Mike & I are headed back to the Amazon. This will be the third trip, and probably final work related trip for AidJoy to this part of the world. We’ve been working with the charity Project Amazonas since the fall of 2008. Since 1994 Project Amazonas has been busting their humps providing medical aid and […]
About Jonathan Shanin
Jonathan Shanin is a social entrepreneur focused on filling a missing piece in philanthropy today. He is the founder and Executive Director of AidJoy, a charity that introduces little-known non-profits to a global audience, while providing the tools and training necessary to sustain the growth that follows. AidJoy is now in its sixth year, and is supported by a substantial network of like-minded professionals who are passionate about bringing their business acumen to bear for charities.
Prior to the creation of AidJoy, Jonathan created and ran a successful online marketing company that serviced large, institutional clients. Over the course of its eight-year run, he honed the expertise in marketing, business development, operations, and technology that he would later apply to charities solving life-and-death problems.
A former member of the U.S. National Team in kayaking, Jonathan brings an unyielding determination and discipline to his work. With an inherent ability to inspire people around a common vision, he continues to drive AidJoy toward more meaningful and impactful outcomes: saving lives, transforming communities, and ending cycles of poverty.
Entries by Jonathan Shanin
Jonathan and I attended Brains on Fire’s Fire Session yesterday! A full day of speakers, food, collaboration, and ideas. Afterwards, my brain was loaded but I didn’t know quite what to make of everything. It hadn’t fully soaked in and I was at a loss as to how I could apply my newly found knowledge […]
So Jonathan finally turned 40!!! Ok- so he’s actually only 28 (for like the 8th year running), but it’s fun to give him a hard time. This year we decided to take it easy and have a little get-together at Soby’s in downtown Greenville for drinks, dinner, and fun with finger puppets. Lots of friends […]
Social Media. Now, I don’t have much of a problem with “social”, and I certainly don’t mind “media”, but you put the two together and all of a sudden I think of incessant tweets and gobs of pointless You Tube comments. Two weeks ago a friend of mine introduced me to a video on You […]
My breathing and heart rate accelerate as the guard puts his key in the padlock holding the doors shut. The lock opens, the chain drops, the doors swing wide and the stampede begins. The crowd at the front of the line surges forward as though it were a single animal. Behind them, a thousand anxious […]
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