Joe Goldman

Investment Director, Omidyar Network

Joe Goldman

Joe Goldman leads Omidyar Network’s initiative to increase the responsiveness of democracy in the United States by reducing the influence of money in politics, improving the ability of voters to make informed decisions, and increasing civil discourse across the political spectrum. Joe’s portfolio at ON includes the National Institute for Civil Discourse, Flackcheck.org, the Healthy Democracy Fund, and the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Democracy Program. Joe has spent his career working to strengthen democratic institutions through public deliberation and policy reform. Most recently, he served as the interim executive director at the Campaign for Stronger Democracy, a coalition that encourages collaboration among a wide array of democracy reform advocates. Previously, Joe was vice president of Citizen Engagement at AmericaSpeaks, where he directed and consulted on some of the largest public deliberations in the world. Joe has also managed citizen engagement programs from inside government, working for the Executive Office of the Mayor in Washington, D.C. and the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission in Chicago.

Working Board Member