Promoting Excellence and Trust in the Nonprofit Sector

Rebecca Murphy

RCM Strategic Consulting

Baltimore, MD


Rebecca Murphy is the Principal of RCM Strategic Consulting, where she utilizes her more than 25 years experience in government, public policy, nonprofits, community development and philanthropy to design and implement a wide range of projects throughout the Northeast, with a particular focus in the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland. Her practice focuses on real estate development consulting, project implementation, strategic planning, relationship cultivation and management, public-private collaborations and partnerships, capacity building, and project management.

Professional experience includes:

  • Professional development and training, as well as contracts administration and coordination of public-private partnerships for the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
  • Director of Special Projects for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, with a focus on public private partnerships, interagency collaboration, and facilitation of external relationships with businesses and philanthropic agencies. Successful projects include the Mayor’s Mentoring Initiative, a partnership between the City and Big Brothers Big Sisters to identify, train, and place mentors from area businesses and government agencies with children on the BBBS waiting list.
  • Work with ABAG, the Family League, and area foundations on program development, capacity building and grant review, specifically in the area of out-of-school time.
  • Worked with the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) conducting training and board meeting facilitation, as well as providing assistance in the drafting of a five year strategic plan.
  • Work with a national nonprofit to cultivate and create partnerships in Baltimore City with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
  • Work with Echo Hill Outdoor School, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, on the development of a fundraising and sustainability plan

Among her civic activities, Rebecca is the longtime chair of the campaign committee for the Chair of

the Appropriations Committee for the Maryland State Legislature, Delegate Maggie McIntosh.