Rachel MuirRachel is a dynamic, visionary entrepreneurial executive and nationally recognized non profit thought leader.

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Rachel is the rare person who combines an expert understanding of her field with top notch presentation skills and a passion for her craft and for helping other succeed. I can not recommend her highly enough!

— Ann Starr, Director of Education at Greenlights

Rachel has deep, deep knowledge and expertise in development and major donor retention, but the trait that makes her stand out is her absolute love for delighting donors and building loyal fans of your mission.

— Stephanie Sobotik, VP Communications & Development

Pure God-given development talent. No canned material and so inspiring!

— Texas Nonprofit Summit

Rachel went far above and beyond!  She supported a wide range of my development activities, from portfolio development to creative communication ideas.  She helped me engage our constituency in new and creative ways.

— Rebecca McIntire Regional Development Manager, National Wildlife Federation

The most helpful session of an impressive collection of outstanding speakers.

— Attendee, Texas Nonprofit Summit 2013

Your session was interactive and engaging!

— Taylor Hall Nonprofit Management Program Graduate Assistant Masters of Public Service and Administration Class of 2014 George Bush School of Government and Public Service Texas A&M University

Rachel was pivotal in helping move NWF to a indvidual donor strategy that was grounded in data, strong ROI, and donor-centricity. She was always on time with all projects and was always upbeat regardless of what we were working on. Rachel is very passionate about individual donor work and would be a great asset to any company or organization on this front.

— Patrick Raitt, Associate Vice President for Development at National Wildlife Federation

Rachel is such a pleasure to work with. Her energy and passion for Major Gift Fundraising is contagious. She is very knowledgeable and detailed when it comes to non-profit fundraising. Rachel has great ideas and excellent ways to help implement those ideas. I would highly recommend Rachel for non-profit work and major gift fundraising.

— Erin Samson, Development Officer at Austin Habitat for Humanity

“Amazing presenter. Her energy and passion is only equaled by her technical expertise.”

— Kevin Mooney, President General Markets Business Unit, Blackbaud

“There was a lot of buzz around your presentation and the feedback we have received has been terrific. Thank you for your inspiration, creativity, energy and fresh ideas.  You were a wonderful addition to the symposium.”

— Carmen Miller, Senior Development Manager, NeighborWorks America

“Rachel’s ‘Cultivating the Millionaire Next Door’ was the best insiders ever!! Worth my entire subscription today…and that includes the tools offered AND the encouragement!  Thank you both!”

— Lisa Bergen Wilson

“This was absolutely the most helpful session at the conference for me.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that you not only made a sometimes intimidating subject practical and approachable – but that you, as a person, made yourself and your success so accessible.  Thank you for passing on these tools and reminding us that fundraising isn’t the realm of Ivy-League MBA Superstars – it’s for people who care enough to nurture relationships.”

— Erin D. Martin Executive Director, MEDICO

I would recommend Rachel Muir’s presentation on How to Delight Your Donors and Raise More Money Now to anyone in the fundraising field.

— Kristin Schroeder, Development Director, Down Home Ranch

Your presentation was amazingly informative and insightful.  Thank you for all your shared this morning – transformational!”

— Tracy L. Burnett

“Your presentation was one of the best at the conference!”

— Pati Shampton, Cherrywood Art Fair/Chula League

I have been a fundraiser for many years and have attended many similar conferences – that being said, your presentation stood out.  Your passion and enthusiasm for what you do is apparent.   Good work!

— Lesli Joy Cearley, CFRE Director of Development Military Child Education Coalition

I attended Rachel’s Moves Management session at the AFP International conference. Her session was hands down the best and most helpful for me!

— Kourtney Carson, Major Gift Officer, Kansas Humane Society

“Muir is not only an entrepreneur but also a bona fide media darling who has been profiled in Glamour, Texas Monthly, and Southern Living, to name a few. She has appeared on CNN. She has been on The Oprah Winfrey Show, for crying out loud, where she received the hundred grand ‘Change Your Life’ grant from the Queen Bee herself.”

— Austin Chronicle

“She is a true leader.”

— Tom Daschle, Former Senate Majority Leader

“She is a wonderful visionary and leader, and outstanding young woman and I’m happy to call her a friend.”

— Bobbie Barker, VP of Grants and Community Programs, St David’s Healthcare Foundation

“Rachel had a social enterprise before people had even coined the term.”

— MariBen Ramsey, Legal Counsel/Grants Director Austin Community Foundation

“I only hope to be the kind of boss you are. You taught me to never give up, trust my intuition, believe in myself, push harder than the competition, never stop dreaming, and most importantly, to have fun while doing all of these!”

— Julie Shannan, Deputy Director, Girlstart

“Rachel has never lost a single ounce of passion and she’s added a wealth of experience and a bundle of success to the package.”

— Betsy Blair, Board President, Girlstart

“She has made a career of educating girls in technology.”

— Texas Monthly

“She has this natural enthusiasm that lights up a room and makes everyone feel a part of something big.”

— Libby Malone, Past President, Junior League, Director of Public and Community Affairs, Grande

“What makes Rachel outstanding is that she has never lost sight of her mission. She holds firm to her values and integrity and her commitment to further the future of girls. She has never once compromised on anything towards achieving this goal.”

— Congressman Lloyd Doggett

“I’ve always been amazed by her ingenuity, initiative, energy and effectiveness. With everything she’s done, she’s had stellar results. She’s truly one of the most dynamic leaders in Austin, be it public, private or non-profit. She has as many recommendations and references as some city phone books.”

— Sandy Dochen, Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM

“Rachel is one of the most positive people I have ever worked with and an extraordinary fundraiser. She has the energy and determination to grow any organization.”

— Bettye Nowlin, Philanthropist

“Rachel is enthusiastic, responsive, and works hard to meet the needs of her partners.”

— Karin Dicks, Global Programs Specialist, Community Affairs, AMD

“She has real talent and the drive to back it up.”

— Mike Maples Sr., Former Senior VP Microsoft

  • Recent Thought Leadership

    Donor Cultivation - Creating High Impact Events that Inspire

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  • Press/Awards

    “Fundraising Executive of the Year” AFP

    Fast Company Magazine "Fast 50" Champions of Innovation

    Winner, Oprah's Use Your Life Award