04 DOSIER:

Steven Jones

Name: Steven Jones

Where were you born and raised? Richmond, Virginia

What’s the once piece of advice you’d give a younger you?
This is a small piece of negotiations advice, but works across many fields including fundraising.-Ask someone for something confidently and then be quiet until they respond-don’t negotiate against yourself.  Also-do your homework—it’s easier that way.

Top 5 Strengths Finder Strengths and how they influence you?
Competition, Context Ideation, Woo, Significance

Military Connection or Why do you respect Special Operators?
I started volunteering with THF when they expanded to the East Coast.  It’s painful to see how poorly the military transitions these service members after they have risked their lives and missed precious time away from their families for so long on deployment after deployment.  After seeing the program that THF had but together and the tremendous impact that it was having on the lives of these special operators and their families it was impossible to not want to be involved at a higher level.

Favorite THF Value, and why?
My goal in anything I do is to leave it 10x better than before.  That is a high bar for THF, but making THF 10x better means serving 10x more fellows.

Area/Industry of expertise:
With my background in non-profit management, marketing, and communications, at THF I work to increase fundraising dollars and build a larger brand for the organization, to ultimately help more fellows transition to great jobs.