Rachel Branson

Rachel Branson is Craft3’s Development Associate, and supports our Development Team in the implementation of fundraising strategies for resource development.

Prior to joining Craft3 in January 2022, she served as the Director of Development & Communications at Dress for Success Oregon, a Portland-based workforce development nonprofit supporting women as they find and retain employment, and achieve financial independence and stability. Having seen the devastating impact that the Covid-19 pandemic had on individuals’ economic stability through her work with Dress for Success Oregon, Rachel is passionate about Craft3’s work strengthening the resiliency of our communities in Oregon and Washington.

Rachel received her Masters in Comparative Literature with an emphasis on Russian and English Literatures from the University of Oregon, where she also taught undergraduate Composition courses. She earned her BA at Illinois Wesleyan University where she graduated with a degree in English and International Studies, with a concentration in Russian and Eastern European Studies. She is also certified in Nonprofit Fundraising through Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO).