Jeff Morshed is the Senior Associate for Strategy, Impact, and Learning at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Jeff supports the organization and program teams in developing and executing strategies.
Jeff brings a diverse set of experience in strategy development, public policy, and social impact. Jeff began his career serving as a fifth grade history teacher in Newark, New Jersey with Teach for America. He later joined the International Crisis Group as a member of its United Nations Advocacy and Multilateral Affairs team, and supported the organization’s advocacy efforts around mitigating and preventing regional and global conflicts. Afterwards, he entered the field of strategy consulting with Monitor Deloitte, where he helped public and private sector entities in the United States, Europe, and Middle East Gulf develop socio-economic strategies related to local governance, special economic zones, transportation, and workforce development. Most recently, Jeff joined the Monitor Institute by Deloitte, a social impact think-tank and consultancy within Deloitte Services LLP, where he supported the development of strategy and operations in nonprofit, philanthropic, and higher education institutions.
Jeff has a M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University, B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and teaching certification from the Relay Graduate School of Education. Jeff is a co-author of What’s Next for Philanthropy in the 2020s: Seeing Philanthropy in a New Light, a field-wide innovation initiative studying the current state and future of philanthropic giving in North America. He has also co-authored “Winner Takes All: The Race to Adopt An Integrated Approach to Work Creation in the Future Age of Work,” a thought leadership piece published in the 2018 World Government Summit that discusses the importance of using systems thinking approaches to understand the interconnectedness and leverage points in labor markets when developing job creation strategies.