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

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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Annual Gift Planning Conference of State Street Global Advisors

June 18th, 2014

Deborah Kaplan Polivy presented at the Annual Gift Planning Conference of State Street Global Advisors on April 29, 2014. The title of her presentation was “A New Way to Think About Gift Planning: The Intersection of the Donor Lifecycle Map and Cultivation Tools.”

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Speaking Engagements – NeighborWorks America

February 17th, 2014

“Underdeveloped: Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising,” NeighborWorks America Training Institute, Los Angeles, California, 2/26/2014.

“A New Way to Think About Gift Planning: The Intersection of the Donor Lifecycle Map and Cultivation Tools,” State Street Global Advisors Charitable Asset Management Gift Planning Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 29, 2014.

Quotes from recent presentations:

Hey Debbie,

Thank YOU!  It was a great workshop and it appears that it was well received!

– Joel Weiss, Vice President of Advancement
Jewish Senior Life Foundation, Rochester New York
(about endowment development workshop for Board)

You were awesome today. I can’t thank you enough. It was a terrific way to get everyone moving.

– Lisa D. Gurwitch, Senior Vice President
Institutional Advancement/External Relations, World Learning
(about staff workshop using the donor life cycle map and cultivation tools)

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Polivy to appear on the Nonprofit Coach Radio Show

September 18th, 2013

The Nonprofit Coach Radio Show features the latest in charity news, technology, fundraising and social networking. Host Ted Hart and his guests help you maneuver through this economic downturn in the charitable sector to greater levels of efficiency and fundraising success.

You can tune in on November 26 for guest expert Deborah Kaplan Polivy who will discuss her new book, Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map:  A New Framework for Fundraising, as well as other topics pertaining to fund raising, development, and board management.

Click here to listen.

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It’s Time to Review Your End of Year Mailings

January 16th, 2013

year end mailingsDeborah 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 to ensure a response, and a generous one, on the part of the recipient. Now, at the beginning of 2013, we are already starting to receive recommendations as to how to increase donations for the coming year. I’d like to propose one idea. … [Read more…]

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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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