Jonah Halper has dedicated much of his time to many different philanthropic efforts.
Jonah Halper grew up a fan of baseball in Providence, Rhode Island. Growing up in Providence, Jonah lived near the Pawtucket Red Sox, the AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. As a child he enjoyed playing baseball in the Babe Ruth League as a pitcher and first basemen. After spending high school at boarding school, Jonah knew he wanted to come home for college so he went to Providence College.
At Providence, Jonah studied organizational communication with an emphasis in marketing. After graduating in 2003, Jonah knew he wanted to take his education to another level. He enrolled at the University of Baltimore where he received his Master’s of Public Administration while working for THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore as a Campaign Associate.
After working for a decade in the Jewish Federation system, Jonah Halper launched his fundraising and marketing consulting firm, ALTRUICITY and serves as Managing Director. ALTRUICITY, is a hands-on marketing and fundraising consulting firm helping organizations market to stand out and fundraise to last. His entire career has been in the nonprofit sector. He now helps organizations fundraise and market themselves in a way that build sustainability of their organization, so they can consistently succeed in their mission and grow their vision.
A great organization Jonah Halper has worked with is the Jewish Federations of Northern New Jersey and many Jewish Federations across the United States. He’s also worked with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Yeshiva University School Partnership, and Chabad on Campus International. There are two factors that Jonah looks for when deciding to work with clients like the ones mentioned here. First, they need to have an active board of directors that are ready to roll up their sleeves and be part of the process. Their needs to be a more methodical approach to fundraising than just giving someone money to do if for you. It’s important to me to work together with an organization to achieve common goals. We as individuals only have so many relationships and hours in the day to accomplish something. The more people that are involved, the more the organization can scale its success. Second, there needs to be a paid staff member who operates as the “face” of the organization. This person is responsible for building and maintaining the relationships of the organization.
Jonah Halper also launched FundraisingPrep.com. FundraisingPrep has been going on for a few years now. What it entails is a full day of fundraising training experience for professionals and volunteers. A lot of his best practices and methodologies come from his consulting work at ALTRUICITY, and from ideas found in Date your Donors, a book he is writing.