Aaron Tanaka

Director , Center for Economic Democracy
Boston, MA

  • Impact Investing
  • Incubator/Accelerator
  • Policy Change & Advocacy
  • Shifting Foundation Capital
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship

About Aaron

Aaron Tanaka is a Boston-based community organizer, philanthropic advisor, and impact investor. As the co-founder and director of the Center for Economic Democracy, Aaron stewards resources to social movement collaboratives that advance alternatives to capitalist economics in the US. CED is best known for its role in incubating the Boston Ujima Project, an emerging national model for the democratization of local finance capital. Prior to CED, Aaron served as the startup manager for the Boston Impact Initiative, and was the founding executive director of the Boston Workers Alliance (BWA). Aaron is former fellow with BALLE, Echoing Green and Tufts Dept. of Urban Planning, and serves on multiple boards including the Neighborhood Funders Group and the New Economy Coalition. He is a graduate of Harvard College.