John Cleveland

John Cleveland

John Cleveland is a cofounder and president of the Innovation Network for Communities (INC), a national nonprofit that develops and spreads scalable innovations that transform the performance of community systems. John also serves on a part-time basis as the Executive Director for the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, a group of 33 business and civic leaders supporting the implementation of the City of Boston Climate Action Plan. John has more than 30 years of experience spanning the public, education, nonprofit, and private sectors. He has done extensive work across the country in sustainable development, green building design, organizational learning, socially responsible businesses, school reform, and economic development. Prior to founding INC, John served as Vice President of IRN, Inc., a market intelligence firm located in Grand Rapids, Michigan that provided strategic planning, market research, automotive forecasting, and merger and acquisition due diligence to mid-sized manufacturing companies.  Prior to joining IRN, John worked as a private consultant; as director of Continuous Improvement for Grand Rapids Community College; and as director of the State of Michigan?s industrial extension service. John graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in City Planning from Yale University.
Connecting to Change the World

Connecting to Change the World

Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact

Something new and important is afoot. Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are under increasing pressure to do more and to do better to increase and improve productivity with fewer resources. Social entrepreneurs, community-minded leaders,...