JoAnn Yoshimoto, CFRE

Senior Consultant, Associate

“A man there was, though some did count him mad,
The more he cast away, the more he had.”
--John Bunyan

JoAnn began her not-for-profit career in 1977 and has served continuously as staff, board member and/or donor ever since. As a senior consultant with The Alford Group, JoAnn works with diverse client projects ranging from capital campaign design and counsel to fundraising plan development to interim staffing. JoAnn – like all members of The Alford Group – particularly enjoys providing customized services to meet an organization’s unique circumstances.

JoAnn joined The Alford Group in 2006 after a sabbatical of 18 months spent visiting seven continents. Her experiences trekking in the Andes and Himalayas, exploring the Southern Ocean of Antarctica, South Pacific Ocean of Australia and Greenland Sea give her an extraordinarily broad world view that she harkens when helping our clients connect with their communities.

Her tenure with The Alford Group has provided a decidedly different type of passport, though it has offered endless adventure and exploration nonetheless. Instead of serving one organization focused on one cause, she chooses to travel the entire world of not-for-profits as a consultant. She works diligently to gain a deep understanding of each organization’s impact on an individual and its community, and she interacts with the staff and volunteer leaders who make possible the vital work that transforms our world.

Before joining The Alford Group, JoAnn worked as major gifts and planned giving officer, foundation executive director and capital campaign director. As a board member she has served a community land trust; regional museum of culture, art and history; resource for technical assistance to emerging nonprofits, and international bicycle transportation effort, as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter.

Joined The Alford Group:   2006

Select Clients:

  • Overlake Hospital Foundation
  • Seton Medical Center Foundation
  • Agros International
  • Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County
  • YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • RiteCare of Washington
  • Nikkei Concerns
  • Clover Park Technical College
  • Seattle Central Community College
  • Hamlin Robinson School
  • Andrews University
  • Panorama
  • Willamette View
  • Kin On Community Health Care
  • Seattle Public Library Foundation
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • Tacoma Community House

Education & Certifications:

  • B.A. Anthropology, Beloit College
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