Jake is a founding partner of The RAIL Group, serving as the Chief Development Officer and Board Secretary. He provides TRG with over six years of fundraising and nonprofit leadership development experience. Jake has worked directly with Board of Directors members at two different nonprofit organizations, as well as a volunteer advisory board. A component of services to each of these boards was providing advice and training on being active organizational leaders via fundraising, outreach, and strategic planning. While at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), he served as steward of an era of 100% board giving and worked with board members to solicit funds from other organizational members for both annual and capital campaigns.
For the last two years, Jake has worked with The Washington Center’s (TWC) Board of Directors and Alumni Advisory Board members on training seminars for strategic planning, fundraising, volunteer management, and social media outreach. Jake has previously led fundraising efforts for a member-based healthcare non-profit, worked in direct sales for cause-marketing, and guided multiple start-up companies through their development phase.
Jake holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland and maintains membership in Alpha Epsilon Pi and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.