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Nikkia Johnson

Nikkia is a nonprofit development and operations professional who joined Legal Aid Justice Center in October 2020. For the past decade, her career has been centered on nonprofit management and development, relationship building, and empowering marginalized communities. Born and raised in NYC, Nikkia’s upbringing and experience in direct service and advocacy informs her commitment to advancing philanthropy rooted in equity and social justice. Prior to joining LAJC, she was at Voices for Virginia’s Children where she moved through the ranks, ultimately learning the fundraising ropes as the Development Manager.

Nikkia is passionate about mentoring the next generation of leaders and is involved in many community organizations and mentorship groups. She currently serves on Board for Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives (VAFRE) and chairs the programs committee. Her biggest hobbies are dancing and traveling. Nikkia graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in sociology and completed the AFP Central VA Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship in 2021.

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