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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So, you got the job interview. Here’s how to impress your potential future boss column

Feb. 4, 2019 9:17 am

So, you got the job interview. Here’s how to impress your potential future boss

Your cover letter rocked and you're on the next step toward employment bliss. Follow these tips from recent nonprofit hiring manager Valerie Johnson to finish strong.
Please (please, please) don’t do this when applying for nonprofit jobs column

Jan. 28, 2019 9:32 am

Please (please, please) don’t do this when applying for nonprofit jobs

Or any jobs, really: Development pro and recent hiring manager Valerie Johnson dishes on her work applicant pet peeves.
Can we stop with the voting contests deciding where nonprofit funding should go? column

Jan. 2, 2019 7:30 am

Can we stop with the voting contests deciding where nonprofit funding should go?

Who is best served by the $5,000 or $10,000 up for grabs? Probably the org offering it, writes columnist and development pro Valerie Johnson.
PSA: Good fundraisers don’t always make good managers column

Nov. 27, 2018 10:30 am

PSA: Good fundraisers don’t always make good managers

Ever heard of the Peter principle? Columnist Valerie Johnson offers some hiring tips for nonprofit development teams.
Those holiday how-to articles on where to donate your money? Tread carefully column

Nov. 5, 2018 11:25 am

Those holiday how-to articles on where to donate your money? Tread carefully

Philanthropic giving guides drive columnist and fundraiser Valerie Johnson crazy. Here's why, and her advice on avoiding bad advice.
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.

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