Kristen Cambell

Kristen Cambell

Executive Director | PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement)

Kristen Cambell is Executive Director of PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement). PACE’s mission is to inspire interest, understanding, and investment in civic engagement within philanthropy and to be a voice for philanthropy in larger conversations taking place in the fields of civic engagement, service, and democratic practice.

Previously, Kristen was an independent consultant, focusing primarily in civic engagement, education, and leadership. She was Chief Program Officer for the National Conference on Citizenship, where she served for 6 years, and prior to that, was a member of the social investment team at the Case Foundation. She originally launched her career in the nonprofit sector with a year of national service as an AmeriCorps*VISTA at the Points of Light Foundation.

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

To be relevant, resonant, and engaging in a 21st century democracy.

What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

Interesting work and approaches, particularly from funders.