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Nicholas Salter

Principal

Progressive Philanthropy Group

Nick Salter is the founder and principal of Progressive Philanthropy Group where he serves as a strategist and advisor to established philanthropists and emerging donors passionate about progressive issues and social impact in the U.S.

Nick brings 15+ years of experience leading and fighting for progressive social change.

His background blends philanthropy, political and community organizing, policy-making, and strategic partnerships. Nick spent five years at the Clinton Global Initiative where he established and then oversaw a national program to advance economic opportunity and social mobility in the U.S. He has worked closely with senior executives from major nonprofits, foundations, the private sector, and senior government officials.

Nick's social impact work and writing has been featured in The New York Times, Atlantic Cities, The Denver Post, The Huffington Post, Detroit Free Press, Inside Philanthropy, ImpactAlpha, and Quartz.

Nick has worked for leading progressive organizations including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Surdna Foundation, Oxfam America, the Global AIDS Alliance, and the Sierra Student Coalition among others. 

Nick holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a BA in Economics from Boston College. He was awarded a Harry S Truman Scholarship for his social change efforts. Nick is a 21/64 Certified Advisor.

Nick splits his time between Brooklyn, NY and the Hudson Valley.