Yolanda Johnson

Yolanda F. Johnson

YFJ Consulting, LLC


Yolanda F. Johnson has had nearly two decades as a successful fundraising professional and nonprofit development executive. She is currently president of YFJ Consulting, LLC, a fundraising consultancy focused on major gifts, campaigns, individual giving, board development, and special events. To-date, she has successfully raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations, having launched several 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 New York City fundraising landscape, she is the first African-American president-elect in the 40-year history of Women in Development, NY (WiD), one of the NY Metro Area's premier professional fundraising organizations. In 2018, she helped design and launch WiD's first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, a two-year endeavor examining the lack of diversity in the field of NYC development and establishing and implementing concrete steps toward achieving diversity through WiD's robust programming platform.