About Nina


Nina Zenni

Democracy Fund

Nina Zenni is a nonprofit and foundation specialist with a background in grantmaking, social startups, and capacity building. Nina has worked in many areas across the social impact sector developing funding strategies, supporting nonprofit startup leaders, and optimizing grantmaking systems for effective and inclusive philanthropy. Her work has centered around driving both operational and programmatic strategy at organizations including Democracy Fund, Knight Foundation, and the Susan Crown Exchange with a focus on democracy, civic technology, journalism, media, elections, education, and open data. She has also worked as a private nonprofit consultant managing grant challenge programs, stewarding grants administration, and providing partnership coaching for organization leaders. Previous experiences in the nonprofit sector include corporate social responsibility, direct case management, youth development, and fundraising. She holds a Bachelor of Science in social work from New York University.

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