Rachel Werner, MPA, PMP, GPC (she/her/hers)

Rachel Werner is the Owner and CEO of RBW Strategy, a grants consulting firm located in the Washington, DC Metro area, and Principal at MyFedTrainer, a leading national compliance training consulting firm. Rachel began her career as a New York City public school teacher, which parlayed into a two-decade work career in the public sector. She has served as a grant writer for a community-based hospital, a nonprofit fundraiser for a human services organization, a grants manager at an education management organization, and a management consultant overseeing federal government contracts.

At RBW Strategy, she leads a virtual team of consultants that provides the full lifecycle of grant support to nonprofit, public sector, and for-profit clients. Rachel and her team members have 130 years of professional grants and fundraising experience— and have, combined, raised over $240 million and managed over $2.5 billion in federal grant awards. She and her team at MyFedTrainer offer compliance training to groups and individuals to ensure they can manage the complexities of federal grant awards. They have trained thousands of people since their inception in 2010.

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 the Grant Professionals Association and National Grants Management Association and regularly conducts in-person and online training at national, state, and local conferences.

My favorite thing about this work: Learning about causes and missions that help communities all over the world and how little steps make a huge difference. It is a privilege to help organizations fulfill their missions while enhancing my perspective on critical issues and causes.