Rachael Barrett Senior Consultant
rbarrett@orrgroup.com

Focus

Rachael Barrett assists with the development and execution of strategies to increase sustainable revenue for nonprofits. With a strong emphasis on prospect research, proposal writing, case statements, business plans and project management, Rachael helps nonprofits in their endeavors to secure the funding vital to carrying out their mission.  Her core expertise is in the development and execution of strategies to increase revenues from institutional donors (foundations, corporations, and government).

Experience

Rachael Barrett has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, working with domestic and international organizations in the areas of health and mental health, healthcare delivery, community development, legal services, criminal justice, the arts, and advocacy. Throughout her career, she has been committed to working with entrepreneurial organizations focused on systemic change through education and advocacy.

Previously, Rachael held senior-level positions with the International Rescue Committee’s Women’s Refugee Commission and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. She has also assisted Upwardly Global, New York Edge, New Heights, and State of Maryland, Behavioral Health Administration in securing funding from US SAMHSA.

Selected Recent Partners

• Elizabeth Dole Foundation

Education

• B.S., Mass Communications, Emerson College
• M.B.A., University of New Haven

Selected Publications

Including Family Caregivers in Seriously Ill Veterans Care: A Mixed Methods Study” Health Affairs, (2019),Nina R.Sperber, Nathan A. Boucher, Roxana Delgado, Megan E. Shepherd-Banigan, Kevin McKenna, Madison Moore, Rachael Barrett, Margaret Kabat, and Courtney H. Van Houtven

I feel strongly about….

Getting involved in my community. I volunteer as the board chair for Radio Diaries and am a running leader for Students Run Philly Style. In my opinion – time well spent!