Ryan Grosso

Senior Director

Head of Capacity Building

About Ryan

Ryan leads Orr Group’s Capacity Building Practice Area, supporting and advising Orr Group clients on fundraising management and operational support. 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.

Ryan has over a decade of experience managing campaigns, leading development strategy and operations, and supporting event fundraising and operations.

During her 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.

Selected Recent Partners:
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Echoing Green
  • Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Hillel International
  • JUST Capital
  • New Profit
  • Niagara University
  • Ronald McDonald House New York
  • Room to Read
  • Prevent Child Abuse America
  • Ronald McDonald House New York
  • Room to Read
  • Service Year Alliance
  • The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
  • VNS Health
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.

Favorite Book Genre

Literary Fiction

Recent Publications