– Principal Strategist
Jason is passionate about the power of social movements, when combined with diverse networks of NGO’s, to deliver transformative change on the biggest challenges of our era.
Jason was recently Special Advisor, Directed Networks at The Sunrise Project, a global campaigning organization operating at the convergence of philanthropy and advocacy. Jason helped Sunrise scale from a dozen staff to over 150, helping build large, well-known campaigns targeting the biggest funders of the climate crisis around the world. Prior to Sunrise he co-founded NetChange, one of the world’s first digital agencies focused on social change and more recently a well regarded campaigns consultancy.
Over a 30 year career Jason has supported many prominent social change initiatives, including:
- Co-creating BlackRock’s Big Problem, which moved the world’s biggest investor forward on climate
- Co-creating a global campaign pushing the biggest banks in the UK, Canada, US and Europe to stop funding fossil fuels
- Re-launching #StopAdani, the largest climate campaign in Australia for a decade
- Co-convening the Tar Sands Campaign, which slowed industry expansion and stopped multiple pipelines
- Supporting institutions such as Human Rights Watch, The UN Foundation, David Suzuki Foundation, and hundreds of others with digital transformation, organizational change, and new campaigns
Jason has also volunteered for or advised numerous Indigenous-led climate justice initiatives including RAVEN Trust.
He is co-author of the popular Networked Change Report which coined the term “directed-network campaigns”, was the founder in 2001 of the Web of Change conference, and was a Leadership Fellow at the Broadbent Institute.
Jason lives on the unceeded territories of the Coast Salish peoples on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC Canada, with his wife and teenage son. He enjoys playing soccer, hiking, cycling, and connecting with people around the world on his famous “walk and talk” calls from the forest.