Rebecca Cariati

Fundraising & Messaging Advisor

Since 2002, Rebecca has raised millions for justice and systemic change work in North America, Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Haiti. She has worked on and across the program-development dividing line in NGOs, making her a highly effective fundraising strategist. Her penchant for language brings incisive clarity to organizations' identities, vision, and communications -- allowing them to raise money with greater ease and to know their True North when bombarded by competing demands. Rebecca has a soft spot for start-ups and supporting old dogs to do new tricks. She has designed and executed on development strategies for many startups including in reconciliation, women's economic autonomy, disenfranchised Youth of Color, and social justice education. Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Rebecca served as Resource Development Manager and then Deputy Country Director for IsraAID’s international development presence. There, she led development strategy, co-supervised community projects, trained Haitian Nationals in grassroots fundraising, and mentored community organizers in building community-owned and operated businesses in three villages affected by the earthquake. Stateside, Rebecca has served as a worker cooperative developer to working-class, young Women of Color as well as played lead conference fundraiser and organizer for the National Worker Cooperative Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Her last staff position before relaunching Groundswell Fundraising was as Institutional Giving Manager at Spirit Rock Meditation Center where she built the organization's institutional giving platform and redesigned and re-messaged the monthly giving program. Rebecca holds degrees from New York University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.