Director of donor engagement
As Groundwork’s Director of Donor Engagement, Dan Worth sees it, his job is to “basically talk to EVERYONE about Groundwork, hear their thoughts and learn what’s important to them, and then try to find common ground and aggregate these interests to build awesome community efforts around clean energy, local food and transportation.”
When Dan directed our Clean Energy Program, he learned how it’s important to show people energy innovation and the potential of clean energy but also hear their criticisms and concede the limitations. “Once we do that, we’re not preaching, we’re exploring together. I enjoy those tough conversations about energy more than anything.”
For Dan, that experience shapes his approach when advocating for all the Groundwork program initiatives. It's clear to him how those initiatives are connected to the life and community he wants for his family. He and his wife are raising two young children, so connecting them to biking, hiking, great local food and farmers, and of course clean energy, is imperative.
Dan is a longtime fan of smart and effective policy, so he’s excited to watch as Groundwork’s program models bring about healthy change. “It is nice to see pilot projects come to fruition and follow the lead of our food program, which has been brilliant at replicating their models and using them to influence state economic projects and policy,” he says