Natalie Rekstad

Founder & Chief Impact Officer


Massachusetts, United States | American

Superpower: Leveraging a strategist’s mind and philanthropist’s heart to attract significant and sustainable funding for global NGO clients.

Natalie Rekstad leads a purpose-driven life as the Founder and Chief Impact Officer of Black Fox Global, a leading fundraising strategy firm serving global NGOs that exists to accelerate the social sector’s effectiveness in solving complex problems on a global scale. As a B Corp, Black Fox Global measures the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit.

Natalie’s core belief is that the future hinges upon a more just and gender-balanced world.  To that end, she is a former trustee of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and is investing significant resources to advance their mission of accelerating economic opportunities for women and girls. Natalie is a Women Moving Millions member and an MCE Social Capital Guarantor; a delegate of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.  She is a gender-lens angel investor and serves on the Global Advisory Board of World Pulse.  Further, she is a newly minted member of Founders Pledge.

Natalie is also an award-winning children’s book author: “The Secret Adventures of Anonymouse,” a random acts of kindness/philanthropy/SEL picture book aimed at 3 – 6-year-olds. It is being translated into over a dozen languages worldwide, reaching over 100 million children through social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum designed by Think Equal, based in the UK.

Speaking Engagements

Black Fox Global strategists share their passion, experience, and skills through workshops and speaking engagements on the national stage and beyond. Natalie Rekstad, Founder/Chief Impact Officer, and BFG team members have been featured speakers with the following organizations: