Ken Grossinger has been a leader in the movement for social and economic justice for more than 30 years. Ken currently serves as a principal in the consulting firm of Democracy Partners, where he advises advocates, donors and donor organizations on strategies to win campaigns and ways to maximize their resources to advance policy priorities.
In addition to serving as a Principal with Democracy Partners, Ken is co-founder and chairman of the CrossCurrents Foundation (CCF) in the U.S. and its sister foundation in the U.K. CCF’s two portfolios focus on civic engagement and promoting social justice through the power of the arts.
For two decades, Ken was among the labor movement's leading strategists. He represented workers in the Service Employees International Union for ten years and in the next decade managed the legislative field operations for the AFL-CIO, running large-scale issue campaigns ranging from Social Security to health care reform, to 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.
Formerly a community organizer, Grossinger co-launched the Human SERVE (Service Employees Registration Voting & Education) 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 Grantmakers in the Arts, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, Alliance for Justice (Chair), Washington DC Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, and the Environmental Grantmakers Association. In the early 90’s, Grossinger served on President Bill Clinton’s Health Care Reform Task Force.