• Jonathan Darr King

    Consulting for Arts, Education, and Social Justice

  • What do you need?

    Jonathan Darr King brings more than 20 years of experience to public and community arts, education, and social justice clients. A versatile management and fundraising consultant, Jonathan is effective, relatable, and resourced. He's raised millions, helped build effective organizations, supported visionary leaders, and managed highly successful teams. And if Jonathan can't help you solve a challenge or complete a project, he can help set you on the right path.

  • Coaching and Support

    Put Jonathan's experience as a nonprofit leader to work for you.

    Executive Thought Partnership

    Build the board you need.
    Fill missing policy and procedure gaps.
    Plan your business or fundraising strategies.
    Solve management challenges.

    Available as a one-time session or weekly sessions.

    New Executive Director Support

    Support to ease the transition.

    Filling policies and practices gaps.
    Working with budgets.

    Developing a staffing plan.

    Prioritizing and building the road map.


    Available as a one-time session or weekly sessions.

    Budget Coaching and Process Design

    Budget theory and approach.
    Budget review or creation.
    Involving key stakeholders.

    Developing a budget narrative.

    Typically includes review, time with budget leads, and half-day training with facilitation.

  • Fundraising

    Jonathan brings more than 20 years of experience developing individual giving, major donor, and grant programs to your organization.

    Planning and Assessment

    • Database planning
    • Long-term plans
    • Gaps analysis/road maps
    • Fundraising readiness
    • Software selection

    Packages vary. Send Jonathan details of what you are looking for or schedule a free call to talk through it.


    • Editing
    • Writing
    • Budgets
    • Building custom trackers to monitor the submission process

    Grant projects vary from hourly editing to large-scale projects. Contact Jonathan about your needs and he will develop a proposal for discussion.

    Individual Giving

    • Data assessment and planning
    • Fundraising planning
    • Major donor programs
    • Developing annual campaigns
    Fundraising projects are typically longer-term engagements. Contact Jonathan to set up a call.
  • Training

    Trainings for board, staff, and leaders that build ease, efficiency, and clarity.


    Nonprofit Finance 101

    The Budget

    Mission and Vision

    Organizational Values


    Board training engagements include assessment, interviews with key players, meetings, and in-person or virtual presentations.


    ED Essentials

    Staff Work Plans

    Board/ED Relations

    Strategic Planning


    Leadership training engagements include assessment, interviews, meetings, and in-person or virtual presentations.


    Grants 101

    The Major Donor

    Best Practices for Fundraising

    The Annual Campaign


    Jonathan brings fundraising trainings that work and helps organizations identify gaps, opportunities, and resources. In-person or virtual.

  • About Jonathan

    Building organizations and supporting leaders that change the world . . .

    Since 1995, Jonathan Darr King has helped art, education, and justice organizations develop healthy practices, stronger programs, and raise more money. He's worked with local, regional, and national organizations that:


    -built global, regional, state, and local public art projects

    -inspired civil rights activism through marches, organizing, and policy advocacy

    -provided innovative direct service and care to people living with AIDS/HIV

    -provided healthy food for 30,000 families every week

    -worked with urban youth to enhance their tech skills and provide mentors, and

    -produced food and community art events rooted in culture, political education, and storytelling.


    Jonathan is a fundraising advisor to the People's Kitchen Collective and most recently served as a development and executive consultant to Hack the Hood.


    Jonathan supported global, state-wide, and local public art projects as the development director for The Estria Foundation/Mele Murals.


    Jonathan is the former executive director of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals, and Young Audiences of Northern California and on the fundraising teams of the National Organization for Women, People's Grocery, San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, Stand for Children, and AIDS Services of Austin.



  • Praise

    Jocelyn Jackson, Saqib Keval, Sita Bhaumik

    Working with Jonathan brings us confidence, clarity, and joy. For over five years, he has supported our work as the People's Kitchen Collective. Most recently, we worked with Jonathan on the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Open Spaces Program. His management and writing for this public arts grant application was filled with deep care for our guiding principles. Jonathan kept us on task and provided valuable insight that drew from his extensive nonprofit management experience. As a small and hard hustling project, we depend on Jonathan’s expertise and are inspired by his commitment to community.

    Erin Yoshi

    Jonathan is fantastic to work with! He has a variety of skills which made him invaluable on our small team. His work is very thorough and has great attention to detail.

    Nikki Silvestri

    People's Grocery

    I threw my entire Development Department at him and said, "fix it."


    He created infrastructure I didn't know we needed, prepped me for meetings in ways I wouldn't have thought to ask, he evaluated our program systems to make them more efficient for fundraising, and he planned our events . . . all with the incredible grace of a team player.

    D. Hall

    San Francisco / Marin Food Bank

    Jonathan is a brilliant and dedicated nonprofit professional. He is extremely competent and endlessly kind. Jonathan has great ideas for campaigns, a deep understanding of donor relations, and a true interest in doing good work for the community. He's a true team player and I would love to work with him again one day.

  • Clients and Funders


    AIDS Services of Austin

    Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

    Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals

    Estria Foundation / Mele Murals

    Hack the Hood / Center for Media Change

    National Organization for Women / NOW PAC

    People's Grocery

    People's Kitchen Collective

    San Francisco and Marin Food Banks

    Stand for Children

    Young Audiences of Northern California

    Funded Grants and Contracts

    AEPOCH Foundation

    Akonadi Foundation

    American Medical Association Foundation

    Burt Foundation

    California Council for the Humanities

    Capitol Hill Community Foundation

    City and County of Hawaii

    City and County of Honolulu

    City of Richmond, CA

    City of San Francisco: Grants for the Arts

    Clarence E. Heller Foundation

    Clorox Company Foundation

    Columbia Foundation

    Compton Foundation

    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

    DC Escheated Estates Fund

    East Bay Community Foundation

    James and Gretchen Sandler Family Foundation

    James Irvine Foundation

    Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation

    Kaiser Permanente Foundation

    Kalliopeia Foundation

    Kenneth Rainin Foundation

    Kimball Foundation

    Kindle Project

    MacPherson's Art

    Network for a Healthy California

    Northern California Community Loan Fund

    Open Circle Foundation

    Philip L. Graham Fund

    Roots of Change

    RSF Social Finance

    San Francisco Foundation

    San Francisco Grants-in-Aid

    San Francisco Public Schools

    San Francisco Symphony

    Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    State of Hawaii Grants-in-Aid

    State of Hawaii Tourism Authority

    Thomas J. Long Foundation

    Walter and Elise Haas Foundation

    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    United States Federal Appropriation

    United States Department of Agriculture

    Zellerbach Family Foundation

    Speaking, Panels​, Boards

    BRAVA Theater for Women in the Arts

    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

    Men Can Stop Rape

    National Organization of Men Against Sexism

    ​National Organization for Women

    New College of Florida

    Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

    People's Kitchen Collective

  • Contact Jonathan