Valerie Johnson, Author at Generocity Philly

Valerie Johnson

Valerie Johnson

Valerie Johnson, MBA, is the director of advancement at Council for Relationships and co-chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Program Committee. Valerie studied marketing at Drexel University, has been fundraising since 2009 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 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."
Longer grant periods and less jargon: Funders and nonprofits are working toward a middle ground column

Oct. 2, 2017 11:18 am

Longer grant periods and less jargon: Funders and nonprofits are working toward a middle ground

Panelists at The Nonprofit Center at La Salle's Meet the Funders event said they're listening to their grantees — and making changes to their processes as a result.
Don’t base your giving decisions on nonprofit overhead. Take it from a fundraiser column

Sep. 7, 2017 12:57 pm

Don’t base your giving decisions on nonprofit overhead. Take it from a fundraiser

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the push to donate to worthy nonprofits, development pro Valerie Johnson makes the case for changing how we think about organizational health.

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