It's A Breeze Fundraising
With nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, we know how challenging it can be for organizations to find the time and human resources necessary to find new and increased revenue sources. This behind-the-scenes work can be tedious, frustrating, and time consuming, while often yielding inadequate results.
However, at It's A Breeze Fundraising we believe that all executives and nonprofit managers understand the importance of diverse and strategic fundraising to an organization's success and ability to strengthen its impact on the community.
We are here to help! Our team is highly professional, data driven, and passionate about each of our clients' missions. We offer a variety of services designed to support the fundraising needs of organizations of all sizes. Our goal is to "make it a breeze" for your organization, so that you can continue to thrive, while saving money along the way.
Meet Our Team
Founder & CEO Caitlyn McTaggart
Since 2003, It's A Breeze Fundraising Founder and CEO, Caitlyn McTaggart, has been committed to strengthening San Diego's nonprofit sector. After earning her Masters degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership in 2007 from the University of San Diego, Caitlyn hit the ground running in assisting organizations of all sizes with their fundraising needs. Since then, she has successfully secured over $5 million for organizations in San Diego and beyond, helping them to advance their missions and make a greater impact on the people they serve.
Caitlyn's dream for starting her own business began early on in her career after she founded Girls on the Run Hawaii, which is now thriving on the islands of Oahu and Maui. While working for this important cause, Caitlyn realized that she wanted to help other growing non-profit organizations reach their full potential. She understands from first-hand experience the hard work and specific skillsets that are required to be successful in the non-profit sector. Given her extensive background, Caitlyn decided that it was time to launch "It's A Breeze Fundraising" with the goal of leveraging her experience to support as many worthy causes as possible.
Caitlyn resides in sunny San Diego with her husband and five children, where she enjoys an active lifestyle, with activities ranging from running to cheering on the San Diego Padres to enjoying breezy beach mornings with her family.
Over the last 10 years, Lindsey has been a part of all aspects of fundraising and development; working within large and small nonprofit organizations. With a love for finding the data and telling the stories and a high level of organizational skills, Lindsey has found her niche in grant writing. Lindsey has written proposals for a diverse array of causes including education, at-risk youth, domestic violence prevention, homelessness, hunger relief and veterans.
Lindsey holds a Bachelor’s in Communication from San Diego State University and a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from Brandeis University. While obtaining her graduate degree, Lindsey interned with and consulted for several nonprofit organizations including United Way, Volunteers of America and YouthBuild USA.
During her free time, Lindsey enjoys barre and yoga classes, the beach, and spending time with her family. She lives in San Diego with her husband and three children.
Marti has over 25 years' experience working in the nonprofit sector. Attending university after having her family of 3 girls, Marti received her Bachelor's degree in Public Health and began her nonprofit journey working for the California Medical Association as a statewide program director. In that capacity, she successfully wrote several grants and found she had a talent for it. Since then, she dedicated herself to supporting many great San Diego County nonprofit organizations in several capacities from program management to executive leadership.
Marti currently works with organizations to help them achieve growth through grant development that support strategic direction, implementation of objectives, and achievement of desired outcomes. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Leap to Success and the Cowboy School of Leatherwork and Rawhide.
Marti spends her spare time dabbling in art, digging in her garden, and spending time with her family. She and her husband Jack recently moved to upcountry Maui and love the island lifestyle.
Kasey has over 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit field and over 10 years in fundraising. Kasey received her Bachelor's degree in Education and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Kasey's work experience includes foster care, alternative education, workforce development, and nonprofit management. In every role, she has recognized the importance of fundraising and grant writing. Kasey is passionate about grant writing and assisting nonprofits with their fundraising goals.
Kasey is a lifelong learner who enjoys networking with others and reading. Kasey also enjoys spending time outside running, hiking paddle boarding and going to the beach where she lives in North County, San Diego.
Madeline has worked to positively impact her community through her career in nonprofit fundraising. She has worked in arts, culture and education-focused organizations and brings a wealth of experience combining vibrant storytelling and data analytics to create compelling grants and high-achieving fundraising campaigns. Madeline has experience in institutional giving, annual fund campaigns, membership programs, donor stewardship and relations, and database management. Madeline is a proud graduate of Chapman University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts History.
Bridget McTaggart attended San Diego State University for her undergraduate degree in Communications. Bridget is passionate about experiential learning after spending the last decade facilitating outreach, student recruitment, and building partnerships for a leadership, travel-based program. Bridget loves providing grant writing support for organizations throughout San Diego.
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