Deborah Kaplan Polivy, Ph.D.

Consultant in Fund Development and Board Management

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You gave a terrific presentation and I am so glad that I was able to attend it. I thoroughly enjoyed your seminar; you were so engaging that I lost all track of time. By any measure you are a very effective speaker and educator and your presentation was – in my eyes - the highlight of the conference.

— Judith Schwed-Lion,Vice President for International Development, Amit

Polivy Discusses Donor Correspondence at eJewish Philanthropy

posted on 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 of the way in which she was thanked by a nonprofit organization. Within a short time she had received three template letters and wondered if that was “normal”. She described the scenario as follows…[read more]

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