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Swaim Strategies

Swaim Strategies

We believe in the power of bringing people together to create movements and raise support for your mission. We are activists, fundraising consultants, strategists, event planners, storytellers, data experts, speakers and trainers all with one focus: How can we help you make the most of your event? We sit at the intersection of activism and events, and our goal is to bring strategy and support.

PO Box 17191
Portland, OR 97217-0191


Dwight Adkins
Direct line: 503-234-4546


Communications & Marketing

  • Video production

Fundraising & Development

  • Event planning & management

About Swaim Strategies

We partner with nonprofits to bring people together through events. We are strategists, thought-partners, storytellers and advocates working to lift the nonprofit sector with easy-to-implement tools and resources. Our goal is to grow your fundraising and to grow your movement.

We assess your current event and identify ways to increase your fundraising potential.

We manage the logistics, strategy and storytelling so you can manage relationships to build long-term support for your work.

We help you tell your organization’s stories by producing powerful videos and program scripts that connect with your supporters. We are speechwriters and video producers.

We help focus your efforts to troubleshoot challenges and increase the impact of your event.

Our trainings are designed to inspire and engage your core team and focus them on best practices to maximize results.

We bring inspiration and easy-to-implement tools for your fundraising, event and storytelling needs with 6 different subject area experts.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Economic development
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Immigrant and refugee
  • LGBT issues
  • Mental Health/ Substance Abuse
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general

Cultural Experience

  • African American
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic/Latino

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Hourly rate
  • Installments based on project schedule
  • Retainer

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • Certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)
  • state-certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) in Oregon

County Availability

  • All WA Counties

County Experience

  • Clark
  • Cowlitz
  • King
  • Pierce