Jonah Chipeco has over 10 years of experience in professional fundraising. She began her career in resource development with World Vision Philippines. Her journey started in 2009 when tasked to lead the face-to-face marketing team of World Vision. She directed more than 20 staff to organize roadshows and office building campaigns. Her contributions included a nationwide collaboration with SM Supermalls to support Japan Tsunami survivors.
CSA became a part of equipping Jonah’s career growth through the Fundraising Institute, where she graduated in 2011. She eventually served as a board member from 2015 to 2016 and volunteered in events and social media efforts.
Jonah also pioneered Habitat for Humanity Philippines’ mass marketing initiatives from 2013-2015. She acquired individual and corporate donors through employee engagement, events, and cause-related marketing. At the peak of her career in Habitat, Jonah experienced crossroads in life through an accident. On the way to a CSA meeting, she slipped and hit her back near the train station on a rainy afternoon. After going through physical therapy sessions and reflecting on how short life could be, Jonah decided to pursue freelancing to build her dream of becoming an author and resource speaker.
Jonah experienced fundraising on a personal level, relying on God-given abilities and available resources to meet income goals. Through hard work and continuous learning, her freelancing efforts grew into an online business offering training and writing services which runs until today. In the midst of transitioning as an entrepreneur, she has still assisted nonprofits and social enterprises like Children International, Aklat Foundation, Food for the Hungry Philippines, and Human Nature through events organizing, marketing collateral creation, and consultation. Jonah also created a fundraising plan for Crossover Missions, a church community based in Los Angeles, California, which she considers her spiritual family.
In January 2022, Jonah accepted the call to merge her experience in training, writing, and fundraising as Executive Director of the Christian Stewardship Association. She looks forward to ushering the Philippine Church in adapting to today’s digital age while continuing to root itself in biblical principles.
Jonah enjoys playing the keyboards, painting, and traveling during her free time. She’s the eldest among three siblings and considers her mom as her number one fan.