on measuring social impact. As the Chief Executive Officer of Mission Measurement, he advises corporations, federal agencies and philanthropies on how to maximize their impact.

For the past 25 years, Jason has been a pioneer in the field, developing new methods to standardize, benchmark and predict social outcomes. Jason developed The Impact Genome Project®, the world’s first data standard for social impact. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Impact Sciences at University of Chicago, which seeks to make evidence more actionable for policymakers.

Jason is an award-winning author of books on measurement and social strategy, including Benchmarking for Nonprofits, Social Innovation, Inc., and The End of Fundraising. Jason was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for leadership and public service, has been recognized by Bloomberg/Businessweek as one of the Nation's 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs and included by Crain's Chicago Business as a “40 under 40” business leader.

Jason holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a B.A. in Government and French Literature from Cornell University.