Rachel has over 20 years of fundraising expertise.
When she was just 26 years old, Rachel Muir launched Girlstart, a non-profit organization to empower girls in math, science, engineering and technology in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card. Several years later she had raised over 10 million dollars and was featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show.
A winner of Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life award, Rachel is a three time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, was named “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and one of Fast Company Magazines “Fast 50: Champions of Innovation."
Rachel has been featured in CosmoGIRL!, Texas Monthly, Glamour, and The Dallas Morning News, and most recently Fundraising Success Magazine. Her career spans includes leading an online fundraising consulting practice at Convio/Blackbaud and managing major gift portfolios for some of the country’s largest and most successful nonprofit brands. Rachel is Vice President of Training at Pursuant, where she leads online, classroom and custom trainings to transform people into confident, successful fundraisers.
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