Michael D. Rubin

Principal and Founder, Michael D. Rubin and Associates

With 30 years of experience as a nonprofit fundraising professional, Michael Rubin, CFRE brings a wealth of capabilities, perspective and insight to every consulting engagement. Under Michael’s leadership, Michael D. Rubin and Associates has been engaged by nonprofit organizations with a variety of missions, including: higher education, the arts, independent elementary and secondary schools, health care, public radio, animal welfare, religious, and communal service. Michael’s leadership style inspires a “hands-on” approach within the organization—coupling measurable outcomes with a creative flair.

Michael frequently works alongside board members or staff during face-to-face visits or solicitations for leadership gifts. As a volunteer leader on two boards, Michael understands how important it is to give back as well as to experience first-hand issues facing nonprofit board members.

Prior to founding Michael D. Rubin & Associates, Michael was Director of Development at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, where he planned and helped execute a $50 million capital campaign. He was also responsible for a broad range of fundraising functions at Rush University Medical Center and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago.

He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and earned designation as an associate in the Society of Actuaries. Michael earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan, and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.