Jon Brandt, MBA, CFRE
With more than 20 years of work in the non-profit sector, Jon brings knowledge and experience in managing development departments in both Canada and the U.S., particularly within internationally focused and faith-based organizations, including Eastern Mennonite Missions and the Yonge Street Mission.
Jon’s work has ranged from larger organizations to one person start-ups, and so he understands both the challenges of leading teams and also of having sole responsibility within an organization. He has focused on direct marketing, stakeholder relations, major gift work, event planning and media relations. Jon understands system processes and protocols and has experience in the details and the big-picture concerns so he is adept at implementing and integrate CRM applications across multiple departments.
Jon is an experienced communicator and marketer and is fascinated by ideas. He is passionate about spurring organizations to strategic action. Jon has specialized in creating a culture of fundraising within older organizations, including board education and development.
Jon has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1996 in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Pennsylvania, and now Ontario. He holds his CFRE.
Jon has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Religious Studies from the University of Winnipeg, a Creative Communication diploma with a focus on public relations from Red River College, and an MBA from Taylor University. He has also studied conflict resolution and social media strategy, and he holds an Ultimate Frisbee coaching certificate from the Coaches Association of Canada.