Katrina Woodcox Joins Creative Fundraising Advisors as Senior Consultant

April 19, 2023

Creative Fundraising Advisors (CFA) is pleased to announce that Katrina Woodcox has joined the firm as Senior Consultant, where she will focus on development assessments, campaign feasibility studies, campaign counsel, and strategic planning. Katrina is based in Chico, California, and comes to CFA with over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, development, and community engagement.

“We are delighted to welcome Katrina to the CFA consulting team,” said CFA Founder and President Paul Johnson. “Her substantial experience as a leader in the nonprofit sector makes her uniquely suited to understand the challenges and opportunities facing our clients. Her capital campaign experience, fundraising acumen, and passion for storytelling will make her an invaluable partner, supporting CFA’s full complement of services. We are particularly excited about the role Katrina will play in building CFA’s presence on the West Coast.” 

“I am so excited to begin a new chapter of my mission-driven career with Creative Fundraising Advisors as a Senior Consultant for the West Coast,” said Katrina, “and I am ready to join the amazing CFA team: a group of creative and strategic professionals who are dedicated to shaping big ideas into achievable action for our nonprofit partners.”

Before joining CFA, Katrina served as Executive Director for Butte Humane Society (BHS), where she focused on creating annual campaigns, major gifts and planned giving programs, as well as fostering donor-centered, stewardship-rich development programs to help grow and sustain donor giving. Katrina successfully led the most recent capital campaign for BHS, raising funds needed to build a 25,000 square-foot facility, veterinary hospital, and campus that has become an animal welfare hub in northern California. From serving as campaign manager to acting as BHS project manager during construction, Katrina gleaned valuable insight and firsthand experience that she is eager to share with others in the pursuit of reaching their organizational campaign goals. Prior to BHS, Katrina was the Executive Director for the Downtown Chico Business Association, where she managed operations for fundraising, communications, and marketing, and the production of major community events. 

Katrina has also served as an independent consultant, working with a variety of nonprofit agencies throughout northern California to identify and achieve development and marketing goals. She has helped clients with creating and implementing fundraising plans, researching and writing grant proposals, program assessments, event planning, and donor cultivation and acquisition in order to improve programs, operations, and fundraising efficiencies.

As the parent of a child with autism, Katrina founded a small nonprofit agency to serve families of children with special needs when her children were younger. She currently leads a group called “Mighty Moms United,” helping parents of adults with developmental disabilities plan for the long-term care of their children. 

Katrina holds a BA in Journalism/Public Relations from the California State University, Chico.

About Creative Fundraising Advisors (CFA)
CFA is a full-service, fundraising consulting firm with more than 100 years of collective experience in philanthropy. In partnership with nonprofit clients throughout the country, CFA has raised more than $1 billion in the past five years alone. Since CFA was founded in 2015, it has grown from a sole practitioner practice to a nationally focused, strategic fundraising firm. While CFA supports a diversity of nonprofit clients, it maintains a focus on work in arts and culture, education, environment, and human services sectors. Highlights of CFA’s client portfolio include: The Music Center of Los Angeles County, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Sycamores, Project Angel Food, Armory Center for the Arts, Awakening Recovery, Street Poets, AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, California Film Institute, Headlands Center for the Arts, The Entertainment Community Fund, and numerous others. For a full list of clients and to learn more, visit CFA’s website: https://creativefundraisingadvisors.com/

Rob Ruchotzke Joins Creative Fundraising Advisors as Consultant

August 15, 2022

Creative Fundraising Advisors (CFA) is pleased to announce that Rob Ruchotzke has joined the firm as Consultant, where he will focus on annual giving strategy, development assessments, campaign feasibility studies, and campaign counsel. Ruchotzke comes to CFA with nearly a decade of annual giving experience in higher education institutions and brings a passion for building relationships to find solutions for CFA’s partners.

States CFA Principal Jake Muszynski, “Rob’s expertise is a tremendous asset to the company, and he brings new perspective that is key to CFA’s ability to provide fundraising strategy for all giving levels within an organization.”

Ruchotzke began his career at Ruffalo Noel Levitz as a project center manager for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and then as an annual giving officer with the Missouri S&T Advancement team. Most recently, Ruchotzke served as the director of annual giving at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), where he led multi-channel campaigns, developed crowdfunding platforms, managed annual giving vendors, and served as the strategy lead for UNI’s Day of Giving (#LivePurpleGiveGold).

A native of Camanche, Iowa, Ruchotzke holds a BA in Public Relations from the University of Northern Iowa and currently resides in Cedar Falls, Iowa where he enjoys spending time outdoors.

States Ruchotzke, “I am excited to join the CFA team and their many partners. Philanthropy and annual giving are passions we all share, and I am eager to implement what I have learned to impact our partners, communities, and organizations at a fundamental level.”

Since CFA was founded in 2015, it has grown from sole practitioner practice to a full-service, nationally focused, strategic fundraising firm with clients in arts and culture, education, environment, and human services sectors. CFA’s client base includes The Entertainment Community Fund (New York), Philadelphia Contemporary (Philadelphia), Trinity Park Conservancy (Dallas), St. John’s College (Annapolis), Northside Achievement Zone (Minneapolis), North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh), Friends of the Mississippi River (Minneapolis), Mitchell Hamline School of Law (St. Paul), Sycamores (Los Angeles), Headlands Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Santa Fe Community Foundation (Santa Fe), Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences (Santa Fe), Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Los Angeles), AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles (Los Angeles), Street Poets (Los Angeles), and numerous others.