NJ Civic Info Consortium names Madison McCool as grants and communications manager

The NJ Civic Information Consortium is thrilled to announce that Madison McCool has joined the organization as its first Grants and Communications Manager. Madison brings a wealth of experience to the position, with a background in office management and communications and a passion for organization and communications. 

“Madi’s drive, enthusiasm, and energy are infectious,” noted Board Chair Chris Daggett. “She was very impressive in the interview process, and with her strong background in organization and communications, we look forward to her becoming a part of the team.” 

As the Grants and Communications Manager, Madi will play the important role of supporting the Consortium’s grant work and leading its communication efforts as it continues to broaden its reach in New Jersey. She will be responsible for evaluating and creating an effective communication strategy, as well as providing administrative support on the grants side of the Consortium’s operations. Madi is known for her keen attention to detail. She is a skilled communicator with a talent for crafting clear and effective messages that resonate with audiences. Her passion for helping organizations achieve their goals through effective management and communication makes her an excellent fit for this role. 

Madi started her career as an Executive Assistant at a law firm in Center City, Philadelphia. She then moved into office management, where she managed a large co-working space in Center City. Most recently, Madi worked as a Business Office Manager in the healthcare space, where she helped manage the operations of a hospice. In her personal life, Madi has built a social media following of nearly 50,000 in just a few short months. With this experience, Madi also will lead the charge in the Consortium’s social media presence, furthering its mission to reach all of New Jersey, and beyond. 

“I am so excited to join the Consortium! The work is inspiring, and I am honored to play a key part in it,” Madi said. “The passion this team and its grantees share for the work is contagious. I couldn’t be happier to step into this role.” 

Please join the Consortium in welcoming Madi to the team. Her email address is [email protected].


The New Jersey Civic Information Consortium is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that funds initiatives to benefit the State’s civic life and meet the evolving information needs of New Jersey’s communities. A first-in-the-nation project, the Consortium builds off the foundation laid by public media in the United States, and reimagines how public funding can be used to address the growing problem of news deserts, misinformation, and support more informed communities. For more information, visit njcivicinfo.org.