Deborah Kaplan Polivy, Ph.D.

Consultant in Fund Development and Board Management

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It’s Time to Review Your End of Year Mailings

January 16th, 2013

Deborah Polivy’s article It’s Time to Review Your End of Year Mailings appeared recently on eJewish Philanthropy. Here’s an excerpt: Over the past month I am sure that you, like me, have read many blogs and articles about end of year giving. Most of these suggested ways that you might convey a message so as […]

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John Wiley & Sons to publish Polivy’s New Book!

December 1st, 2012

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has signed a contract to publish Deborah Polivy’s new book, Donor Cultivation and the Donor Life Cycle Map: A New Framework for Fundraising. The book will be in print sometime next year. Stay tuned for more details!

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The Donor Lifecycle Map as a Useful Development Planning Tool

September 7th, 2012

A recent article by Deborah, “The Donor Lifecycle Map as a Useful Development Planning Tool,” appeared in e-Jewish Philanthropy on July 12, 2012.

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2012 Summer Updates

August 22nd, 2012

Deborah continues to serve as a coach for the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) and she is shown here at the July Summer Intensive Development Workshop. A recent article by Deborah, “The Donor Lifecycle Map as a Useful Development Planning Tool,” appeared in e-Jewish Philanthropy on July 12, 2012. NeighborWorks America assigned Deborah […]

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Polivy Discusses Donor Correspondence at eJewish Philanthropy

January 26th, 2012

Polivy’s article “Three Thank You Templates and You’re OUT!” was recently published at eJewish Philanthropy. She analyses a specific series of thank you note templates sent to one donor and explores issues and approaches to donor correspondence. Because I coach so many fund raising professionals, a friend called the other day to ask my opinion […]

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Endowment Building: Let’s Say What We Mean

November 25th, 2011

Here’s an excerpt from an article about planned giving recently published by Deborah Polivy: Why don’t we use the correct language when speaking about endowment building? Why don’t we say building an endowment to ensure ongoing resources for our Jewish communities and organizations? We often use the terms “planned giving and/or “legacy giving” when what […]

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“Annual Gift, Endowment Gift, or Both?” appears in Planned Giving Today

November 22nd, 2011

Deborah Polivy’s article “Annual Gift, Endowment Gift, or Both?” appeared on Page 1 of the December issue of Planned Giving Today. Planned Giving Today is the premier monthly resource serving the planned giving community and connecting readers to leading professionals in the field since 1990.

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Polivy hired by Ohr Torah Stone

December 16th, 2010

Deborah has been hired by Ohr Torah Stone Colleges and Graduate Programs in Efrat, Israel to help the organization establish an endowment program in honor of the 70th birthday of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin. Rabbi Riskin founded the institution in 1983 with the mission to  “work toward the unification of the Jewish world by promoting a […]

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Polivy appointed as consultant to NeighborWorks America

December 16th, 2010

Deborah was just appointed as a consultant for NeighborWorks America, “a national nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts.”  Her first assignment was to provide board training on effectiveness and fund raising for the Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc. Here are some quotes […]

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Two new clients

August 12th, 2009

Deborah completed assignments for two very different clients in 2009 – Bikur V’Ezrat Cholim, a social service organization in Jerusalem, Israel and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, a family oriented facility in Springfield, Massachusetts – and yet the issues that each faced were the same.  Both organizations needed a new or refurbished building […]

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