Avi Green helps leaders increase impact, build organizations, strengthen democracy and advance justice. Avi has worked with a broad range of organizations and individuals, including the Scholars Strategy Network, MassVOTE. 

At the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN), Avi helped grow a pilot organization dedicated to increasing the use of research to improve public policy and strengthen democracy to over 1,500 members, 36 chapters, a staff of 12, and a budget over $3M. As an editor, communications strategist, and podcaster, Avi helped professors bring attention to their research in dozens of venues ranging from The New York Times to USAToday to FoxNews to The Daily Show. As a coach and matchmaker, Avi helped researchers create relationships with grassroots advocates and influential policymakers, advancing evidence-informed policy, innovation and justice in dozens of states and Washington, DC. Avi also helped develop trainings that have guided hundreds of researchers to make better choices to impact policy and practice with their research. 

When Avi arrived at MassVOTE, the organization was in a financial crisis, facing both a significant debt and a large operating deficit. Avi led a turnaround, building community among stakeholders, raising new funds, bringing in new donors, and launching new programs, including Young Civic Leaders and the Initiative for Diversity in Civic Leadership. As part of the 2011 redistricting process, Avi helped lead a nonpartisan coalition that led to a bipartisan vote for new district maps that vastly increased the number of majority-minority districts in Massachusetts. Avi also helped lead the drive behind the Massachusetts Elections Modernization Act of 2014 and conducted the first election audit in Massachusetts history. For his work, Avi was awarded the Kivie Kaplan Humanitarian Award by the Boston Branch of the NAACP. 

Beyond the Scholars Strategy Network and MassVOTE, Avi has worked with many organizations and leaders, serving on advisory boards, grantmaking bodies and admissions committees, and recruiting leaders to run for office. Avi served on the Massachusetts Ballot Law Commission and the Massachusetts Local Elections District Review Commission. He has also observed elections in Northern Ireland and played a small role in the Presidential Recount in Florida in 2000. Avi studied at Columbia University (BA Religion and Mathematics) and Harvard University (Masters in Public Policy).

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