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 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.
Daniel has served in leadership roles at RNL for over a decade, planning and executing fundraising programs for more than 30 colleges and universities. Daniel also served as the senior director of annual giving for the Texas Tech University System.
Vice President and Senior Consultant
Dayna has more than 15 years experience in annual giving. She works with institutions on annual giving assessments, persona development, and custom consulting experiences through times of program growth and transition.
Associate Consultant, Research
Shay is passionate about analyzing donor, student, and influencer populations and assisting clients in developing relevant and authentic marketing messages. She consults directly with institutions on recruitment research, fundraising research, integrated marketing, and branding strategy.
Rachel began her career at Ruffalo Noel Levitz in 2010 and has worked in various strategic roles throughout her tenure, planning and executing fundraising programs for more than 75 nonprofit institutions.
Autumn has been with Ruffalo Noel Levitz for over 15 years and has worked with hundreds of public and private institutions across the United States in directly managing their engagement programs, providing consultation on best practices, and designing specific strategic plans to meet their objectives.