Are you a development professional working with a nonprofit organization with a small Development Department? Do you wear many fundraising hats and working endless hours each day just to keep your head above water? Do you need help, but don't have trained volunteers or the budget to hire additional staff?
Kellye Buchanan, CFRE
With 27 years of experience in fundraising, I am well-versed in all aspects of fundraising strategies with a strong emphasis on Grant Writing and Research. I bring experience and a variety of talents to nonprofit organizations who want to maximize results.
Areas of Expertise
I'm passionate about fundraising and supporting issues related to children/youth, education, people with disabilities, mental health, medical research, and the environment.
A San Diego native, I graduated from University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. I reside with my husband of 21 years, 18 year old daughter, and 3 year old Dachshund.
I began my fundraising career 27 years ago as a Grant Writer for a small San Diego nonprofit. After 8 years, I expanded my knowledge with other nonprofit organizations, venturing in other fundraising areas including special events, direct mail appeals, donor relations, and marketing & communications. I earned my Certificate of Fund Raising Management (CFRM) in 2009 and became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 2017, and I continue to build on my nonprofit fundraising knowledge year after year.
I'm passionate about fundraising and supporting issues related to children/youth, education, people with disabilities, mental health, medical research and the environment. I have raised over $25 million for social causes in San Diego since 1997 including: