“Breesa brings her full attention, empathy and energy to every conversation and connection. She truly understands and embraces the relationships that are at the core of fundraising and brings a personal warmth to her work that is refreshing and honest.”
Andy Meeks, The Freshwater Trust
I believe that giving is inherently joyous and that every act of philanthropy requires a thoughtful process.
Your constituents are busy people constantly bombarded with competing messages. I believe in meeting audiences where they are and enticing them with vibrant, tight writing with a singular and irresistible call to action.
I work with nonprofits big and small to identify resources and tell stories that inspire excitement and action.
I've successfully solicited leadership gifts with engaging appeals and stewarded volunteers and donors with eye-catching print materials at Reed College, created and implemented innovative development plans on a shoestring at the Community Cycling Center, counseled patients at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, evaluated grant applications for the Black United Fund of Oregon, and helped plan grassroots fundraising initiatives for Oregon Walks.
I teach in the WVDO Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising course and I facilitate Appeal Salons.
I'm also a ceramics maker, a serial club starter, a yogini, a podcast producer, and a traveler.
I make my home in Portland, Oregon.
I've also worked with
The Circus Project
Death with Dignity National Center
Oregon Energy Fund
Portland Literacy Council
Vibrant Village Foundation