47 min

#189 - Women of Color Fundraisers - Yolanda F. Johnson Nonprofit Lowdown

    • Non-Profit

Yolanda’s journey in philanthropy had very interesting inception. It all started when she was in college. She was part of one of the first programs at school that dived deeper into fundraising and philanthropy.

In her whole life, she has been seeing generosity and creation, and whole communities come together to raise young people and send them on their way. Yolanda, certainly, was the beneficiary of that sort of community.

So seeing that, she has always been philanthropic, looking back over it standing on the shoulders of giants. Yolanda was still hearing the voices of women of color in the sector who wanted to meet space for the unique experience of being them. So she decided to create that and never looked back.

Moreover, Yolanda said that when you're building your team, make sure that you have an environment that is attractive to a woman of color. Don't make assumptions about it. When she's looking at the opportunity, is it something that's really going to be attractive, where she's going to flourish, where she's going to thrive.

Anything more about it, please join me in today’s episode as we talk about women of color in fundraising with our guest Yolanda F. Johnson. She is the founder of Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy, along with being the first African-American president of the Women in Development.

Let’s hear it from her as she shares how she gets started on her own journey and dives deeper into fundraising and philanthropy. Let’s find out how she makes use of being a person of color to achieve her goals and be successful in life.



To get to know more about Yolanda, you can follow her on:

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/yolanda-f-johnson-5778097/

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Committee on Civil and Human Rights

https://council.nyc.gov/committees/civil-and-human-rights/

Radiant Leadership Institute

https://www.woc-fp.com/radiant-comittee


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Yolanda’s journey in philanthropy had very interesting inception. It all started when she was in college. She was part of one of the first programs at school that dived deeper into fundraising and philanthropy.

In her whole life, she has been seeing generosity and creation, and whole communities come together to raise young people and send them on their way. Yolanda, certainly, was the beneficiary of that sort of community.

So seeing that, she has always been philanthropic, looking back over it standing on the shoulders of giants. Yolanda was still hearing the voices of women of color in the sector who wanted to meet space for the unique experience of being them. So she decided to create that and never looked back.

Moreover, Yolanda said that when you're building your team, make sure that you have an environment that is attractive to a woman of color. Don't make assumptions about it. When she's looking at the opportunity, is it something that's really going to be attractive, where she's going to flourish, where she's going to thrive.

Anything more about it, please join me in today’s episode as we talk about women of color in fundraising with our guest Yolanda F. Johnson. She is the founder of Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy, along with being the first African-American president of the Women in Development.

Let’s hear it from her as she shares how she gets started on her own journey and dives deeper into fundraising and philanthropy. Let’s find out how she makes use of being a person of color to achieve her goals and be successful in life.



To get to know more about Yolanda, you can follow her on:

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/yolanda-f-johnson-5778097/

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Committee on Civil and Human Rights

https://council.nyc.gov/committees/civil-and-human-rights/

Radiant Leadership Institute

https://www.woc-fp.com/radiant-comittee


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nonprofitlowdown/support

47 min