Ryan Grosso Director
New York
(212) 424-1935


Ryan partners with Orr Group clients on campaign strategy and management, development strategy, event fundraising, and operations. Ryan is a strategic thinker and expert project manager. She focuses on developing innovative and actionable ideas for her nonprofit partners and taking a data-driven approach to achieve the greatest results.

During her 8+ year tenure at Orr Group, Ryan has worked closely with more than 25 diverse nonprofit organizations across sectors. She has led clients from visionary ideas to exemplary results, through step-by-step, everyday effort, and tracking.


Previously, Ryan interned at Youth INC, a nonprofit with a unique venture philanthropy model that works to transform the lives of NYC kids. In this role, Ryan assisted with development, events, organized and co-managed the Young Professionals Board, and developed a dashboarding system to track fundraising progress.

Ryan also interned with a variety of nonprofits including Minds Matter National, Inc., and the Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation. At the Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation, Ryan canvassed multi-family homes in the South Bronx and advocated for tenant rights. Through both these experiences, Ryan developed an understanding of the needs of the community, and the role nonprofits play in serving those pressing needs.

Selected Recent Partners


  • B.A., Sociology and Urban Studies, Fordham University, 2013

When I’m not working I’m…

Traveling both domestically and internationally. I recently visited New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco, and have been to all 48 continental U.S. States.