Ready to overcome objections?  Raise more?  Want to superglue your donors to your cause?

Rachel’s expertise spans:  

  • major gift fundraising

  • donor retention and stewardship

  • storytelling

  • the art the ask

  • getting boards to fundraise

  • mid level donors

Schedule a free consult to learn more.  Sign up to get special invites to Rachel’s free webinars! 

A few of Rachel’s most popular workshops include:

The Art of Discovery and Making the Ask

Most people are terrified of making the ask but in reality the ask is the easy part; the hard part is getting the appointment.  Practice overcoming the most common objections to getting the visit in an interactive activity.  Discover free discovery tools to learn more about donors before the visit, the most popular conversational topic ever, sample scripts for great calls, body language tips and tricks, the #1 driver of donor loyalty, the best discovery questions you could ever ask, free and inexpensive tools to cultivate donors virtually and the #1 inexpensive tool to stand out, be seen, get heard and grab your donors attention.  After mastering discovery we’ll move into ask and share scripts for making the ask, how to know how much to ask for and how to prepare yourself for success with the right mindset to asking for money.


  • Free tools to learn about donors interests

  • What to ask for donor discovery

  • Soft skills such as reading body language on an ask

  • How your own body language can positively impact your success

  • Donors motivations for giving

  • How much to ask for

  • The winning formula for an ask

  • How to frame fundraising to dramatically improve your results

Why Fundraising is the F Word to Your Board & How to Fix It

Do you have board members who are “allergic” to fundraising?  Recruiting, leading and developing a leadership team made up solely of volunteers is one of the most ambitious and daunting responsibilities a CEO or Executive Director will have.  If you’re ready to transform your D list to an A list come learn tips and tools to get board members willing to engage, share their contacts, be connected to your cause, and give of their financial resources and expertise.

You’ll discover:

  • What great boards do differently

  • Why your board is afraid of fundraising & how to help them overcome fundraising fears

  • 10 ideas to make board members fundraising superheroes without making an ask

  • How to recruit your dream team

  • Tools and templates to manage your board (including a sample board contract)

  • How to create a graceful exit for board members who need to go

  • How to survive a toxic board member

  • Alternative structures to boards and what to ask yourself before you create an advisory board