Yolanda F. Johnson is a sought-after philanthropy, fundraising and DEI expert. A trailblazing figure on the national landscape, she has developed strategies to raise more than $1billion for nonprofits and she provides coaching and advising services for philanthropists and grantmakers. With her faith as her guide, she is a champion of equity for women in the sectors of fundraising, philanthropy and DEI. In addition to leading YFJ Consulting, LLC, Yolanda is the Founder of WOC, Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy® and of Allies in Action Membership Network. Yolanda has crafted a life, including an outstanding career as a performing artist, composer, opera producer, music educator, and she has used her background as a performer to bring new life to fundraising and philanthropy. Through her own YFJ Philanthropies, she supports racial and gender equity, those with disabilities and the arts. She released an album, Feel the Spirit and is a sought-after soprano across the United States. Yolanda is a Special Advisor to the American Composers Orchestra, a member of the boards of The Hudson River Museum and Lehman College Art Gallery and of PowHer NY and she has developed a special workshop, All the World's A Stage, using performance practice for philanthropy and for making important asks in our lives and work. She presents All the World's A Stage to audience and leadership groups across the United States.
Yolanda F. Johnson
Philanthropy, Fundraising and DEI expert