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Dan Petegorsky

Senior Fellow and Director of Public Policy

Dan Petegorsky is a senior fellow and director of public policy at NCRP, where he leads the organization’s work to support foundations and practitioners seeking to protect and expand nonpartisan democratic and civic participation for historically marginalized communities. Dan has more than 30 years of experience promoting social change. He is best known for his 14 years as executive director of Western States Center, a regional training and support center for nonprofit advocacy and community organizing in the Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies and Great Basin. Dan has also worked as western regional director of Peace Development Fund and consultant to organizations such as The Atlantic Philanthropies, Leadership Center for the Common Good, Campaign for a Fair Settlement, Proteus Fund and Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation. He helped found the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center and serves on the boards of Communities United for People and Every Voice Center (formerly Public Campaign). Dan holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A from Brandeis University. His work has been published on The Huffington Post, Nonprofit Quarterly and Ark Magazine.

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