Brenda Johnson is a nonprofit development professional with a passion for connecting donors at every level to the causes they are passionate about. Her areas of expertise include capital campaigns, data-driven fundraising strategies and donor database systems. Brenda held senior development positions at several national organizations addressing human rights, civil liberties and women and girls’ empowerment. In her most recent role as Director of Philanthropy for the ACLU of Georgia, Brenda worked closely with national leadership to reinvigorate the affiliate by cultivating the support of lapsed donors statewide after a period of inactivity and executive transition.
Throughout her nonprofit career, Brenda saw nonprofits struggle to achieve the resource development capacity necessary to sustain and grow – and the resulting pressure experienced by fundraising staff. After working in the nonprofit sector for 9 years, Brenda began offering consulting services and trainings to help organizations improve their development efficiency using existing resources.
Brenda received a BS in Engineering from Purdue University, where she minored in Sociology and Political Science. She has served as Director of Philanthropy for Rainbow Village, Manager for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Director of Development for the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.