I’m Mazarine Treyz, the Wild Woman of Fundraising & Social Media. Why am I the wild woman? Because sometimes, in your life, you need to be able to speak your truth. Wild Truth-telling! I’m talking about letting your truth come out, your constructive information that can help the world. The path here was twisty. I’ve worked as an editor at the Economist in NYC, a grantwriter in Jakarta, Indonesia, cofounded a nonprofit in Massachusetts, and as a development director for an orchestra in Texas. But that was then. This is now.
These days, I help government agencies train their staff in social media, and I help nonprofits train their staff, board and volunteers to have fun with fundraising, with whoa-nelly webinars, workshop sorcery, and copywriting for nonprofit marketing and fundraising.
My clients span industries—from national nonprofits to government, from digital marketing to poets. I’ve shared my brainwaves with the Oregon Small Business Development Centers, University of Portland, City of Portland, The City of Austin, Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce in Portland, Meals on Wheels, The Schleroderma Foundation, and hundreds of nonprofits around the USA & Canada.
Some of my favorite crew: Pamela Grow grantwriting consultant, Joe Waters Cause marketing guru, John Haydon, who knows everything about Facebook for nonprofits, Amy Sample Ward, who is all about #NPTECH, Andrea Kihlstedt, major gifts and capital campaign wizard, Gail Perry originator of Fired Up fundraising board training, Betsy Baker, who loves to teach people how to become grantwriting consultants, Jessica Journey, Development Director at The Oaks & nonprofit blogger, Christina Attard, Development Director for the Catholic Archdiocese of Regina, and planned giving master, and more! I’ve got bottomless love for my smart and funny friends. And they love me back.
My first book: The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising will blow your mind. I took all the fundraising tips I gathered over the years and tucked it into one handy-dandy book. Everything from how to get your board members to fundraise to how to create a 1 page fundraising plan. It’s all in here. If you read this book, you’ll stack the odds in your favor by making social currency deposits instead of constant withdrawals. My goal with this book is to help you make fundraising more fun for yourself and for everyone involved with your cause.
In October 2012 I finished my second book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. It was rated 5 stars by Nonprofits.About.Com, and it’s really good for small business too. Lots of worksheets. Lots of checklists. A step by step guide for you to succeed in building attention online. I share with you my secrets for getting 30,000 monthly uniques, over 3,000 people on my mailing list, and more, starting from nothing, with no connections. If you want to build a reputation, get more attention for your cause or yourself, you need to read this book.
In April 2013 I finished my third book, Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide. It’s got sample cover letters and resumes for fundraising jobs, but more than that, it has how to negotiate your salary and how to interview strong. But even more than that, it talks about what happens AFTER you get the job. How to empower yourself at work. How to learn what oppression looks like, how to resolve workplace conflicts, and uncovering some of your motivations in fundraising and the nonprofit world. It’s the book I wish I had when I started fundraising.
Why am I doing this? What’s my purpose? My goal is simple: deliver fun, inspiring fundraising & social media education that will put you in the driver’s seat of your life. If you want to be the first to hear about the latest and greatest tips, tools and resources for fundraising and social media, be sure to sign up for my newsletter.
I’d love to meet you! The best places to connect with me online are on Twitter, LinkedIn, or in the comments section of my blog posts. Be sure to check my Events to find out what I’m teaching right now! And if you’re in the Portland Oregon area, check out my new meet-up!
You can also: email me at info at wildwomanfundraising dot com or call 512-763-5161.
Here is a list of all of my projects. Now your life is complete.
Mazarine Treyz has been featured on the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Fundraising Success Magazine, and national syndicated radio shows, including Philanthropy.com, Tony Martignetti’s Nonprofit Radio show, and the Career Clinic with Maureen Anderson.
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
Interviewed by Don Akchin on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Zone, November 2nd, 2011
Interviewed on the Parasol Power Chat, September 27th, 2011
Interviewed by Tony Martignetti on the Nonprofit radio show, August 5th, 2011
Interviewed by Carmen Carrozza on AM radio 1490 Forward Motion on June 5th, 2011
Interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio show, The Career Clinic, talking about how to get nonprofit jobs, the nonprofit field, and fundraising, in May, 2011
Interviewed on 880 AM Miami on Michael Chatman’s Philanthropy Radio Show in December, 2010 about The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising
Interviewed by Meghan Schiebe of Travel Volunteer Search on the radio about why people give to your nonprofit in June, 2010.
Features, Articles and Mentions
My new book! Featured on Beth Kanter’s list of 8 best nonprofit books of 2012! December, 2012
Guest post 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
Quoted for Chronicle of Philanthropy article on “How to Overcome a Fear of Negotiating and Get a Bigger Paycheck” October, 2012
Mentioned on Grantastic blog by Esther James, September 2012
Mentioned on Nonprofit.About.com article about e-newsletters by Joanne Fritz: “Win my click,” September, 2012
Featured guest post 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
Featured Guest Speaker on Desiree Adaway’s “How to Start a Nonprofit,” course February 2012
Interview with Jules Brown mentioned on the Fundraising Detective blog, December 2011
Anatomy of a successful appeal letter mentioned on The Fundraising Detective
Featured on Sparked.com microvolunteering blog December 14th, 2011
Guest Post on Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog: How to Recruit Virtual Volunteers with Sparked! Dec, 2011
Mentioned on the Western Wellness Foundation Americorps Fellow Blog, Dec, 2011
Thank You Note post Mentioned on LV Point of View Blog November 2011
Featured in Top 50 Nonprofit Management Blogs November 2011
Featured post on Fundraising Success Magazine November 23rd, 2011
Mentioned on the Dear Joan Blog by Jules Brown
Wild Woman Fundraising Stop Workplace Bullying App featured on the Fight Rankism Blog
Guest post on Joe Waters’ Selfish Giving Blog September 2011
John Haydon mentioned Fundraising Rockstars on Inbound Zombie, September 2011
Desiree Adaway wrote about Fundraising Rockstars, our project together, September 2011.
Sandy Rees wrote about Fundraising Rockstars, our project together, September 2011.
Jessica Journey wrote about Fundraising Rockstars too!
“Nonprofit interns: A sanity-saving hiring process”-Amy Sept, The Nimbyist Blog, August, 2011
Mentioned on Phil Cubeta’s Gift Hub blog, July, 2011
Mentioned on About.com’s Nonprofit blog by Joanne Fritz July 2011
Article on Super Jobs featured on The Wild Apricot Association Management Blog in July, 2011
Amy Sample Ward featured The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising book on February, 2011.
I never told anyone…an article about humble beginnings in fundraising for the Empowered.org blog
Why Online Fundraising is like Ice Cream on CauseVox
Beth Kanter’s List of Top 10 Books of 2010
Guest post on Pamela Grow’s Blog “A Fundraising Revolution!”
Nonprofit blogger Jessica Journey, responding to my question,”Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
Anti-bullying presentation was posted by RJ Leaman on the Wild Apricot Blog
iGrad article on how to get a nonprofit job for new graduates.
Article on Managing Volunteers at the Vivanista blog
Article about “The Power of Free” on the Sharpskirts blog
Article on how to overcome workaholism over on the Fundraising Ideas blog!
Wayne Elsey, CEO of Soles4Souls praised Wild Woman Fundraising on his blog
Pamela Grow called Wild Woman Fundraising one of the top blogs that she reads
Mazarine Treyz’s articles have been featured on TechSoup’s NetSquared blog numerous times
Blog Carnivals and Resource lists
Mentioned on Pamela Grow’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival about thank you letters, November, 2012
Mentioned on Kivi Leroux Miller’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog Carnival about e-newsletters, September, 2012
Linked on the Cause & Event blog under “Smart Fundraising”, May, 2012
Listed in Giving Thanks Blog Carnival by Pamela Grow November 30, 2011
Beth Kanter’s Wiki linked my article on 3 tips for digital detox
Brazen Careerist Featured Freelance Post How to Freelance your Fundraising Career.
I was listed in the Leadership Development Carnival by Dan McCarthy
Also in the HR Bartender’s Leadership Development Carnival
Listed by Jason Dick in “A Small Change’s” Nonprofit Blog Carnival
Listed in FundFusion’s 2010 resource list