Rachel Cyrulnik serves as principal at RAISE Nonprofit Advisors, where she helps diverse nonprofits raise money and manage successful fundraising campaigns. With fifteen years of experience in nonprofit management, Rachel specializes in helping organizations define and achieve their fundraising goals.
Before founding RAISE, Rachel was partner at ALTRUICITY, where she developed a pioneering approach to fundraising consulting, combining data analysis and project management to set strategy and accomplish goals.
As a consultant, Rachel has developed annual and multi-year strategic campaign plans for organizations across North America, including campuses participating in the Hillel International Accelerator Program, several day schools, and Federations. She has overseen multiple studies including pre-campaign planning studies and target-audience attitude surveys. She has successfully managed a host of campaigns, including annual, capital, and target-audience campaigns such as Major Gift, Alumni, Parent and Grandparent. She excels at Executive Moves Management coaching and is passionate about her work mentoring early-stage professionals.
Before she began her consulting career, Rachel spent a decade in leadership positions at Yeshiva University and UJA-Federation of New York. She established the funding model at the YU School Partnership and ran three community campaigns for UJA-Federation of New York, where she raised and stewarded millions of dollars in grants and private support from national foundations and individual donors.
Rachel is an expert in philanthropic trends and a frequent contributor in thought leadership. She is also a sought-after presenter in the Jewish and nonprofit communities. 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.