Who am I?

I am no stranger to transformation.

When I was 8 I realized I had to get out of my family’s house, because of my dad’s abuse. Even at the age of eight, I knew something was wrong, and I needed help. I also wanted to understand others’ pain. 

When I was 12 I found an adult I could trust, who told me I was not alone, and who told me to take a risk. 

She changed the course of my life.

I realized the power of having someone deeply listen and believe you. And I wanted to offer that to others. 

Then, when I moved out to Portland Oregon and couldn’t find a job, I joined a cult when I was 22. 

This worked, for awhile.

The Cult taught me how to be a “good girl”. They didn’t teach me how to embrace who I really was. I started to hide my emotions and desires. I started to suppress my creativity. I started to get small and voiceless. More than anything, I wanted to be good enough to gain the approval of my community around me. But I always felt like a failure. Whenever I questioned the guru, he said, “If you disagree with me, that’s your ego talking.”

Finally I got a job working at a domestic violence shelter, as the sole fundraiser, and left the cult. After moving out, I started to make friends, and unpack what had happened. I became curious about structural inequity. I started to learn about workplace bullying, Universal Basic Income, and more. Next I worked for a social justice nonprofit, then eventually…

I exploded out on my own.

I started speaking, teaching about fundraising and getting people results. But at the same time, I was learning about the biggest lie we tell ourselves in the nonprofit sector. That we are “making a difference.” For years I wondered why so many workers were treated poorly. Then in 2020 the answer stared me right in the face. We sit on top of a system of white supremacy that privileges people from the dominant culture in every way, compounding hypocrisy with corporate totalitarianism. Our sector is now eating itself from the inside out. It needs to be FOUGHT, not tolerated. Now I am curious about how feminist theory can help us see invisible oppressive structures, how we can shape the movement for workplace justice, and redistribute the wealth to oppressed people.  

Currently, I am getting my certificate in Transformational Leadership from the Racing to Equity Institute to be a better organizer for justice.  I support nonprofit leaders to focus their fundraising on what works, NOW and get exponentially more money for themselves and their organizations.

As well as my love for human design and the gene keys, my other deep and true loves include making art, writing of any kind, napping, singing, beach time, soaking in hot springs, gathering friends together to learn and eat, dancing, biking, and travel. 

Who works with me?

My clients are people who want more money for their movements. They are also creative, adventurous and hopeful. We work together so they can get out from under overwhelm, start to develop a better sense of what to focus on, and get the job, raise, and a better plan to raise money for the organization.

What results do they get from working with me?

✓ Doubled & Retained monthly donors from 300 to 600 from 2015-2020, best year ever in 2020, raising over $2M (Food on Foot- homelessness nonprofit)

✓ Jazz Museum Executive Director raised over goal in year end fundraising, had a $150K month and had over 100,000 people attend online jazz events in 2020 (NYC)

✓ Land Trust Executive Director had highest raising event ever in 2020 with sponsors and attendance, supporting business, schools and community (Idaho)

✓ Development Director of small environmental nonprofit in rural California increased their donation revenue by 69% to $133K, raised major gifts by 39%, brought dozens of lapsed donors back, and DOUBLED the average gift from $150 to $300 in 2020!

✓ Increased Year End Giving 144% and increasing donors 140% in 2019 (Jacksonville University)

Raised $132K, way over goal, with capital campaign appeal. 314 new donors gave $26,000 in acquisition campaign, Raised over $175K for operating expenses, & saved money too in 2019. (Palliative Care, Quebec)

✓ Grew monthly giving from $10K to $170K at #1 Charter School in Oregon in 2019 (Chinese Charter School)

Why am I different?

I blend my unique creative background as an artist with my unorthodox background as a human design reader, nonprofit founder and fundraising writer to create solutions for big thinkers who don’t know how to narrow down to specific action steps. When we work together, my clients get clear on their unique shadows and gifts, understand their numbers, get excited about where they’re going and start making more money. Even though I’ve got 9 courses and tons of recordings from years of conferences to share, we never use a cookie cutter approach. We always talk about What Works to Make Money NOW based on our experience in a playful integrated process. 

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Short Bio

Mazarine Treyz is a nonprofit leadership coach, speaker and best selling author of “The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising”, serving people in over 70 different countries.

Mazarine specializes in helping nonprofit leaders with fundraising goals through authentic relationships both online and offline. As a result, social service clients have doubled monthly donors to 600, taken their schools from 10K to 170K in recurring revenue, and created their own global nonprofits.

Mazarine has co-founded a nonprofit and has over a decade of experience as a nonprofit fundraiser in small shops. Two of her proudest accomplishments were raising $250K in sponsorships, up $100K from the previous year, as well as taking a nonprofit to $120K in grants, up from $7K the previous year. Today, Mazarine leads the nonprofit workplace justice movement to create a better nonprofit work culture through her writing, training, podcast and keynote speeches.

Co-host of the Name It! Podcast, featured on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. She’s featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and NonprofitPro as well as many other outlets. She has spoken around the world including England and Jamaica, as well as AFP International Conference multiple times. She’s also directed 10 online conferences.

Conventional Bio:

Mazarine Treyz is a coach, speaker and best selling author of “The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising”, serving people in over 70 different countries. She works with government, nonprofits, and individuals, supporting people to bring their full selves to work.

Mazarine specializes in helping nonprofit leaders land their dream career and fundraising goals through authentic relationships both online and offline. As a result, clients have received $30K raises, transitioned into new careers and created their own global nonprofits.

Mazarine has co-founded a nonprofit and has over a decade of experience as a nonprofit fundraiser in small shops. Two of her proudest accomplishments were raising $250K in sponsorships, up $100K from the previous year, as well as taking a nonprofit to $120K in grants, up from $7K the previous year. Today, Mazarine leads the nonprofit workplace justice movement to create a better nonprofit work culture through her writing, training, podcast and keynote speeches.

She is featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and NonprofitPro as well as many other outlets. She has spoken around the world including England and Jamaica, as well as AFP International Conference multiple times. She leads monthly community events in the Portland/Vancouver area. She lives in Portland  and loves weightlifting.

When you get me, you get 10+ years of successful experience in fundraising and leadership. Experience is better than theory, and I have it. I worked in progressively more responsible fundraising roles until I became a Development Director. Then I wrote The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising, and Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide as well as The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. PLUS I created 10 comprehensive e-courses on fundraising. I love moving your audience to action.

PLUS I bring 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship and leadership. That makes me feel passionately about helping other small businesses and nonprofits that have an entrepreneurial mindset. I am a government contractor, and I enjoy helping others get government contracts with my training.

I identify as a nonprofit workplace advocate. That means I advocate for people working their proper hours, getting pensions, higher salaries, better benefits, and support to not just survive but thrive as leaders in the nonprofit sector. To this end I’ve created Wild Nonprofit Leadership, where I offer ways we can work together.

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