Omidyar Network Associates

John Joanino

Working at Omidyar Network has given me extremely valuable experience at the intersection of venture philanthropy and policy advocacy. I have been challenged to think beyond the limits of traditional grantmaking and build fluency in a wider range of influence strategies that shift power while inspiring hearts and minds. Some of my favorite projects include leading an open innovation challenge and shaping our strategy to build worker power through state policy advocacy. Engaging with our partners has strengthened my own capacity as a cross-sector network weaver and coalition builder. The program has given me skills that I will take forward in my career in service of economic justice and responsible innovation.