Deborah Kaplan Polivy, Ph.D.

Consultant in Fund Development and Board Management

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A Response to ‘Six Main Reasons Fundraising Fails’ or the Travails of a Development Director

March 1st, 2016

Deborah’s article, “A Response to ‘Six Main Reasons Fundraising Fails’ or the Travails of a Development Director” on eJewish Philanthropy strongly resonated with readers. She was inundated with emails and inquiries based on the content. You might want to read it if you have not or review it again if you have. Click here to […]

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Successful Boards Depend on Good Staffing

September 10th, 2015

Read Deborah’s newest article printed on July 23, 2015 in eJewish Philanthropy: Approval of the budget is often a rote exercise of whatever is produced by staff and/or a finance or executive committee without much explanation or input by the board…Read more

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Interview with Cause Planet

May 6th, 2015

Deborah will be interviewed by the folks at Cause Planet on May 28. Click here for more information

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How Do You Measure Development Success?

August 15th, 2014

Polivy’s article “How Do You Measure Development Success?” appears in eJewish Philanthropy This article about fundraising proposes a different measure of success or really a combination of them that when adopted will result in substantive development strategic planning. Continue reading…

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Sharing Your Mission: Partnership for Change

June 19th, 2014

Deborah just returned from Israel where she spoke about her new book at a conference in Jerusalem, “Sharing Your Mission: Partnership for Change,” hosted by On-Track Consulting and BDO, an international accounting and consulting firm. She also conducted a seminar at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Beersheba) for the graduate students and alumni of […]

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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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