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Mazarine Treyz

Mazarine Treyz



I get such joy out of helping many different kinds of causes succeed. This is truly my calling, and I cannot wait to connect with you. I’m passionate about teaching people how to change the world.

Mazarine Treyz is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising, and founder of WildWomanFundraising.com, a popular fundraising resource with 50,000 monthly readers. Her second book is The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media, published 2012, given a 5 star rating by Nonprofit.About.com. Her latest book, Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide, was given a 5 star review by Nonprofit.About.com. Ms. Treyz has co-founded a nonprofit and worked in fundraising roles for 10 years. She’s raised millions for small, national and international charities via grants, events, sponsorships, crowdfunding, appeals and more.

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Speaking Engagements and Partnerships include:

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals National (2017)
  • Association of Donor Relations Professionals (2016)
  • Nonprofit Hub (2016)
  • Charity Village (2016-2017)
  • Mid Valley Development Officers (2016)
  • West Side Development Corporation (2016)
  • Kitsap Center for Nonprofit Excellence (2016)
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Chicago (2016-2017)
  • United States Olympic Committee (2015)
  • National Fundraising Convention, Institute of Fundraising, UK (2015)
  • Birds Caribbean, Jamaica (2015, 2017)
  • Network for Good (2015)
  • Greater Giving (2015)
  • Meals on Wheels National (2012-2017)
  • Downs Syndrome Affiliates in Action (2013-2015)
  • Bloomerang (2014-2017)
  • Idaho Nonprofit Center (2014)
  • VolunteerMatch (2013-2014)
  • Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (2014-2016)
  • 4Good (2014-2016)
  • Fundraising Success Magazine Virtual Conference (2013-2014)
  • Washington State SBDC (2014-2015)
  • GuideStar (2013)
  • Blackbaud (2013-2014)
  • Gail Perry’s Fired Up Fundraising Virtual Conference (2014)
  • The Storytelling Nonprofit Virtual Conference (2014-2016)
  • Progressive Business Publications (2013-2016)
  • National SBA Small Business Week (2013)
  • Oregon Small Business Development Center Network state-wide online training seminars (2013-2014)
  • The Scleroderma Foundation National Leadership Conference (2012-2013)
  • IRS/SBA/SSA webinars (2013, 2015)
  • Willamette Valley Development Officers (2013)
  • University of Portland’s Master’s in Nonprofit Management program (2012)
  • Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (2011)
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in Austin (2011)
  • Texas Association for Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) (2010) and more.


Fundraising background: In 2000 Mazarine was an intern for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In 2003 Mazarine wrote her first grants for Indonesian nonprofit Yayasan Emmanuel. In 2005 she co-founded a nonprofit called “The Moon Balloon Project” on the south shore of Boston, MA. Since that time she has raised over $1M for various local, national, and international nonprofits with appeals, emails, grants, sponsorships, and more. She knows the pains of working in a one-person and small development shop and loves to help people trying to do it all.

Ms. Treyz has taught over 15,000 national and international nonprofits how to fundraise since 2009. Have people gotten results from her trainings and workshops? YES! Here are some results.


Mazarine Treyz loves to read, draw, make encaustic art, write, and encourage others in their dreams.


Mazarine Treyz has been featured on national syndicated media, including The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Philanthropy.com’s Fundraising Fundamentals podcast, Fundraising Success Magazine (now NonprofitPro), Tony Martignetti’s Nonprofit Radio show, and the Career Clinic with Maureen Anderson.



Interviewed by the Healthy Nonprofit March 2017
Interviewed by Phil Gerard for Phil’s Careers Blog Feb 2017
Featured in the CauseVox podcast October 2016
Featured interview in the Bali Advertiser July 2016
Interviewed on Marcy Heim’s Major Gifts Success Club August 2015
Interviewed by Audience Hacker August 2014
Interview with the Boomer Business podcast June 2014
Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority May, 2014
Featured interview on Bloomerang blog April 2014
Interview with Today’s Leading Women podcast April 14th, 2014
Interviewed about Year End Fundraising on the Philanthropy for All Blog by Vanessa Chase December 4th, 2013
Interviewed on Entrepreneurship for the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast, November 23rd, 2013
Interviewed by Myra Goldick for the Nothing Is Impossible Radio Show, June, 2013
Interviewed by Carmen Carrozza on Rockstar Radio Network January, 2013.
Interviewed December, 2012 by Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority
Interviewed for Movie Mondays by 501 Videos on September, 2012
Interviewed for the Chronicle for Philanthropy Podcast, Fundraising Fundamentals, by Tony Martignetti, January 19th, 2012

Features, Articles and Mentions


Featured on Bloomerang Blog May 2017
Featured on GuideStar.org April 2017
Featured on the Bloomerang blog April 2017
Featured on Clairification March 2017
Featured on CharityVillage March 2017
Featured on the Bloomerang blog March 2017
The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising featured on The Healthy Nonprofit March 2017
Get the Job Book featured on The Healthy Nonprofit March 2017
Featured on CharityVillage March 2017
Featured on the Storytelling Nonprofit feminism in fundraising roundup March 2017
Featured on CharityVillage March 2017
Featured on CharityVillage March 2017
Featured on CharityVillage February 2017
Featured on CharityVillage January 2017


Featured on the Kitsap Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence October 2016
Featured in Claire Axelrad’s Clarification blog October 2016
Featured in the Fundraising Authority September 2016
Featured in the MarketSmart blog September 2016
Featured in A Direct Solution blog September 2016
Featured in iMarketSmart blog July 2016
Featured in Our Community Newsletter, Australia June 2016
Featured in iMarketSmart blog June 2016
Listed as a resource on AFP Chicago April 2016
Featured in Marc Pitman’s blog March 2016
Featured in Connect VA March 2016
Featured in the AFP Resources March 2016
Interview on how to choose the right fundraising job featured in Charity Village blog March 2016
Featured on Phils Careers blog March 2016
How to get more from your event interview featured in ImpactFlow blog March 2016
Featured in the Storytelling Nonprofit February 2016
How to negotiate a raise at your nonprofit job, Featured in Charity Village blog Feb 2016
How to get a Job in a Larger Nonprofit Featured in Impact Flow blog Feb 2016
Job Search Advice for Fundraisers Featured in Charity Village blog Feb 2016
Featured as best fundraising blog of 2016 by the Fundraising Authority February 2016
Most popular post: How to be a Successful Fundraising Consultant Featured in Impact Flow blog Feb 2016
Featured in Charity Clarity Blog Jan 2016
The Need for Diversity and Inclusion in Nonprofit Leadership-Featured on the Impact Flow blog Jan 2016
Featured in Charity Village webinars Jan 2016
How to become a successful fundraising consultant featured in Charity Village blog Jan 2016
The Secret to taking your nonprofit to the next level with fundraising featured in Impact Flow blog Jan 2016
An interview with Molly Ola Pinney featured in the Charity Village blog Jan 2016
Interview with Linda Lysakowski Featured in Impact Flow blog Jan 2016
Featured as an amazing nonprofit newsletter in the Fundraising Authority Jan 2016

Featured on Nonprofit Pro Magazine December 2015
Listed as one of the fundraising blogs you should be reading in 2016 by Bloomerang December 2015
Featured on Claire Axelrad’s Clairifcation blog December 2015
Featured a second time on NetworkforGood Blog
Featured on NetworkforGood blog November 2015
Guest post on cross sector partnerships at Impact Flow November 2015
Featured on Heart Beets Holistic blog November 2015
Featured on Wayne Elsey’s Not Your Father’s Charity October 2015
Featured on Claire Axelrad’s Clairification blog October 2015
10 reasons to partner with a nonprofit Featured on Impact Flow October 2015
Featured on the GreaterGiving website September 2015
Featured article on Impact Flow blog September 2015
Featured on the Fundraising Detective August 2015
Featured on Phil Gerard’s Careers blog August 2015
Featured as favorite business resource on Marie Grace Berg’s podcast August 2015
Featured on Bloomerang blog with webinar video August 2015
Mentioned on the Fundlio blog August 2015
Featured on Jamaica Observer newspaper July 2015
Featured on Craig Linton’s Fundraising Detective blog July 2015
Featured on BirdsCaribbean website July 2015
Quoted in ConnectVA in the State of the Fundraising Profession presentation June 2015
Featured on Council of Nonprofits tools and resources for professionals June 2015
Featured on 20 Fundraising Blogs that Every Nonprofit Leader Should Read, Fundlio June 2015
Featured on Fundraising Bank blog for Boys and Girls Clubs May 2015
Featured on RE:Charity by Brady Josephson April 2015
How to use the 5 love languages for your volunteers VolunteerMatch blog April, 2015
Featured on Claire Axelrad’s Clairification blog April, 2015
Featured on Claire Axelrad’s Clairification blog March 26, 2015
Featured on Claire Axelrad’s Clairification blog March 18, 2015
Featured on the Association of Fundraising Professionals blog February 2015
Featured guest post on Phil’s Fundraising Careers blog February 2015
Featured on Simone Joyaux’s blog about strategic philanthropy and gender bias February 2015
Featured on the Storytelling Nonprofit blog February 2015
Feature article on Nonprofit Pro/Fundraising Success Magazine on managing volunteers February 2015
10 tips for motivating corporate volunteers on Fundraising Success Magazine February 2015
Featured on Claire Axelrad’s blog Feb 2015
Featured in Claire Axelrad’s Clairity Clickit February 2015
Featured in Bloomerang’s monthly wrap up January 2015

Fundraising Success Magazine article on OMB Guidance November 2014
Featured on Fundraising Success Magazine virtual conference November 2014
Featured on the Fundraising Detective blog November 2014
Featured in Bloomerang’s blog November 2014
Featured on Colludo blog October 2014
Featured on The Storytelling Nonprofit Blog October 2014
Featured in Claire Axelrad’s Clairification blog October 2014
Featured in the Fundraising Detective blog October 2014
Featured article on Fundraising Success Magazine: You’ve got Facebook Likes, Now What? October 2014
Featured on Gail Perry’s blog October 2014
Featured on Ann Green’s nonprofit blog September 2014
Featured on Fundraising Detective blog September 2014
Featured on Smart Annual Giving September 2014
Featured on the GuideStar Trust blog September 2014
Featured on Gail Perry’s blog September 2014
VIDEO: Featured on the Bloomerang Blog, August 2014
Featured interview on the GuideStar Trust blog August 2014
Guest expert on effective infographics for nonprofits on the Software Advice blog July 2014
How to Brand Yourself as a Nonprofit Consultant -Featured in the GuideStar blog July 2014
4 Steps to Finding Donors For Your New Nonprofit Guest Contributor on Nonprofit.About.com June 2014
Article featured on Blackbaud’s NPengage June 2014
Listed as a resource on the Houston Philanthropic Society June 2014
How to write a better letter from the director Featured in Fundraising Success Magazine May 2014
“Having trouble holding onto your fundraising staff? Here’s why” linked on Nonprofit.About.com April 2014
7 tips to succeed with crowdfunding article in Fundraising Success Magazine April 2014

Mazarine Treyz, cover story, june, 2013, fundraising success magazine

Cover Story, June 2013, Fundraising Success Magazine

Article on Government contracting in OCADSV April 2014 Newsletter
Creating a fundraising plan,what works and what doesn’t. Guest Contributor on Nonprofit.About.com April, 2014
Featured on Stanford Social Innovation Review April, 2014
Featured on NPEngage Blackbaud March 2014
Are you using this powerful social media engagement tool? on Wild Apricot Blog March 2014
Getting started with your donor retention calendar, step by step on NPEngage Blackbaud March 2014
How to speak the 5 love languages of your donor, featured in Fundraising Success Magazine March, 2014
Finding Dignity in Work on Connect2Lead March, 2014
6 Questions to ask to get that corporate sponsorship in GuideStar February 2014
What 5 Fundraising Mistakes Are You Making? Featured in Nonprofit Pro Magazine February 2014
My presentation featured in Algonquin College Communications blog January 2014
Presented in the Storytelling Nonprofit Virtual Conference January 2014
Featured in npEngage ebook: Showing the Love with 14 nonprofit experts January 2014
Featured in Fundraising Success Magazine January 2014
Featured on Crowdsourcing.org January 2014



My 6 tips for a good fundraising plan featured in Fundraising Success Magazine December 2013
My 11 tips for your appeal letter featured in Fundraising Success Magazine December 2013
Featured in the Fundraising Detective Nov 2013
Appeal Letters Questions Answered! featured on GuideStar blog Nov 2013
Frequently Asked Appeal Letter Questions on the GuideStarTumblr Nov 2013
How to stop being a firefighter at your nonprofit GuideStar Nov 2013
Mentioned on Blackbaud’s NP Engage blog Oct 2013
Mentioned on The Agitator, The Fundraising Talent Puddle Oct 2013
How to Write a Story for Your Appeal Letter Guest article on GuideStar Oct 2013
Mentioned on Nonprofit.About.com Sept 2013
Featured on Association of Fundraising Professionals blog “Get More Money With Your Year End Appeal” Sept 2013
Featured webinar facilitator on VolunteerMatch.org Sept 2013
5 star review at Nonprofit.About.com of Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide September 2013
Featured Story in Fundraising Success Magazine “Get More Money With Your Year End Appeal: Interview with Paul Bobnak of DMIQTV” September 2013
Featured on The Fundraising Detective blog Reading Roundup September 2013
Featured on Claire Axelrad’s Clairification blog September 2013
Guest Article on Council for Nonprofits blog, “Trust and Respect-How can we help our donors keep the faith?” August 2013
Guest Article on Nonprofit.About.com, How nonprofit professionals can jazz up their LinkedIn profiles, July 2013
Featured on Gail Perry’s blog Does Your Nonprofit Really Support Fundraising? July 2013
Featured on Simone Joyaux’s blog, Is Your Nonprofit Work Meaningful Work? July 2013
Featured in Philanthropy for All, July 2013
Cover story in Fundraising Success Magazine: “So … You’re a Fundraiser!” June 2013
Mentioned in Craig Linton’s Fundraising Reading Roundup, May 2013
Linked on The Giving Partner, a blog by 3 foundations in Florida, April 2013
Mentioned on the AFP blog Social Media for Professional Fundraisers, by Paul Nazareth, Feb, 2013
Guest post on The Fundraising Collective blog about analysing your appeal letters, Feb, 2013
Featured on Fundraising Success Magazine The Fundraising World is Changing February 2013
Mentioned on Joyce Lee Ibarra’s New Year’s Resolutions! January, 2013
The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media reviewed and given a 5 star rating on Nonprofits.About.com, January, 2013
Mentioned on the The National Council of Nonprofits knowledge Matters blog, January, 2013
Mentioned on the United Way Center for Nonprofits E-News, January 2013
Mentioned on Fundraising.co.uk Fundraising Roundup January 2013
Mentioned as an MVP on Paul Nazareth’s blog, January, 2013

Listed on Sofii.org’s useful sites, December 2012
The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media Featured on Beth Kanter’s list of 8 best nonprofit books of 2012! December, 2012
Article on Nonprofits.About.com 10 Tips to Make People Give Through Your E-Newsletter December, 2012
Featured recommended blog on Nonprofits.About.com, December, 2012
Mentioned by Joe Garecht of Fundraising Authority as 5 Nonprofit Fundraising Bloggers You Should Be Reading, December, 2012
Featured on Fundraising Success Magazine “Want to have too many major donors? Read this” November 2012
Quoted by Allison Jones for Idealist.org blog, Do You Ask For What You Need At Work? October 2012
Quoted in Gail Perry’s blog, How to Drive Your Online Donors Away Quickly October, 2012
Quoted for Chronicle of Philanthropy article on “How to Overcome a Fear of Negotiating and Get a Bigger Paycheck” October, 2012
Mentioned on Nonprofit.About.com article about e-newsletters by Joanne Fritz: “Win my click,” September, 2012
Featured article on Sponsorships on Nonprofit.About.com, September, 2012
Featured post on Fundraising Collective UK blog, September, 2012
Featured by Joanne Fritz on Nonprofit.About.com August, 2012
Featured post in Fundraising Success Magazine, August, 2012
Guest post on what to do about overwhelming expectations at your fundraising job, May, 2012
Mentioned on Phil Cubeta’s Gift Hub blog, High Impact Philanthropy Is Insulting April 2012
How to Motivate Your Board Members To Fundraise Article on the Sumac blog, March, 2012


For media before 2012, please see our media page.

About my consulting

Since I first stumbled across your “Wild Woman Fundraising,” I have wanted to be in touch with you. Like so many of my colleagues–I think especially my women colleagues–in fundraising, we’re running at a thousand miles and hour and want someone to come alongside us to tell us we aren’t crazy, we’re making progress on doing the right things, we are making a difference. Thank you for playing that role for me.

I have 33 years of non-profit fundraising experience. I earned my Certified Fund Raising Executive designation in 1991. Thanks for bringing what you do to the rest of us. Your resources, your presence, your personal stories, the successes and opportunities you share are very meaningful to me. Please keep doing what you are doing!

Blessings to you in your important work, –Ruth E. Messick CFRE, Vice President of Gift Planning and Public Relations


“When I stumbled upon Mazarine’s blog at midnight, I was in search of answers; answers that would take my nonprofit to the next level. Being a new executive manager in a new career field, I often wondered if my current approach was the best approach or even an effective approach. I found the Wildwoman Fundraising blog and immediately signed up for the newsletter. I have been a huge supporter ever since.

Mazarine confirmed my initial efforts and instincts, and she was a great encouragement to my capabilities. Through her webinars, very informative blog post, and newsletters, my e-mail marketing open rates have increased to 17% from 9%, my fundraising revenue has increased 50% in 7 months, and we have implemented key development plans that would have never been executed had it not been for her consulting.

I have purchased both the Wildwoman’s Guide to Fundraising and the Wildwoman’s Guide to Social Media and both books are absolutely wonderful resources for any nonprofit management and development staff. I would certainly recommend Mazarine for any of your nonprofit/fundraising needs!” -Kenita Pierce-Lewis, Founder, H.O.P.E. Inc, Georgia.

Mazarine Treyz

About this blog

I wanted to write to let you know of the success I had with my annual appeal letter this year. I was stuck. I toiled over many versions of my letter and nothing felt right. I read your blog about a good appeal letter and the part about appealing to the readers emotions hit me as well as the advised format. Shortly after that it came to me and I wrote the letter in five minutes. I told a story about a parents journey through Catholic education. The story is my story. I also read the story at our annual kickoff event. One donor wrote us a check for more than half our goal that night!! When I talked to her after to thank her she said the story inspired her. It’s her story too. I just wanted to say thank you for all of the good words for the little development offices like mine with part time staff and limited resources!! -Renee Motazedi, Development Director, Joplin Area Catholic Schools


“I want to thank you for sharing your “wild” witty, warm and wonderful insights into all things NFP! I have a company which works on the corporate side of the table-Cause Marketing-and you have so effectively channeled the elephant in the room! I’ve found myself working harder for the NFP in some cases than the paid professionals!

Your blogs are a voice of common sense, humanity and most importantly, LOL humor in a world of “unreal reality”

Had a meeting with two corporate clients this week, one said “I’m in business to satisfy my greed” Another “I don’t want you to promote my company, just me, me me!” Oh My! Thanks for keeping me sane!” -Reader in North Carolina


WildWomanFundraising.com launched in December 2009. This blog has 50,000+ monthly readers, over 270K incoming links, and is consistently rated one of the top fundraising blogs by industry experts, including About.com Money, NonprofitPRO Magazine, and people on Twitter too!