Jim Weaver, the principal consultant of JW NonProfit Advisors, has spent over 35 years in the nonprofit world. His early nonprofit years found him in youth organizations, both leading activities for young people, as well as carrying out a wide range of administrative responsibilities including strategic planning, interacting with boards of directors, volunteer development and fundraising.

In his concluding seven years with youth organizations, Jim served as the Regional Field Director (RFD) for the Southwest States Region of Youth for Christ-Campus Life/USA. In this capacity he served in a consulting role for staff and boards of 25 chapters in an 8-state area, in addition to chairing a 25-member regional board.

Jim then transitioned into a charitable aviation organization known as Angel Flight West (AFW). Based in Santa Monica, California, Angel Flight in the west was a one-state organization when Jim took the reins as Executive Director/CEO, a position that he held for over 15 years. Within a few short years Jim initiated, organized and managed the growth of Angel Flight West from an organization that served only California, to one that today serves a 13-state region. In the process, Jim and the AFW board and staff grew the annual revenue from $70,000 to $1.3 million, expanded the volunteer pilot roster from 300 to 1,800, and enabled the number of charity flights/missions to grow from 200 per year to over 4,000 flown annually.

In addition, Jim implemented the growth of the Board of Directors from 7 to 21 and the staff from one to ten. He inaugurated and chaired a successful Angel Flight Charity Golf Tournament that has raised in excess of $160,000 annually.

As Executive Director of AFW, Jim Weaver coordinated the activities of over 1,000 volunteers in AFW’s 13-state region. This network of volunteers provided grass-roots leadership that included volunteer pilot recruitment, fundraising, public relations, newsletter production and flying mercy missions

Jim also administered a broad range of executive functions in the Angel Flight West organization, including budget fulfillment, fiscal controls, tax and legal matters and staff supervision.

Jim was also one of the key facilitators in the merger of Angel Flight America (now Air Charity Network) and AirLifeLine, a 20-year old national charitable aviation organization, making AFA the country’s largest Charitable Aviation organization at the time.

In addition to his consulting work with JW NonProfit Advisors, Jim has served on a number of non-profit boards, including Air Care Alliance, a national association of charitable aviation organizations of which he is Vice-President; California State Rural Health Association, a rural health advocacy organization for the state of California; and the Vestry (Board) of Christ Church Parish of Ontario, an Anglican Church in which he and his wife Pati are active.

Jim is also a 20-year member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), currently participating in both the Inland Empire and Desert Communities Chapters in Southern California, after having been in the Los Angeles Chapter for 13 years, including a 3-year term on their Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of the Desert Communities AFP Chapter. His role on the Desert AFP Board is to oversee the chapter’s Strategic Planning process.

He is also a 30-year member of Kiwanis International, including 15 years in the Upland Foothill Kiwanis Club in which he is currently a member.

Jim has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including: Public Benefit Flying Executive of the Year, awarded by Air Care Alliance; Kiwanis President of the Year, awarded by Division 15 of California/Nevada/Hawaii District of Kiwanis; Service and Nurturing Force Award, awarded by Angel Flight America; Crystal Vision Community Hero Award, awarded by Boeing Corporation of Southern California; and the Visionary Award, awarded by Angel Flight America.

Jim currently provides consulting services for a wide range of non-profit organizations, including arts and cultural organizations, a hospital foundation, churches, a drug and alcohol addiction recovery facility, a fair housing mediation board, organizations that serve seniors, and various social service organizations.

Jim and Pati, his wife of 50 years, have resided in Upland, California, for 31 years. They have two children, Brent and Brenda, and two granddaughters, Ady (11) and Maisy (8), all of whom live in Southern California.