About

Jonathan Helder CFRE, ECRF

Education & Certifications

Bachelors in Business & Finance Grand Valley State University

Certified Fund Raising Executive CFRE International

Certificate in Religious Fundraising Lake Institute, Lilly School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Principles & Techniques of Fundraising Lilly School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Work Experience

Advancement Director
All Belong Center for Inclusive Education

Development Director
Jubilee Centers International

Fundraiser, Coach, Data Nerd

I love nonprofits! In addition to the vital role they play in society, I love working with people whose life’s work is serving others. I founded Clarity so that I could use my experience and know-how to strengthen nonprofit’s missions and bolster their impact in our community. After nearly a decade of fundraising and nonprofit leadership experience, I have learned what works, what doesn’t, and how to use data to tell the difference. I would love the opportunity to see how I can help further your mission.

I am the proud father of Lily & Flint, husband of Emily, and native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. When I’m not working with partners, you can usually find me fixing up my 1930’s Tudor or traveling with my family to National Parks and throughout the great lakes state.

Community Engagement

Member

Board Member, Chair of Fundraising Education

Bonus Facts

  1. Jon can juggle
  2. Jon has an identical twin brother
  3. Jon’s personal budget spreadsheet has 20 tabs