Empowered Digital was founded by Austen Levihn-Coon to help political organizations leverage innovation to build grassroots power. Austen is adamant that the digital tactics of the last ten years are not going to lead to the dramatic social change we need to tackle the challenges of extreme inequality, climate change, and structural oppression that our society faces today. To do this we need to think and organize differently.
Over the last ten years Austen has worked with many of the leading social change organizations in the US and around the world to find ways to scale their impact with digital technology. He brings insights to Empowered Digital from his experience working with past clients including Everytown for Gun Safety, Color of Change, Presente.org, Define American, the ONE Campaign, J Street, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Earthjustice, UNHCR, and many more.
Prior to starting Empowered Digital, Austen was the Chief Innovation Officer at Fission Strategy where he directed a team of strategists, campaigners, designers, and technologists in the launch of distributed grassroots advocacy campaigns, multi-lingual global marketing campaigns, web app development, and analytics and data management.
Austen launched Empowered Digital to help nonprofits find new ways to build real grassroots power.