Jonathan Levy – Donor Management and Fundraising
August 21, 2015 | foundation4peace
Jonathan’s five steps to PEACE
P – Project at the Foundation everyone should know about
‘My Former Life’ is a unique multimedia educational resource that is aimed at people aged 14-19. It is based around a documentary film that explores and shares the personal stories of four former extremists, or ‘Formers’. The My Former Life project allows participants to engage with first-hand accounts of radicalisation, extremism and their consequences, and in doing so, this works to develop skills such as critical thinking.
E – Extremism challenge that needs resolving
Mothers have a unique role when it comes to communicating with their children, but those we have spoken to, often feel marginalised, uncomfortable and unable to engage in discussions about radicalisation and extremism. We need to give women the opportunity to enhance their employability and their confidence in engaging communities, as the Foundation does with its Women for Peace project.
A – A fact people might know about the Foundation
More than 10,000 visitors from all over the world use the Peace Centre each year for a variety of purposes including conference and meeting hire, residential stays, team building and sports activities.
C – Colleague at the Foundation you want people to get to know
Karen McManus is our Centre Business Manager. She facilitates the smooth running of the Peace Centre and is responsible for facilities management, health and safety standards, compliance, and budgetary control. Karen is also responsible for residential bookings and supporting the running of external events.
E – Everyone can help the cause of peace by….
Joining a group of particularly amazing supporters, called Friends for Peace, who give a small monthly donation via direct debit or standing order. These monthly donations help us to plan for a future that keeps us waging for one thing only, peace. To set up a direct debit, click here to access our donations page.
Jonathan’s Professional Profile:
Jonathan is Fundraiser for the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace. His responsibilities include building relationships, raising awareness and publicity, launching and managing campaigns and other ways of generating income, identifying and cultivating donors, tracking income and metrics, managing the fundraising database, creating the annual fundraising plan and developing effective supporter journeys.
Prior to joining the Foundation for Peace in November 2013, Jonathan was an NCTJ and BJTC-qualified freelance journalist and ran a successful business. He also worked as a Parliamentary Assistant for David Mowat MP.
Jonathan is also an award-winning disability campaigner and serves as a trustee of the Dyspraxia Foundation, a national charity that works to enable children, young people and adults with dyspraxia to reach their full potential in life.
In addition to his charity activities, Jonathan serves as a Stockton Heath parish councillor, representing the Conservative Party.
Bringing passion to all his activities, Jonathan has a positive outlook on life and is an advocate for personal development.
Jonathan was shortlisted as Apprentice of the Year in the Warrington Business Awards 2015. He won a Mind Media Award in 2014, for appearing in a short film on hit Channel 4 series, Embarrassing Bodies Live from the Clinic. Jonathan’s film raised awareness of dyspraxia and was recognised for encouraging and engaging an audience, who might not naturally sit down to learn about mental health issues. In 2012, he won the Matthew Hunt Award in recognition of his volunteering for various charities.
Specialities include: business, campaigning, canvassing, casework, charities, communications, disabilities, editing, fundraising, Hebrew, income generation, journalism, media, politics, press releases, public relations, public speaking, networking, network marketing, newspapers, radio, research, shorthand, social media, team building, touch typing, tracking, writing