Equity warrior Strategies

Fighting for Change

Tackling Oppression &

Advancing Social Justice

Company Profile

Equity Warrior Strategies, LLC is focused on creating change in the nonprofit and social impact sector. We partner with you to find the best education and strategies to create an impact at the personal, organizational, and community levels. We help accomplish social equity, leadership development, and capacity building goals through coaching, learning, facilitation, and strategic planning.

Areas of Expertise

Community Engagement and Trust Building

Helping Leaders engage their audiences in authentic and inclusive ways.

  • Inclusive Communications
  • Engaging New Audiences
  • Cultural Humility and Interpersonal Communications
  • Power, Privilege and Implicit Bias
  • Psychologically Safe Organizations
  • Relationship and Team Building

Capacity Building with a Social Work and Racial Justice Lens

Providing management and leadership skills to macro social workers, nonprofit executives, and social justice advocates.

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Resource Mobilization and Fund Development
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Capacity Building and Strategic Planning
  • Board Governance, Fundraising, Planning, and Development

Championing Equity in Fundraising, Communications, and Organizational Development

Transforming education with an inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) lens.

  • Equity-Focused Mindset
  • Fundraising with an Equity Lens
  • Creating Inclusive Communications
  • Assessing Fundraising and Communications with IDEA Lens
  • Transferring Fundraising Skills to Advance Equity

Change Leadership and Management

Activating strengths with leaders to advance change in their organizations, groups, and communities.

  • Becoming an Equity Champion
  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Anti-Oppressive Leadership
  • Equity Warrior Framework
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership Development

Our Services

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Leadership Coaching and Professional Development

We activate a leader’s strengths and skills through coaching, professional development planning, and individualized learning.

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Group Facilitation, Learning, and Program Design

We work with groups, organizations, and associations to facilitate change, learning, and action planning. This can include customized group training or leadership development programs.

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Organizational Consulting, Technical Assistance, Planning, and Training

We help organizations meet their strategic planning, organizational development, and capacity-building goals with assessments, goal setting, action planning, and strategic consulting.

Our Clients

Training Workshops and Education Content Creation

  • New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation
  • Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability
  • The Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
  • Durand, Inc.
  • National Alliance for Direct Service Professionals (NADSP)
  • Rochester Regional Health Foundations
  • Syracuse University
  • United Way of Rochester and the Finger Lakes

Facilitation Technical Assistance, and Strategic Planning

  • Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • Monroe County Family Coalition

Leadership and Coaching Programs

  • The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities
  • University at Albany’s Institute for Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development

Presentations

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (ICON, LEAD, & Webinars)
  • AFP, Genesee Vally Chapter, AFP, NY Hudson-Mohawk Chapter, & AFP, New York City Chapter
  • The People’s Nonprofit Accelerator
  • Nonprofit Association of Washington
  • Illinois Section American Water Works Association
  • Greater Rochester Chamber of Conference
  • AHSR
  • Community Boost
  • University of Rochester
  • New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health
  • New York State Governor’s LGBTQ+ Conference
  • Urban League of Rochester
  • AHRC Nassau
  • North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, Smart State Conference
  • North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
  • NetworkPeninsula

About Jonathan

Jonathan Meagher-Zayas (he/him/él) is the Founder & Chief Strategist of Equity Warrior Strategies, LLC. He is a Queer Latinx Millennial nonprofit strategist dedicated to addressing equity issues, building capacity, engaging the community, motivating impact leaders, and getting stuff done. As the Lead Equity Warrior, he wears many professional hats, including Fundraising and Communications Strategist, Adjunct Social Work Professor, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Leadership Development Trainer, Social Sector Career Coach, and Social Justice Champion.


With 12+ years of nonprofit professional experience, Jonathan has experience in fundraising, communications, volunteer management, program management, leadership development, board governance, community engagement, public affairs, inclusion, diversity, equity, and access work. As an award-winning fundraiser and resource mobilizer, he has raised over $14 million through major gifts, corporate relations, events, foundation philanthropy, government grants, and annual giving initiatives. He is an advanced community engagement and communications strategist with experience leading projects and teams implementing social media, digital communications, community outreach, advocacy, donor stewardship, recruitment, public relations, and marketing campaigns for various nonprofit organizations. He has extensive experience managing leadership development programs and advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives. He is a global trainer and has provided training for hundreds of nonprofit leaders online, at in-person conferences, and through customized workshops.


Over his career, Jonathan has received several accolades including


Jonathan embraces a growth mindset and has completed advanced education. He earned his Master of Social Work degree with a MACRO Concentration and his Master of Public Administration degree with concentrations in nonprofit management at the University at Albany, SUNY. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Religion, Linguistics, and Gender Studies from the University of Rochester. He holds two professional certifications: Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential and Certified Diversity Professional (CDP).


He currently resides in Rochester, NY with his husband, dog, and two cats (all tuxedo animals). He loves spending quality time with his friends and family, traveling and taking adventures, volunteering, cooking, and listening to music and audiobooks.


Affiliations, Memberships & Certifications

Certifications

Memberships

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • Community-Centric Fundraising
  • Somos El Poder
  • Society for Diversity
  • Rochester Professional Consultants Network
  • Network for Social Work Management

Board & Philanthropic Leadership Positions

  • AFP Global: Board Member, Former Emerging Leaders Chair, Governance Committee Member
  • AFP, Genesee Valley Chapter: IDEA Committee Member
  • 540WMain: Board Member
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation’s LGBT+ Giving Circle: Membership & Communications Co-Chair
  • University of Rochester: Latin Alumni Network, Meliora Collective Mentor, Rochester Network Leadership Council, Volunteer in Partnerships Conference Committee, and LGBTQ+ Network
  • Leadership Rochester: 2023 Signature Program Graduate & Volunteer
  • United Way of Rochester and Finger Lakes: 2021 Pride Development Leadership Program Graduate
  • RACF’s Latino Giving Circle Member and Greater Rochester Latinx Roundtable
  • Mission Accomplished Transition Services, Former Board Chair and Member
  • AFP, NY Hudson-Mohawk Chapter, Former Chapter President, and Various Leadership Roles
  • Ibero-American Action League, Former Ad-Hoc Fundraising Committee Member
  • New Leaders Council, Capital District Chapter, Former Mentorship Chair


Resources

Our Co-Trainers

Nicole DamaPoleto

Chrissey Nguyen Klockner

Gregory Kwaczala, MSW

Our Philanthropy

Equity Warrior Strategies is committed to creating change in the nonprofit sector not just through consulting services, but also volunteer leadership and philanthropy. While we support as many causes as we can, here are some organizations we are passionate about and encourage others to explore.

Contact and Work with Us!

Equity Warrior Strategies is based on Seneca Nation and Haudenosaunee Confederacy land., commonly known as Rochester, NY. We work all over New York State, the U.S., and Internationally.


We also honor our Taino ancestors originally from the island of Borinken, commonly known as Puerto Rico currently living around the world.


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