Social Entrepreneur and Activist. Increasing and improving investments in the Amazon rainforest. Co-Founder and President of NEXUS, the Amazon Investor Coalition (AIC), the Global Governance Philanthropy Network (GGPN), and the Healthy Democracy Coalition (HDC).
Jonah brings extensive leadership experience uniting global networks of young philanthropic leaders to influence the public sector, and inspiring wealthy, philanthropic families towards charitable activity and impact investing.
He is Co-Founder and President of NEXUS, the Amazon Investor Coalition (AIC), the Global Governance Philanthropy Network (GGPN), and the Healthy Democracy Coalition (HDC). NEXUS is a global movement of over 6000 young people from 70 countries dedicated to bridging communities of wealth and impact. The AIC advances forest-friendly economic development of the Amazon region of South America. The GGPN unites funders to collaborate on trans-national issues while the HDC connects funders to collaborate on US policy.
Earlier in his career, Jonah served as the US Director of Search for Common Ground and was part of Distributive Networks Inc where he helped to build the text messaging technology used by the 2008 Obama campaign.
Jonah co-founded the Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) in 2000 to strengthen youth participation in global decision-making. As the organization grew it merged with TakingITGlobal to form the largest site on the internet dedicated to empowering young social change leaders, receiving two million hits per day.
In the earlier years of his career, Jonah led an award-winning student computing organization, founded two internet startups, and created a corporate social responsibility initiative in one of the world’s largest corporations.
He has served as a Co-Founder, board member, or advisor to a number of organizations including Pioneers of Change, the ManyOne Foundation, the L. A. Jonas Foundation, the Millennial Action Project, the Shift Foundation, WISE (Wealthy Individuals – Social Entrepreneurs), and many others.
Jonah is driven by his passion to promote global solutions and make a positive impact in the world, through connection, collaboration, and meaningful contribution.
He is an alumnus of Williams College and Camp Rising Sun.