Allen Kwabena Frimpong

Cultural Strategist and Cooperative Entrepreneur

Allen Kwabena Frimpong

Cultural Strategist and Cooperative Entrepreneur

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Allen Kwabena Frimpong is a cooperative entrepreneur, cultural strategist, and a conceptual artist

Currently, he is a co-creator and principal cultural strategist with ZEAL (www.zeal.coop), a worker owned creative agency and social impact collaborative for Black artists throughout the diaspora.He is a founder of several powerful and influential social entrepreneurship endeavors.

He was a managing partner of AdAstra Collective (www.adastra.management) which is a boutique consulting cooperative whose vision is to transform power through networked movement building for a just, democratic, and liberating world. AdAstra Collective also anchored the work of the Old Money, New System community of practice (www.oldmoneynewsystem.net) that supported resource mobilization initiatives in a just transition that strengthed social movement ecosystems to be relational, center community healing, and redistribute of wealth in philanthropy towards investing in solidarity economy through learning and innovation.

Lastly, he co-founded Liberation Ventures and was a former Senior Fellow at PolicyLink, creating a field-building organization that takes a networked approach to in building a culture of repair towards winning on reparations in the US.

Allen has supported the capacity-building of many organizational efforts over the last 20 years with a unique interdisciplinary practice in community organizing, cultural strategy, transformative leadership coaching, resource mobilization, and participatory planning within networked complex systems. Allen has a master's in Urban Planning and Affairs from CUNY Hunter College and graduate certifications from the UPenn School of Social Policy in the National Arts Strategies Executive Program on Arts and Cultural Strategy as well as the Center for Popular Economics at Amherst College.

  • Education
    • Syracuse University
    • CUNY Hunter College
    • Amherst College
    • Cornell University
    • University of Pennsylvania