Jon Simons

Vice President –
Resource Development

In his role as Vice President of Resource Development, Jon takes a prescriptive approach to client engagement. Through a comprehensive assessment of strengths and areas for growth, Jon works with clients to maximize current resources and establish clear and measurable goals for future success.

Jon provides counsel for:

  • Annual Campaign Assessment and Development
  • Development Staff Coaching
  • Board and Volunteer Development
  • Campaign Case Development
  • Annual Campaign Branding
  • Capital Feasibility and Execution
  • Volunteer/Staff Training & Retreat Planning and Facilitation
  • On-site seminars – topics including: Mission Articulation, Art of the Ask, Donor Centered Development, Branding Your Annual Campaign

Prior to joining Donor By Design, Jon served over 18 years as both Development Officer and Executive Director in the YMCA.  Jon has managed and grown annual fundraising campaigns in diverse communities from suburban New England to major metropolitan cities including Boston and New York City.

In the area of community development, Jon has provided consultation to a wide variety of organizations and institutions including public schools, community health centers, inter-faith and anti-drug coalitions, SADD, The Search Institute, and the United Way.  Specializing in training, team-building, staff and volunteer development, motivation and community development, Jon brings many years of operations and community development experience to the fund development arena.  Jon is a highly skilled presenter with a gift of humor, motivation and clarity.

Jon holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration from Springfield College and was a professional development faculty trainer for the YMCA of the USA for over 13 years.

About Donor By Design Group
About Donor By Design Group

Jon and his family live on the New Jersey coast and enjoy their time in the great outdoors hiking, cycling and sea kayaking.

Phone/Fax (toll-free): 877.323.3904, x703
Phone (direct): 781.223.4032


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