Before launching Daniel Kravetz Writing in 2014, I served as Fundraising and Media Coordinator at New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC), where I composed grant proposals to the CDFI Fund, NeighborWorks America, and numerous foundations and corporations, raising over $6.1 million over three years. I also conceptualized and wrote NJCC’s annual reports, newsletters, press releases, and several profiles and opinion pieces for local publications.
My work in community change began at Aurora/St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC) in Saint Paul, where I served as Community Development Assistant. In four years at ASANDC, I raised over $300,000, helping it expand from two to five staff, as well as writing ASANDC’s “About Us” documents, newsletter stories, press releases, and op-eds. I also led ASANDC’s resident leadership program, developed new neighborhood engagement strategies, and co-led a campaign to earn community benefits from a major light rail project.
I have Masters’ Degrees in Public Policy and City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University, with a concentration in Community Development, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies from Macalester College. My areas of study include place-based solutions to poverty, community land trusts, empowerment zones, and the impacts of transportation on local development.
Besides completing writing projects for nonprofits, I freelance on social issues and on the sport of boxing. I have written for Rooflines–the blog of Shelterforce–on such subjects as local affordable housing policies and conflicts in creative placemaking.
I live in Baltimore with my wife Madhavi.