Ken Grossinger

Ken Grossinger, director of the Impact Philanthropy and Donor Advising Division, has been a leader in the movement for social and economic justice for more than 30 years. Ken works with institutional and individual donors and advocate organizations to maximize the strategic use of their resources to advance policy and program priorities. 

In addition to serving as a Principal with Democracy Partners, Ken is co-founder and Chair of the CrossCurrents Foundation (CCF) in the U.S. and U.K. CCF’s two portfolios focus on non-partisan civic engagement and promoting social justice through the power of the arts.

For two decades, Ken was the labor movement's leading strategist. He represented workers in the Service Employees International Union for ten years, conducting contract negotiations and managing political and organizing campaigns. 

During the next decade, he directed legislative field operations for the AFL-CIO, running large-scale issue campaigns ranging from Social Security and health care reform to globalization, economic and civil rights. Grossinger is widely regarded as an expert in pioneering national field strategies for labor and community organizations and is well known for building long-enduring alliances between the two.

Ken is one of the smartest strategists I know.

        AFL-CIO President Emeritus John J. Sweeney 

Formerly a community organizer, Grossinger co-launched the Human SERVE Fund, a national advocate organization that initiated and led the successful decade-long fight for passage of the National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as Motor Voter.

Grossinger is active on several boards including the Alliance for Justice (Chair), Washington DC Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (Vice-Chair), Nation Institute, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Grantmakers in the Arts and a member of Impact Partners.

Most recently, he conducted training programs in central and Eastern Europe for the Roma minority and other activists building community organizations.

KenGrossinger@DemocracyPartners.com

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