Nikki Rach, CFRE

Nikki Rach, CFRE

Vice President of Client Services


Nikki Rach brings over 25 years of experience as a successful fundraiser and nonprofit executive to Winkler Group clients. She is recognized for her expertise in campaign management and strategic implementation of volunteer leadership.

As a former Executive Director of a community-based organization, Ms. Rach managed a 100+ member staff and was an integral part of campaigns to raise funds for progams and capital. During this time, she increased annual giving by 44%. Ms. Rach also has expertise in taking an organization from a deficit to a surplus budget. This turnaround led to creating a platform for sustainable funding as well as a successful $8 million campaign.

Additionally, Ms. Rach has extensive communications expertise, particularly in branding and developing campaign collateral. She has successfully integrated websites, social media, and traditional media into fundraising initiatives that have significantly increased overall funding for organizations.

Widely regarded as a thought leader in the field of professional fundraising, Ms. Rach has recently been invited to serve as an adjunct professor at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. A graduate of Concordia University, Ms. Rach is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She is also an active community volunteer, currently serving on the Board of Directors of HOPE Helps, Inc.