Meet the Instructor

B. Michelle Johnson

Director, Ultimate Rainbow Consulting

B. Michelle Johnson is the director of Ultimate Rainbow Consulting, a consultancy specializing in fundraising planning, management and leadership. Before this new venture, she spent 20+ years as a fundraiser advocating for women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, working for the environment and healthcare at organizations such as Cascade Bicycle Club, Legal Voice, Planned Parenthood and the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland.

She served for five years on the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Advancement Northwest Board, where she held various roles, including twice co-chairing the annual conference. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive and taught in the UW Nonprofit Management Certificate program for eight years.

Her volunteer experiences include serving in the Peace Corps, chairing the Community Advisory Board for HIV/AIDS Trial Unit at Fred Hutch, captaining teams with the Jet City Rollergirls and working with the boards of directors for The QLaw Foundation and OutRight International.

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