Co-founder & Principal of Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies

Jonathan Kaufman

Jonathan Kaufman is co-founder & Principal of Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies. In this role, Jonathan collaborates with nonprofits, philanthropists, and social entrepreneurs all over the world, helping them expand and deepen their impact. He specializes in business and strategic planning, metrics development, program design, community engagement, and impact assessment for a wide array of Third Plateau’s clients.

Prior to launching Third Plateau in 2011, Jonathan served as the Regional Director for a hunger-relief organization in Chicago; the Housing Coordinator for an agency working with homeless individuals with severe mental illness in Los Angeles; and as the Special Programs Director at a refugee rights NGO in Athens, Greece.

Jonathan currently serves on the Advisory Board at Resonate. He formerly sat on the Boards of Directors at Amir Project, Good Shepherd Children and Family Services, the One Percent Foundation, and the Alumni Board at Education Pioneers.

Jonathan holds a B.A. in Religion from Vassar College and an MBA in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship from Washington University in St. Louis, where he received the Dean’s Award for Corporate Social Responsibility and graduated at the top of his class.

Jonathan currently lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife, Joanna, and their two kids, Oliver and Louisa. Together, the four of them travel the world, eat more BBQ than any human should, and are embarking on Phase VII of their world domination plans.