Experienced fundraising strategists
who have been in your shoes
The members of RNL Fundraising Consulting have served as directors of annual giving, major and planned gift officers, and corporate engagement strategists who have raised millions and engaged thousands of donors.
Drawn from years of experience at large, small and diverse organizations, our consultants bring tested strategies and extensive expertise from higher education fundraising and nonprofit philanthropy. They also tap into the three decades of data and experience RNL has in the fundraising world. They are ready to give you immediate advice to propel your results forward.
Senior Vice President, Fundraising Consulting
Sarah Kleeberger has worked side-by-side with countless institutions across the country to maximize donor engagement and fundraising results. She is also an experienced on-campus fundraising professional, including seven years in the development office at St. Olaf College.
Vice President, Research
Brian Gawor has nearly 15 years of higher education experience in development, student affairs, and enrollment management. He drives fundraising research and thought leadership for RNL and hosts the Fundraising Voices podcast.
Senior Data Scientist, Fundraising Consulting
Miranda Hickman serves as the dedicated analyst for RNL Fundraising Consulting. An expert statistician and predictive modeler, she has worked in the higher education and healthcare sectors.