Welcome to Policy Impact & Equity LLC Consulting
The pathway to long-term growth, increased capacity, sustainability
Policy Impact & Equity LLC was created and founded by Dr. Teresa M. Johnson to offer consulting services to the non-profit industry as well as faith leaders. These relevant services are engineered to position your organization on a pathway to long-term growth, increased capacity, sustainability and ensure those in need continue to receive critical services from your organization.
The Founder, Grant Consultant & Writer
Dr. Teresa Johnson is a Master Grant Writer and Organizational Development Trainer. She has over 25 years’ experience writing grants and has worked in the non-profit industry for over 25 years having recently served as the Executive Director for a local non-profit where she was charged with community revitalization activities, creating partnerships with residents, non-profits, law enforcement, governmental agencies and overall operations of the organization from fundraising to community engagement, program planning, marketing and talent recruitment.
Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Organizational Development Manager for a local transit agency where she is responsible for the professional development of employees and their upward mobility. Organizational development training encompasses a wide range of activities, and it often involves interventions at various levels within the organization. Some common elements of OD training include topics such as team building, leadership development, fundraising, and change management.
Dr. Johnson currently serves as Treasurer on the Northwest Community Health Alliance Board of Directors, which is a collaboration with Florida Atlantic University and Tabernacle Learning Center to provide health care access for the uninsured and under-insured populations of the Northwest community.
Dr. Johnson earned her Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Walden University in 2020 after successfully defending her dissertation titled: The Black Church: Using Social Capital to Reach the Unchurched and Community. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University having earned her Master’s in Organization Leadership and her Bachelors of Business Administration in Management graduating Cum Laude from Northwood University. Dr. Johnson is the author of Strategies to Grow Non-Profits | Overcome Challenges and Reach Your Full Potential -- a must read for those who manage people and lead organizations.
Teaches nonprofit leaders and others how to create a reusable grant template that answers the core questions of most applications and more...
Provide a critical but objective review of grant applications; performed based on fundmakers’ criteria and suggested revisions made.
Provide a 1-hour leadership coaching session towards creating a framework/strategic plan for organizational sustainability, board development, capacity building and fund development.
The grant writing support provided by Dr. Teresa Johnson has been invaluable to my organization, True Fast Outreach Ministries. The grant awards will significantly assist returning citizens in need of critical support services including stable housing. Our mission is to offer access to basic needs by centering on providing a safe place where hope is alive. Dr. Teresa Johnson’s work in the non-profit industry uniquely positions her to understand the challenges of non-profit organizations. Because of Dr. Johnson’s skillful writing and research abilities, my organization has experienced a significant increase in revenue.
I have been a part of Dr. Johnson grant training class, and I can say this has truly been an experience. She is such an amazing teacher, very patient, she is aways willing to assist whenever needed. I would recommend her class to anyone who wishes to take a grant writing class. Her devotion, dedication, and know ledge is beyond compare. I have always wanted to be a part of a grant writing class, so this is beyond what I expected.
As an attendee of the 4-week sessions, I was enlightened and empowered by the learning experience. The clarity with which Dr. Johnson presented complex concepts made it easier for me to comprehend the nuances of effective grant writing. The practical insights and real-life examples you shared were invaluable. As a result of the Masterclass, I now feel more confident and prepared to undertake the grant writing process. Your guidance has equipped me with the tools and strategies needed to create compelling proposals that effectively communicate the impact of our projects and align with the vision of potential funding organizations.
I must say thank you so much for giving Rose Trolley the opportunity to take this class given by Dr. Theresa Johnson. We have learned so much that we are ready to take these grants and let the world know who Rose Trolley is. Dr. Johnson gave us the push and the knowledge for Rose Trolley to have an impact on communities that have transportation insecurities in Palm Beach County. We will carry the information that Dr. Teresa Johnson has given us for a very long time.