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Rachel Dickey

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Rachel is an experienced business strategist and attorney who has grown nonprofit and for-profit businesses across multiple industries, including the travel, energy, and legal sectors. As the Director of Strategic Partnerships, she is committed to using her diverse business experience to increase The Prosperity Agenda’s impact and to ensuring that social service organizations across the United States have access to its innovative programs regardless of funding constraints. Her work with nonprofits began over 15 years ago when she became the first Fellow of Cleveland Social Venture Partners, an organization dedicated to fostering nonprofit sustainability in the Cleveland area. From there, Rachel went on to serve as the Director of Marketing and Development for a nonprofit that provided funding, resources, and business education to women entrepreneurs, and has continued to offer grant writing, fundraising and growth strategy consulting to a variety of nonprofit businesses throughout her career.

Before joining The Prosperity Agenda she was the CEO of a technology and digital Marketing company based in Florida, prior to which she was in private practice with a Louisville based law firm. In that role, she advised businesses and entrepreneurs on a wide variety of legal matters, while also serving as the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. During that time, she was named 40 under 40 by Business First Magazine and was recognized as one of the top 20 most influential people in marketing by Insider Louisville. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and obtained her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, after which she was admitted to the Kentucky and California Bar Associations, and served as Staff Attorney to the Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

Rachel’s commitment to growing and supporting nonprofits is exemplified by her past service on numerous boards of directors, including the Forecastle Foundation, Project Warm, and The Main Street Association of Louisville, as well as the advisory board for the National Black MBA Association of Kentucky. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky State Parks Foundation and Hooves of Hope, where she also volunteers as a horse leader for therapeutic riding lessons. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she loves to sing and play the guitar, grows a massive garden, and works on the restoration of her 130 year old house in Kentucky where she lives with her partner and a slew of pets.

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