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About Joy Olson

I started my career as a stockbroker and after 17 stressful years so looked forward to the feel-good and do-good non-profit world. I am a competitor and did my first triathlon at 40 later becoming an age-group world class triathlete. My first marathon was a few years ago in Paris with my Rotarian friends. I loved being a mother of 2 sons and am crazy in love with my pets, currently four dogs and three cats. I love huge challenges and prefer turnaround situations where getting money in the door is critical. I love having a Plan A with a good back-up Plan B to make sure it happens. Planning is Critical. A true passion of mine in the development field the past six years is social media, I think it is the new wave and direction of fundraising in the world and I embrace it. Now I love being at the point to quantify the results. And finally it is with great pleasure and satisfaction to make my experiences available and scalable for anyone out there who has the passion and the inclination to make the world a better place by becoming an expert fundraiser! Here’s to you and I hope your hearts will help change the world.

LIVING A LEGACY

SoHumane Fall 2015

“Joy Olson had a ‘meteoric rise’ at PBS. She started out in membership, performing so well we added “Major Gifts Officer” to her duties. Within a year, Joy was appointed development director, becoming one of the most successful Southern Oregon public television had ever seen.”

Bill Campbell - CEO (retired), SOPTV

“In her role as executive director of the Bear Creek Greenway Foundation I saw Joy set goals that were very, very ambitious, and then achieve them by implementing a well-conceived strategy. Joy, a skilled organizer, keeps her efforts efficient and on target. Joy Olson is exceptional. She is a winner who brings success to any enterprise in which she is engaged.”

John W.Snider - District Director, Congressman Greg Walden

“Joy’s accomplishments at SoHumane are staggering. She thrives on solving problems. During her tenure at Bear Creek greenway, she quickly – and we mean quickly – secured the $4 million needed to complete the last 4 miles of the Greenway. In 2011, when we were at our darkest hour, Joy worked the phones, knocked on doors, and practically went from house to house to find the money needed to keep the doors open and secure a financially sustainable future for SoHumane.”

Kenn Altine - Executive Director, SoHumane

“I recently had the opportunity to attend an intensive development/fundraising training class with Joy Olson. As a new development director I can say without hesitation it was time well spent. Joy has such an impressive background and is an absolute master of best practices when it comes to fundraising and development. If you are looking for the highest caliber of fundraising and development experience I suggest you contact Joy. She has a proven track record of extraordinary results.”

Karen Evans - Development Director, SoHumane

WHO WE ARE

21 years of Super Successful Fundraising in the Trenches, Taking Success to Significance

WHAT WE DO

Here’s your opportunity to hang out
with an extraordinary fundraiser

WHAT WE TEACH

Here’s your opportunity to learn
best practices from an extraordinary fundraiser

ABOUT BLOCKBUSTER

About Blockbuster Fundraising, 20 years of Super Successful Fundraising in the Trenches, Taking Success to Significance
Here’s your opportunity to hang out with an extraordinary fundraiser, to glean information from an experienced and proven development director, and to learn from a leading edge researcher of all best practices in fundraising today.

About You! Are you new to fundraising? Are you in need of new inspiration and great ideas? Are you worried about getting more money in the door? Do you ever wish you had a mentor with hands-on experience to help you get going? Do you wish you had more time to research all the new development ideas that are out there on the Internet? Do you wish your nonprofit had more money in the budget to train you? Are you constantly worried about getting to your yearly or monthly goals? Do you wish you had some new winning techniques to communicate with your donors? Oh, so much to do and what’s the best and most efficient way to do it??

Answers, we have answers!! If you have questions, you are so in the right place! We know you are challenged by not enough time, not enough resources, and not enough donors and money coming in. Blockbuster has a plan. We offer 6 development modules that will help make your non-profit solid and you a development superstar. We want to help you think big, be successful and do great things!
Here are a few testimonials from the organizations and people that Joy has worked with.

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