Deborah Kaplan Polivy, Ph.D.

Consultant in Fund Development and Board Management

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I loved having the opportunity to work with you on this wonderful and exciting project. Your insight, wisdom and experience are a tremendous asset and compliment my work beautifully.

— Maxine Stein, Director of Development, National Yiddish Book Center

Are You and Your Donors Ready to Talk About Endowment?

September 6th, 2016

Deborah will be giving a workshop for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven on October 19 entitled “Are You and Your Donors Ready to Talk About Endowment? Understanding Annual, Capital and Endowment Gifts“.

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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.

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Speaking Engagements – Greater Miami Jewish Federation

September 10th, 2015

Deborah will be giving a speech on October 27, 2015 for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Create a Jewish Legacy Program

Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Moving Your Doors from Dec to Doc
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How to Transform Declarations of Intent to Documented Gifts

Deborah has been working with the Jewish Senior Life Foundation in Rochester, New York, to help the organization design its endowment policies and procedures, to produce a terrific marketing booklet and to create a strategy for using the brochure.

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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.

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Events and Articles for spring 2015

February 2nd, 2015

Planned Giving Today

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Workshop for NeighborWorks America

October 23rd, 2014

Deborah will lead two workshops for NeighborWorks America: “Underdeveloped: Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising” October 27 in Sacramento, California and “The Role of the Executive Director in Creating a Culture of Philanthropy” on December 10 in Washington, D.C.

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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 the Social Leadership Program in the School of Business as well as masters’ students in the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Deborah enjoys a conversation with Professor Oded Lowengart, Dean, Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba.

Deborah enjoys a conversation with Professor Oded Lowengart, Dean, Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba.

 

 

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Recent Speaking Engagements

June 18th, 2014

Polivy spoke for NeighborWorks America in New Orleans, April 23, 2014 and made a presentation at State Street Global Advisors Annual Gift Planning Conference, April 29, 2014

On June 3, 2014, Deborah appeared on a live discussion on donor retention called “Advice for Building Donor Loyalty”. The webinar was A Chronicle of Philanthropy Live Discussion hosted by Idit Knaan.

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