Jeff Raderstrong joined Living Cities in May 2014 as Program Associate on The Integration Initiative. Now as a Senior Associate, he supports multiple aspects of Living Cities efforts to determine best practices for creating large scale system change in places around the country. He has worked on several projects to codify and disseminate key lessons learned, from a community engagement e-course, to the Cross-Sector Partnership Assessment, to the Data and Collective Impact blog series.
Before coming to Living Cities, Jeff worked as an Associate at Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), where he led the assessment of its nonprofit portfolio. He also supported VPP’s communications activities, including the launch of Leap of Reason, a book on nonprofit outcomes management, and Capital Kids, the first report on the state of children and youth in the DC area. Jeff also worked as a consultant, helping organizations disseminate digital products. He founded UnSectored, a community platform for re-thinking social change, and co-founded the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG), which is now a functioning microfinance institution with an over $50,000 portfolio. Jeff has a BA in Economics from Grinnell College and an MPA from George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School.