Rachel Canar, NGO Catalyst Founder and Director, has more than 20 years of professional NGO experience with particular focus on marketing and resource development. She holds a BA from the University of California in Language Studies and an MA from the Hornstein Program in Jewish Nonprofit Management at Brandeis University. Rachel worked for many years in the U.S. as a Hillel Director and then at the New Israel Fund. Rachel moved to Israel in 2006 to serve as the Director of Development at the Israel Religious Action Center. In 2012 she joined Minuf as a consultant for strategic fundraising and became Associate Director soon after.
In 2015, Rachel created NGO Catalyst, providing consulting for strategic resource development as well as training, job matching, mentoring and peer networking to hundreds of fundraisers in Israel.
Rachel uses the lessons learned from both her successes as well as failures, along with a uniquely creative and strategic approach, in order to help advance Israel’s third sector. She accomplishes this by encouraging NGOs and fundraisers to make the changes they need to succeed and providing them with the skills and tools they need plus a community to support them in the process.