Meet The Team

Partner, Vice President

Rebecca Zanatta, M.Ed., CFRM

About Rebecca

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, Washington State University Foundation, Friends of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and Alpha Phi 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 nonprofits on various other of their fundraising strategies, including generational giving, social media and volunteer management programs. I will help you define and segment your target audiences, share your story and succeed with your fundraising goals.

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.

Rebecca held the position of contract Executive Director for Kirkland Arts Center when it was in turmoil. She brought cohesion to the small team, putting solid structure in place and turning morale around. She provided guidance and a game plan for the development team, leading to their success. Lastly, she recruited her permanent replacement and facilitated a smooth transition for new leadership. Quite simply, she is fantastic!

Pamela Kirk Rembold, Kirkland Arts Center

Rebecca is a supportive and enthusiastic fundraiser. She has done a fantastic job coaching campaign staff and volunteers to be more confident and effective in their major gift asks. Rebecca helped us create individualized strategies to convert interested individuals into enthusiastic champions and important donors to our capital campaign. Not to mention, she regularly reminds us to consider how to tie our campaign success back to our annual fundraising plan.

Joe Gruber, University District Food Bank

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