Fundraisers as Change Makers: How Fundraisers are Positioned for Advancing Equity

Recorded on: May 4, 2023

This webinar is eligible for 1 CFRE.

Fundraisers and Prospect Development Professionals are impactful change makers. We identify issues, make connections, generate support, and solve problems. These attributes make fundraisers well-positioned to step into leadership roles helping advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in our organizations and communities, whatever position you hold in your organization. Join Jonathan Meagher-Zayas, a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a Certified Diversity Professional, in this webinar on how you can transfer your fundraising skills to advance equity in your organization. After attendee this webinar, you’ll:

  • Learn about inclusion, diversity, equity, and access frameworks to identify needs in your organization
  • Identify fundraising skills that can be transferred to advance equity work
  • Discover tools and resources you and your organization can use on your IDEA journey

Jonathan Meagher-Zayas (he/him) is a Queer Latinx Millennial nonprofit strategist dedicated to addressing equity issues, building capacity, engaging the community, motivating new impact leaders, and getting stuff done. Jonathan wears many professional hats including fundraising and Communications Strategist, Adjunct Social Work Professor, Diversity  Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Leadership Development Trainer, Social Sector Career Coach, and Social Justice Champion. He is the Owner & Chief Strategist of Equity Warrior Strategies LLC, a consulting company that provides leadership development, community engagement, and equity strategy services to the social impact sector. He earned his Master of Social Work degree with a MACRO Concentration and his Master of Public Administration degree with concentrations in nonprofit management and social welfare policy at the University at Albany, SUNY, and He earned his bachelor’s degree in Religion, Linguistics, and Gender Studies from the University of Rochester. In November 2021, Jonathan obtained his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential and in January 2023, he earned his credential as a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP).