Jon (our other resident Englishman) co-founded TCF with the same sheer will and enthusiasm that he brings to every project he tackles. A tour de force in the social innovation, Jon is as comfortable in the boardroom as he is at the lectern. An early proponent of the controversial idea that doing good and making money should not be mutually exclusive, Jon has worked tirelessly on both sides of the for/not for profit divide to narrow the gap between the two.
Jon is a global leader in marrying social profit with financial profit. From an early age, Jon recognized that people are the most powerful force for driving change in this world. That recognition gave rise to a career dedicated to harnessing that power to activate causes around the world.
For the last decade Jon has been involved in pushing the social innovation agenda and envelope across Europe – firstly as the co-founder of the Cascaid agency in the UK at the age of 21, then as head of fundraising of France’s largest AIDS organisation (Sidaction) before taking on the challenge of being the first Director of the French Institute of Fundraising.
In 2008, Jon founded bethechange, a global consultancy that provides strategic direction for organizations and companies alike. He is author of “Philanthropy in a Flat World” (2008), the upcoming “(me)volution” (2012) and a celebrated speaker at high-profile international events around the world.
His portfolio contains a diverse array of clients across the globe, and includes the International Red Cross, Amnesty International, the United Nations Development Program, Planet Finance and Children First.