About Us

Thrive Fundraising offers fund development assessment and strategy, grant writing, major gifts fundraising, capital campaign planning and execution, donor relations, direct mail and digital fundraising, communications, strategic planning, interim staffing, and career coaching. Our philosophy is to foster inclusion and equity, understanding that nonprofit organizations are poised to listen to the communities they serve, enhance programs, and put clients’ voices at the center of planning, operations, and evaluation.


We’re people who love nonprofit organizations and want to help them thrive while working to solve the world’s biggest problems.


We offer creative and flexible solutions for fund development, organizational strategy, and more for nonprofits of any size or age.


Experience informs us and evidence-based practices drive us. From strategy to grants to major gifts, we’ve got you covered.

Our founder

Brenda J Riehl has more than 24 years of nonprofit experience. She has worked for a variety of organizations, including child welfare, older adult services, disability services and community health. Brenda’s social work education heavily influences her approach to serving nonprofit clients, placing the primary focus on people being served by the organization and the potential for enhancing services and improving quality of life.
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