Valerie Johnson, Author at Generocity Philly

Valerie Johnson

Valerie Johnson

Valerie Johnson, MBA, CFRE, joined Pathways to Housing PA as director of institutional advancement in 2018. Prior to that, Valerie also worked as a fundraiser for Council for Relationships, Valley Youth House and the American Association for Cancer Research. A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 2012, Valerie now serves on its board of directors and co-chairs the program committee. Valerie studied marketing at Drexel University and is finally starting to come to terms with the fact that she's going to have to stop calling herself a young professional soon.

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Why the fundraising profession is custom-built for mentorship column

Oct. 10, 2018 9:45 am

Why the fundraising profession is custom-built for mentorship

Columnist Valerie Johnson on how beneficial relationships with more senior professionals can be for young nonprofit staffers — and vice versa.
The saga of Johnny Bobbitt holds a lesson for nonprofit fundraisers: Tell better stories column

Aug. 30, 2018 10:06 am

The saga of Johnny Bobbitt holds a lesson for nonprofit fundraisers: Tell better stories

Development pros must channel the same inspiration that prompted 14,000 people to donate a collective $400,000 to one man experiencing homelessness when sharing their organizations' missions, writes columnist Valerie Johnson.
You don’t need Lenfest wealth to make a difference column

Aug. 16, 2018 12:45 pm

You don’t need Lenfest wealth to make a difference

Fundraisers: Stop spending time strategizing about how you might be able to get to those bigwigs who have already committed the bulk of their giving to other nonprofits, and start paying attention to the next generation of philanthropists.
3 ways fundraisers can stay in touch with donors year-round column

Jul. 9, 2018 7:00 am

3 ways fundraisers can stay in touch with donors year-round

Summer may feel like the slow season, but development pros should never take a vacation from relationship building, writes columnist Valerie Johnson.
There will never be a ‘slow time’ for nonprofit pros. Here’s how to deal column

Jun. 12, 2018 12:45 pm

There will never be a ‘slow time’ for nonprofit pros. Here’s how to deal

"I will never be allowed the time to get to the fun things on my to-do list. That realization was the beginning of a new era for me." Columnist Valerie Johnson shares her productivity hacks.
Why nonprofits need to switch to person-first language immediately column

May 21, 2018 9:49 am

Why nonprofits need to switch to person-first language immediately

Direct-service orgs are perfectly equipped to drive large-scale adoption of more humanizing word use, argues columnist Valerie Johnson.
3 things your fundraising team wants to tell you but can’t column

Apr. 9, 2018 12:35 pm

3 things your fundraising team wants to tell you but can’t

Non-fundraisers, please note: There is no silver bullet to raising money.
Here’s how 10 development pros get their nonprofit boards involved in fundraising column

Mar. 8, 2018 7:20 am

Here’s how 10 development pros get their nonprofit boards involved in fundraising

Fundraiser Valerie Johnson asks for advice on encouraging board members to help out.
Here’s one way to fix fundraising leadership’s gender imbalance column

Feb. 20, 2018 9:56 am

Here’s one way to fix fundraising leadership’s gender imbalance

Development pro Valerie Johnson on the moment that inspired her to "pay attention to all voices in the room."

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