Rachel Werner, Owner and CEO of RBW Strategy, a woman-owned consulting firm located in the Washington, DC Metro area. Rachel began her career as a New York City public-school teacher which parlayed into a two-decade career of work in the public sector. She has served as a grant writer for a community-based hospital, a nonprofit fundraiser for a human services organization, grants manager at an education management organization, and management consultant overseeing federal government contracts.
At RBW Strategy, leads a virtual team of consultants that provides grants, fundraising, project management and strategic planning support to nonprofit, public sector, and for-profit clients. Collectively, Rachel and her team members have 130 years of professional grants and fundraising experience— and have, combined, raised over $160 million and managed over $2 billion in federal grant awards.
She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor’s in Arts and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She has also obtained a Certificate in Grants Management (2012), is a certified Project Management Professional (since 2014) and is a Certified Grants Professional (since 2010), and Grant Professionals Association Approved Trainer. She is actively involved with Grant Professionals Association and National Grants Management Association, and regularly conducts in-person and online trainings at national, state and local conferences.