Sarah M. Jackson, CFRE

Sarah Jackson has established Sarah J Consulting as trusted fundraising counsel to nationally leading mission-driven organizations.

Clients appreciate Sarah's ability to personalize engagements, work dynamically across teams, operate strategically, act quickly, and uphold the highest ethical standards--all with a positive perspective that brings out the best in people.

Sarah launched Sarah J Consulting in 2012 after more than a decade of service to some of the nation's top medical and educational institutions. 

As Harvard University's Managing Director of Institutional Giving, she brought renewed strategy and collaboration to Harvard's schools, university executive leadership, and top corporate and foundation prospects--all in preparation for Harvard's groundbreaking $6.5 billion campaign.

For Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s historic $1 billion campaign, Sarah helped to raise more than $14 million in corporate and foundation support for numerous research, patient care, and community outreach projects.

Earlier in her career, Sarah served as a Development writer and editor at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Development and Communications board committee chairperson at Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

Sarah holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential from CFRE International, the global provider of certification for professional fundraising and the only practice-based credential for career fundraisers. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Emmanuel College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication.

Sarah lives north of Boston with her husband Corey and two small children. She is the 2013 North of Boston Businesswoman of the Year: Small Business category.

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Project Partners

When a project requires additional expertise and support, Sarah enlists the skills of the following collaborators:


Whether writing for the general public or nonprofit organizations or creating and teaching undergraduate courses, Rebecca's goal is to challenge, inform, and inspire. She is a tenured professor of media and communication at Salem State University and an accomplished freelance writer and editor whose publications span nonfiction books, essays, journal articles, op-eds, and nonprofit/health communication. 

Rebecca holds a PhD in Mass Media and Communication from Temple University in Philadelphia, an MS from Boston University, and a BA from Emmanuel College.


Lindsay is experienced in donor and patient relations, as well as fundraising for health care and higher education organizations. She specializes in stewardship and marketing communications pieces, including reports, stories, and proposals.


Lindsay previously worked in stewardship at the University of California San Francisco as part of their historic $6 billion campaign, and at Mount Sinai Health System. She also worked in planned giving at Boston University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and on the Health Care Quality team at New England Baptist Hospital. She has an MBA from Boston University and a degree in psychology from Williams College.