Mike Rogers Appointed as Chief Development Officer for Democracy Works

June 2019 – Bridge Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Rogers as Chief Development Officer for Democracy Works.

Democracy Works ( is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a vision to make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans, so that no one misses an election.

In his new role as Chief Development Officer, Mike will build a best-in-class fundraising strategy, including communication of the organization’s impact and vision for improving democracy, organizing of existing supporters into active volunteers, and the creation of a development team.

He joins Democracy Works from GMHC, where he was SVP Development, leading and executing key philanthropic programs, and implementing a diverse portfolio offundraising strategies. Mike brings many years of development experience, including serving as Chief Development Officer at Keep America Beautiful, where he led a team of national fundraisers to provide the organization’s revenue through corporate, individual, and foundation channels. He began his development career at his alma mater, the University of Dayton, and served in a number of roles at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and American Red Cross.


• Bridge Partners ( is a retained executive search firm with

unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, diverse executives and over 15 years of

experience executing global leadership searches.

• Our firm’s mission is to assist our clients in their efforts to attract the very best leadership team with the most diverse range of experiences and backgrounds, in order to innovate and reflect the customers, communities and constituents they serve.

• Our nonprofit and for-profit clients also include GE, TIAA-CREF, FairVote, Starbucks, Freddie Mac, Global Health Corps, TechnoServe and The Federal Reserve System. What they have in common is a desire to adapt to a changing global market and diversify their leadership teams in order to reflect their employee base, as well as the customer, communities and constituents they serve.

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