JoAnn Yoshimoto

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

JoAnn Yoshimoto began her nonprofit career in 1977 and has served continuously as staff, board member, donor and/or consultant ever since.  As a senior consultant with 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 Alford Group – particularly enjoys providing customized services to meet an organization’s unique circumstances.

Before joining Alford Group, JoAnn worked as a 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 and international bicycle transportation effort, as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Washington Chapter.

Fun Fact: In 1979-81 JoAnn served as manager of the first non-smoking restaurant in America.

Select Clients:

  • Agros International
  • Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County
  • YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Evergreen Treatment Services
  • Seattle Central Community College
  • Hamlin Robinson School
  • Andrews University
  • Panorama
  • Willamette View
  • Kin On Community Health Care
  • Seattle Public Library Foundation
  • Tacoma Art Museum

Education & Certifications:

  • CFRE, 2000-2021
  • B.A. Anthropology, Beloit College