President, YFJ Consulting, LLC
Yolanda has successfully led and implemented fundraising strategies for several nonprofit organizations, having launched new fundraising and marketing initiatives; created special streams of earned income and special events, including creative strategies for partnerships and sponsorships; secured foundation, corporation and government funding and cultivated a diverse major gifts portfolio.
A trailblazing figure on the NYC fundraising landscape, Yolanda is the founder and president of YFJ Consulting, LLC and the first African-American president in the 40-year history of Women in Development, NY, one of the NY Metro Area’s premier professional fundraising organizations. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lehman College Art Gallery, the International Advisory Board of the Foundation for Post Conflict Development and was a past board member of the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site.
Yolanda's extensive background as a successful performing artist and public speaker has given her a unique, creative perspective on the communications and presentation aspects of organizational and fundraising development. To this end, Yolanda has also created a very special workshop, All the World’s A Stage, which uses performance practice for fundraising and philanthropic success.