Tan Madhavan heads Academic Research Partnerships at the GivingTuesday Data Commons. She helps direct the internal research strategy at GivingTuesday while driving research in the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors. Tan was a practicing clinical psychologist for several years before pivoting into the world of business and entrepreneurship. Since earning her MBA from the Lacy School of Business, Tan has been increasingly involved in the nonprofit sector. Notably, she is a co-chair on the board of directors of the BrainSTEM Alliance, and has been the executive producer for several TEDx events.
In her role at GivingTuesday, Tan works with the Data Commons team, collaborating with sector partners and academic researchers worldwide to help build sector knowledge and resilience through actionable research insights.