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We help nonprofits sustain social justice missions through fundraising.

Let us teach you to be the captain of your own ship, grab hold of the wheel, and take your organization into the uncharted waters of unlimited resources.
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Meet the Captain

I’m Christa Orth (they/she), a proud lifelong fundraiser and consultant.
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I’ve worked with hundreds of nonprofits across the globe to build and implement community-centric fundraising programs that raise millions. I find so much joy in fundraising, working with my clients to navigate the oceans of resources out there.
A community of feminist workers rights and HIV/AIDS activists from seafaring communities raised me. I’m so grateful they taught me that justice is a practice, a form of loving community. I carry these deep values with me as a fundraiser.
I frequently share my fundraising wisdom as a conference speaker and published writer on Community-Centric Fundraising, Candid, and the Grassroots Fundraising Journal.
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Let us be your guide through the rough seas of fundraising.

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Build confidence in fundraising
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Speaking & Workshops
Motivate staff, board, and grantees
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Raise money now
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Major Gifts
Find treasure in a vast sea of resources
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Meet the Crew

I collaborate with a number of design, events, grant-writing, and research pros for stellar fundraising systems.
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Align your fundraising
with your values.

We specialize in resourcing organizations that work toward social justice. Together, let’s leave ineffective practices behind and set a new course for more equitable possibilities.
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From Our Clients

“Every call with Christa leaves me feeling organized, strategic, and energized. They are a fundraiser extraordinaire who leads with shared humanity as a critical tool—both for engaging with donors and also in working together with our team.”

Jen Bokoff

Disability Rights Fund

Jen Bokoff

“Thank you so much for your nurturing support and strategic ideas! You were a constant cheerleader in our corner as we built out our fundraising goals.”

Blyss Buitrago

Guardians of Flushing Bay

Blyss Buitrago

“Christa and her colleagues went above and beyond. In addition to delivering concrete, actionable information that has helped our fundraising efforts, we benefited from brainstorming calls, sharing our big questions and hearing insightful, knowledgeable perspectives in return. Our work together so far has been a great starting point for a long-term partnership between Mama Cash and Seaworthy.”

Sunny Daly

Mama Cash

Sunny Daly

“We had the incredible pleasure of working with Christa for a full year. What I really appreciated was having someone who could bring strategy to our development conversation, and doing it realistically. That balance between experience, strategy, and helping us get it done, was incredible.”

Michael Pope

Youth Represent

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