Rachel Werner, Owner and CEO of RBW Strategy, has over 15 years of grants, consulting, communications, writing, strategic planning, training, and project management experience in the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors. She provides support to clients on the full-lifecycle of grants activities and proposal development, project management, and strategic planning. Since the beginning of her career, she has helped to garner over $24 million in grants and contracts.

She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor 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, is a certified Project Management Professional, and is a Certified Grants Professional. She is actively involved in the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and regularly conducts in-person and online trainings, most notably with GPA, the National Grants Management Association, CharityHowTo, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, and Catalogue for Philanthropy.

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Evaluation, Subrecipient Monitoring, and Uniform Grant Guidance

Why Is evaluation important? Evaluation, outcomes measurement, baselines, etc. are terms that are used interchangeably. But what does it all mean (besides a lot of word salad)?

Why Are Internal Controls and Uniform Grant Guidance So Important?

The focus on internal controls and transparency is only going to increase over time—make sure you stay ahead of the fray!

Getting Ready for Collaborative Grantwriting

As grants professionals, we collaborate with people all of the time, as it is an essential component of our work. Whether we are requesting reporting information from funders, providing technical assistance support to grantees (or subgrantees), or working with our financial team to craft a budget, we are constantly communicating with various internal and external team members. Are you ready to collaborate?