The Social Workers Radio Talk Show

Fundraising and Social Work with Jonathan Richardson

Episode Summary

Jonathan Richardson, an alumnus of UAlbany SSW and Rockefeller College, discusses the importance of fundraising in the nonprofit sector, and how social workers have the skills to excel in this area.

Episode Notes

Jonathan Richardson is a Communications and Special Projects Officer and will be working on communications, impact reporting, and special initiatives. Jonathan has over 8 years of communications and development experience. He is the current President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Hudson Mohawk Chapter and was recently awarded AFP Global’s 2019 Oustanding Young Professional Fundraiser. Richardson is active in his community and passionate about professional development, community change, and social justice. One of his most notable achievements is the creation of the Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Accelerator program, which works to attract rising leaders working at New York Capital Region nonprofits and provide them resources, support and a network to succeed and stay in the sector. Richardson also serves on the board of Mission Accomplished Transition Services and the Capital District Chapter of the New Leaders Council.

He earned his Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration degrees at University at Albany, SUNY, focusing on nonprofit management and social welfare policy. He completed research projects on the effectiveness of a nonprofit’s board of directors, marketing for human service agencies, and collaborations between local governments and nonprofit organizations. He received his bachelor’s degree in Religion, Linguistics and Gender Studies from the University of Rochester.