Austin has managed fundraising and development efforts for non-profit organizations, large and small, as well as political campaigns in the state of Arizona. All of this through his company, Jack Development Strategies, LLC where he serves as the President & CEO.
His list of clients include V.A.S.T, the Valley Against Sex Trafficking coalition headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. Global Ties Arizona, which brings delegations from around the world to Arizona to observe political processes, economic infrastructures and inner workings of municipalities as it relates to communities and revitalization. Austin also served as the project leader/manager for the Scottsdale Gateway Alliance’s initiative to revitalize the area known as ‘South Scottsdale’ as he sought investment from local business leaders and community members to work to develop the southern region of the city to better serve the community. A project which has gained international attention, he traveled to Montenegro in Eastern Europe to work with local government agencies on developing a new brand to spark revitalization efforts throughout the region. As a result of this project, he has joined the Executive Board of the Lucha Institute of Montenegro. A group advocating for pro-liberty policies and freedom throughout the Balkans.
Jack Development Strategies has also worked with winning municipal campaigns, statewide candidates for the Arizona Treasurer’s Office as well as legislative candidates to the Arizona State Legislature.
He is the Founder of the non-profit organization named Mindful U which aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health at the post-secondary level. The group recognizes symptoms of poor mental health and mental illness through various sponsored trainings including but not limited to: mental health first aid, safeTALK, ASIST and other suicide prevention trainings sponsored by Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care and Empowerment Systems, LLC.
Austin also serves as the Chief Development Officer for the Goldwater Institute where he is responsible for the Institute’s national fundraising campaign and directs operations for the development team to successfully meet budget and creative campaign goals.
In all of this, he maintains a board of young professionals in Phoenix, Arizona who manage a group named America’s Future Foundation – Phoenix. AFF-Phoenix educates, cultivates, and empowers young Arizonans to promote freedom and discuss serious issues threatening our state and national constitutions. This group has a following of 200+ and meets every month to discuss key issues amongst themselves.
Jack Development Strategies is also the co-owner to AZAV, an audio visual company created to execute small and large events for charities, businesses, and private events.