Sara Barrett
Sara Barrett Consulting
Sara Barrett
Phone Number
Work Address

612 Granite Lake Road
Nelson, NH 03457
United States

Regions Served
Consultant Category
Consultant Tags
Board Governance / Development
Capital Campaigns / Feasibility
Donor Communications
Fundraising / Fund Development
Fundraising / Fund Development Planning
Grant Writing - Federal Grants
Grant Writing - Philanthropic Grants
Individual Giving / Major Gifts
Prospect Research
Volunteer Management

Sara is passionate about helping nonprofits better serve their communities. She partners closely with nonprofit leaders to evaluate, strategize, and implement a broad range of fundraising solutions to expand, improve, or scale services for beneficiaries.

Prior to starting her consulting career, Sara worked for more than thirteen years in fundraising and board development roles at large healthcare and higher education nonprofit organizations including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts University, and Keene State College in the greater Boston area.

Sara earned a BA in philosophy and political science from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and an MBA from Simmons College School of Management in Boston, MA.

She is a native of Keene, NH and enjoys running, spending time at NH lakes, and delighting family and friends with dad jokes and puns (she puts the "fun" in fundraising!").

Hundred Nights
Reference Name
Mindy Cambiar, Retired Executive Director
Keene, NH
Description of Work Done
Sara provided a combination of in-house and hybrid campaign counsel for the agency's $6.2 million capital campaign to fund the construction of a new 15,180 sq.ft. emergency shelter and resource center on Water Street in Keene. The funding stack included individual, corporate, and foundation major gifts, and state and government funding including NH Tax Credits, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), ARPA, New Markets Tax Credits, and a Congressionally Directed Spending request made possible by Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption
Reference Name
Sharron Thomas, Executive Director
Swanzey, NH
Description of Work Done
Sara has been working with Fast Friends to make their business model more sustainable following a major shift in the organization's mission from operating domestically to partnering with international greyhound and sighthound rescue organizations. She has guided the organization through business planning, budgeting, grant writing, and cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and new major donors.