Cloudbreak Collective convenes independent fundraising consultants so they can provide streamlined, collaborative services for our nonprofit clients.
We are a team of fundraisers, writers, consultants, and researchers dedicated to equipping nonprofit organizations with the outsourced expertise they need to better achieve their missions. We work as a collective, or a group of independent consultants who have common goals and work together under one brand to make collaboration easier for everyone.
When you work with us, one person will be your main point of contact, but you may interact with several of us on pieces of your project. By collaborating, we ensure that we can complete the work you need without interruptions and that we bring a range of voices and expertise to the work.
Interested in joining the Collective? Read more here.
Meet Our Consultants
Previously known as Brittany Kirk Nonprofit Consulting...
Cloudbreak Collective was established in 2020 as Brittany Kirk Nonprofit Consulting with a focus on our cornerstone grants consulting services. Brittany still leads most of our grants projects; alongside our clients, we submit more than 500 grant applications and raise more than $30M dollars in grant funding each year.
Cloudbreak sometimes subcontracts pieces of projects to other businesses who specialize in very specific aspects of fundraising work, such as:
Individual donor prospect qualification
Grant prospect research
Graphic design for appeals
Nonprofit CPA expertise
If we include a subcontractor on a cost proposal to you, we will provide details on their expertise, fully manage their work, and bill you for their time.
Interested in becoming a Cloudbreak specialist? Read more here.
You read that right. We believe that grantwriting and fundraising do not have to be stressful and high-pressure. We work with our clients to create systems that calm the chaos of deadlines, word counts, appeals, and prospect lists to arrive at a simple and strategic approach to meeting your revenue targets.
You and the community you serve are the experts in the work you do. We intentionally stay behind the scenes, elevating your voices in appeals and proposals, ensuring you are equipped to reach out to donors and funders, and working hard to accurately and authentically convey the perspectives of your community.
Built on Relationships
All fundraising – including grantwriting—is built around relationships. We approach fundraising as writers, advisors, and project managers who complement effective relationship building. While we won’t build relationships with funders and donors for you, we will coach you on how to do it, and we will ensure that you have sufficient capacity (i.e. systems and skills) to manage those relationships over the long term.
We make sure we know your revenue target and that we track towards it. If you do not have one, we will help you determine one. We will manage your projects at an efficient pace and will adapt to your work style as we do so. We will build dashboards with you and help communicate successes of fundraising and grantwriting beyond just dollars in the door.
We evaluate all fundraising opportunities and grant prospects through the lens of serving your mission. We work to ensure that any fundraising activity we lead or proposal we submit will further your work and serve your community. If an opportunity becomes a distraction, we are not afraid to reprioritize or change course.
Committed to Capacity-Building
We know you will not work with us forever. Everything we do is designed to ensure that we are adding value so that when you move on you have the tools, systems, and skills to proceed successfully without us.