Jeff leads Living Cities’ learning, performance management and communications efforts to ensure that the organization is achieving its results to close racial income and wealth gaps.
Jeff Raderstrong joined Living Cities in May 2014, and previously worked as a Program Associate on The Integration Initiative and as a Senior Associate. Now as an Assistant Director, he leads the learning, performance management, and communication portfolios to track Living Cities’ results and share lessons learn to help others achieve their results. He works closely with Living Cities’ leadership and staff to help them capture what they are learning, and turn those learnings into actionable and digestible content. 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, to the Economic Opportunity Roadmap.
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.