mazarine treyz

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. That’s what wild means, to me. Anyone can buy a nosering or dye their hair pink or jump out of an airplane. What is really scary to many people is simply speaking your truth, from the heart.

Want to get wild with me?

The path here was anything but conventional. I’ve worked as an editor at the Economist in New York City, a grantwriter in Indonesia, co-founded a nonprofit in Massachusetts, and in a variety of fundraising roles, including development associate, development officer, and  development director. But that was then. This is now.

These days, with Wild Woman Fundraising, I help nonprofits train their staff, board and volunteers to have fun with fundraising, with fun coaching, wicked webinars, fabulous e-courses, wonderful workshops and more.

With Wild Social Media, I help government agencies like the Small Business Development Centers, the City of Austin, Texas and Small Business Association train small businesses to market themselves better.

More about me: I love having fun and being creative! I work on expressing myself through felting, encaustic art and poetry.

For the last five years, I’ve been giving Destiny Card readings. I’ve been certified to perform transformational card readings by the order of the magi. And I’m a founding member of the international association of cardology. I’m also starting to give Human Design readings. So much of our lives are filled with frustration and confusion. I’ve found that these readings help people accept themselves and others as they are.

My clients span industries—from national nonprofits to government, from naturopaths to poets. I’ve shared my expertise with resume-logos

  • The Association of Fundraising Professionals National Conference
  • National Fundraising Convention, London, UK
  • Association of Donor Relations Professionals
  • Birds Caribbean Conference Kingston, Jamaica
  • Kitsap Community Foundation Center for Nonprofit Excellence
  • US Olympic Committee
  • The Small Business Association (SBA)
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN)
  • The University of Portland Master’s in Nonprofit Management Program
  • The City of Portland, Oregon
  • Metro Regional Government
  • The City of Austin, Texas
  • Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
  • MercyCorps NW Women’s Business program
  • 4Good
  • GuideStar
  • VolunteerMatch
  • Nonprofit.About.com
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Fundraising Success Magazine’s Virtual Conference
  • Progressive Business Publications
  • Blackbaud
  • Meals on Wheels of America National
  • The Schleroderma Foundation National Conference
  • Downs Syndrome Affiliates in Action
  • And thousands of nonprofits around the USA, UK, Australia and Canada.

Some of my favorite crew: Sheena Greer the fundraising writing guru of Colludo, Claire Axelrad, fundraising veteran of Clairification, Vanessa Chase of The Storytelling Nonprofit, Amy Eisenstein of Tripoint Fundraising, John Lepp of Agents of Good, Simone Joyaux of Joyaux Associates, Shanon Doolittle of Do Good Everyday, Joe Waters, cause marketing guru, Amy Sample Ward, who is all about #NPTECH, Gail Perry, originator of Fired Up fundraising board training, Pamela Grow fantastic fundraising guru! I’ve got bottomless love for my smart and funny friends. And they love me back.


The Wild Woman's Guide to FundraisingMy first book: The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising holds all of that stuff you wish they taught you in your first fundraising job. 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 one page fundraising plan. It’s all in here. If you read this book, you’ll stack the odds in your favor by learning more about many aspects of fundraising, filling the gaps in your knowledge and getting more money for your cause. My goal with this book is to help you make fundraising more fun for yourself and for everyone involved with your cause. Click here to learn more about this book.




Wild Woman's Guide to Social MediaIn 2012 I published my second book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. It was rated 5 stars by Nonprofit.About.Com, and it’s really good for small business too. What’s it got? Lots of worksheets. Lots of checklists. Lots of stories. It’s ultimately a step by step guide for you to succeed in building attention online. I share with you my secrets for getting 50,000 monthly uniques, over 5,000 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 2013 I published my third book, Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide. It has also received a 5 star rating from Nonprofit.About.com. It’s got sample cover letters and resumes for fundraising jobs, and how to negotiate your salary and how to interview strong. Even more than that, it talks about what happens AFTER you get the job.

Stuff like 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. Click here to read reviews about this book.


 I’ve also created a number of popular e-courses about fundraising and marketing. Here are a few of them.



Mazarine TreyzWhy am I doing this? My goal is simple: deliver fun, inspiring 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 at http://wildwomanfundraising.com/free-stuff.

Let’s connect!

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!

The Faberge Wrecking Ball by Mazarine Treyz

I also write poetry. Here’s a chapbook I wrote, called The Faberge Wrecking Ball.

You can also: email me at info at wildwomanfundraising dot com or call 503-673-3863.


I love to read, draw, make art and food with friends, write, and encourage others in their dreams.

Here is a list of all of my projects. Now your life is complete.


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



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 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 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
7 tips to succeed with crowdfunding article in Fundraising Success Magazine April 2014
My annual report makeover linked on the Stanford Social Innovation Review April 2014

Mazarine Treyz, 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 2013
What 5 Fundraising Mistakes Are You Making? Featured in Fundraising Success 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 GuideStar Tumblr 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

For earlier articles and mentions, pre-2013, please see the media page


To Schedule an interview with Mazarine for your podcast, blog or TV show, email: mazarine at wildwomanfundraising . com.