Rebecca Zanatta, M.Ed, CFRM

I have 20+ years of experience building and stewarding strategic donor partnerships and serving in high-level leadership and advancement roles for organizations, including the Pacific Science Center and Washington State University Foundation.

I have a deep understanding of how to plan, build, and manage a diverse and successful major gifts plan and how to develop and implement a realistic and focused strategic plan. I have consulted with over 75 nonprofit organizations over the last 9 years on developing their fundraising strategies, including generational giving, capital campaigns, and board development programs. I will help you define and segment your target audiences, share your story, and succeed with your fundraising goals.

I joined the faculty at Seattle University in the Master in Nonprofit Leadership program. I am a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow and proudly serve on the Alpha Phi Foundation and WSU Foundation Boards of Trustees.

Fun facts about Rebecca:

  • I traveled around the world almost ten years ago, visiting 25 countries on 5 continents. I’m working on travel plans to my 45th country now!
  • Greatest job growing up: working at the Mercer Marine gas dock on Lake Washington.
  • One of my favorite memories from living in Chicago for six years: the smell of chocolate downtown, coming from the Blommer Chocolate Company.