Jarrett R. Ransom

President, CEO

Nonprofit Executive / Keynote Speaker / Emcee / Author / Coach / Entrepreneur / Community Builder & Leader / Philanthropy Thought Leader


Jarrett started The Rayvan Group in 2009 and brings more than 20 years’ experience with international, national and local organizations, including Girls Golf of Phoenix, Habitat for Humanity, St. Mary's Food Bank, Transforming Age, and Cancer Support Center of Arizona. She has successfully managed development and communications functions for more than 10 campaigns with a combined goal totaling $16 million. Jarrett has also served on more than 5 capital campaign teams totaling $86+mil.

From start-ups to multi-million dollar charitable organizations, she has helped create sustainable fundraising strategies. As President and CEO of The Rayvan Group, Jarrett consults with nonprofits to see the future of their organization. Not just their immediate needs, but down the road with strategic planning.

Jarrett is the host of the American Nonprofit Academy’s NPO Talk Show. She brings her dynamic energy and enthusiasm to the weekly show featuring nonprofit thought leaders and topics from around the globe. 


She is passionate about creating community, empowering others to see and exceed their full potential, and crafting compelling stories in support of mission-driven organizations. 

Jarrett holds an MBA in business from the University of Phoenix and Certificate of Grant Writing from The Grantsmanship Center Institute.


Awards include 40 Under 40, AZ Central Who's Next Nominee, Greater Phoenix Athena Nominee, AmAZing Women of Arizona recipient and the Global Women's Summit Leadership Award. 

Karen Barno

Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America

"From the very beginning of our retreat, Jarrett was engaging and kept everyone in the room on track.  Jarrett is very professional as a facilitator, and has a great sense of humor.  She created a two-day agenda that kept everyone focused and committed to achieving our goal.  She did a tremendous job of keeping everyone on point. Jarrett created an atmosphere of camaraderie and instilled a team effort so that each participate supported this plan. She is definitely very passionate about her profession."

Julia Patrick

American Nonprofit Academy

"In the rapidly changing landscape of the nonprofit sector, it is critical that thought leaders help us navigate.  Jarrett Ransom, the Nonprofit Nerd, is just such a person.  This rare talent understands the challenges and opportunities of philanthropy.  With a concise, thoughtful and observant approach to working with nonprofits, Jarrett inspires and encourages all who are able to work with her.  I find her humor, warmth and direct manner the right mix to help nonprofits get things done as they achieve their mission, vision and values."

Skye Mercer




"Jarrett is truly a nonprofit fundraising and leadership expert.I have had the privilege of working with Jarrett for several years now and I have learned so much from her on how to drive meaningful results as a consultant and business leader. Jarrett is an inspiring, energetic leader and a positive, creative force in the nonprofit community. I am confident that any organization that works with Jarrett is getting the absolute best leadership and fundraising expertise out there."


noun: \ˈchānj mā-kər \

One who desires change in the world and, by gathering knowledge and resources, makes that change happen. 


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