Founder, Open Referral
IU Collaborator: Angie Raymond
Greg Bloom is the founder of Open Referral, which is promoting open access to information about the health, human, and social services available to people in need. Previously, Greg managed communications for Bread for the City in DC. He is a cooperative developer and community organizer, with experience in GOTV, class-action labor lawsuits, municipal budget battles, death penalty abolition campaigns, community wireless networks, and even a backyard-chicken legalization movement. He has been a fellow with Provisions Library and Civic Hall Labs, and has published writing in In These Times, Civic Quarterly, Personal Democracy Forum, and Code for America’s Beyond Transparency. His research with the Ostrom Workshop will focus on institutional design for community resource directory information systems, among other digital resources.