Rachel Cyrulnik, MPA

Rachel Cyrulnik is passionate about amplifying impact through advising nonprofit organizations. She serves as a leading consultant and an expert in the field of philanthropy, guiding over 60 organizations in raising well over $100M. Rachel has developed a pioneering approach to fundraising consulting, combining data analysis and project management to set strategy and accomplish goals.

Rachel is an expert in philanthropic trends, a frequent contributor in publications such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Pro, and a sought-after presenter in the nonprofit community. She serves on the advisory board of Nonprofit Pro.

Before she began her consulting career a decade ago, Rachel spent a decade in leadership positions at Yeshiva University and UJA-Federation of New York. She established the funding model at these institutions, where she raised and stewarded millions of dollars in grants and private support from national foundations and individual donors.

Rachel serves as Vice President for the Bergen County Jewish Action Committee, combatting Jew hatred and building bridges and tolerance across communities. Rachel is an advocate for special needs and was the first recipient of the Yachad Women’s Leadership Award. Rachel graduated from Yeshiva University summa cum laude with a BA in Journalism and earned her MPA, with honors, from New York University, where she studied Nonprofit Management. Her interests include music, travel, and fitness.