Jonathan Helder is the founder and owner of Clarity Fundraising LLC, a nonprofit consulting firm based in Grand Rapids. Clarity’s purpose is to magnify the mission of its partners by implementing data-based strategies to improve fundraising and organizational effectiveness. Jon founded Clarity so that he could use his experience and know-how to strengthen nonprofit’s missions and bolster their impact on the community. In addition to nearly a decade of proven experience working with small and medium-sized non-profits, Jonathan is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and he holds an Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) from Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy. He also received his bachelor’s in business and finance from Grand Valley State University. Prior to founding Clarity, Jonathan served as the Advancement Director for All Belong Center for Inclusive Education and as the Development Director for Jubilee Centers International.
Because he has experienced firsthand the power that branding and effective storytelling can have on a nonprofit’s mission, Jon is thrilled to join Do More Good’s board and support their mission to grow and support Do More Good’s nonprofit partners.
Jon resides with his wife, daughter, and son in Grand Rapids. When not working with nonprofit partners, you can usually find Jon fixing up his 1930’s Tudor-style home or traveling with his family to national parks and throughout the Great Lakes State.