Donita Volkwijn joined Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in May 2012 and leads Knowledge Management transformation efforts, with the aim of leveraging knowledge management tools and methodologies to ensure that access and information (and, as a result, power) are distributed fairly and equitably across organizations to drive engagement and performance. Through her previous roles at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Donita has engaged with a range of individual donors and family foundations and is now working with her team to catalog and disseminate organizational knowledge with the goal of enhancing Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors' profile as a thought leader.
Based in New York, she helps internal and external clients develop and implement effective strategies to achieve their philanthropic goals. A board member at the Loveland Foundation, Donita is currently designing a strategy that explores the relationship between Knowledge Management (KM) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). She attended Oberlin College for her undergraduate studies and The Cleveland Institute of Music for her graduate work.