Lake County Haven

Campaign Strategy Development

Lake County Haven (LCH) empowers homeless women and their children to achieve permanent, independent living by providing temporary housing and.

View Project →

Prizmah Jewish Day School Conference

Training

At the 2016 Prizmah Jewish Day School Conference, Amy Schiffman presented on Building a Highly Effective Board. This presentation drew.

View Project →

Park Plaza

Event Management

Park Plaza, the premier, independent-living community in Chicago for Jewish seniors, retained Giving Tree Associates in December 2016 to plan.

View Project →

Jewish Federations of North America

Strategic Planning

From June to November 2016, Giving Tree Associates partnered with Social Profit Ventures on a strategic planning process for JFNA’s.

View Project →

Highland Park Community Foundation

Strategic Planning, Training

In April 2016, the Highland Park Community Foundation (HPCF) Board of Directors participated in a board retreat, led by Giving.

View Project →

Dare2tri

Annual Campaign Management, Campaign Strategy Development, Event Management

Giving Tree Associates began working with Dare2tri in 2015 to conduct an organizational assessment and build a major gifts program..

View Project →

Goldie’s Place

Strategic Planning

From March through July 2016, Giving Tree Associates guided Goldie’s Place through a strategic planning process that resulted in a.

View Project →

The ARK

Coaching

Giving Tree Associates provided coaching services to The ARK to help expand its major donor program. Giving Tree guided The.

View Project →

ELI Talks

Campaign Strategy Development

Giving Tree Associates worked with ELI Talks to develop a fundraising plan to ensure its ongoing sustainability once its primary.

View Project →

Carmel Catholic High School

Strategic Planning

In 2016, Giving Tree Associates guided Carmel Catholic High School through a six-month strategic planning process. Working with both senior.

View Project →

Temple Beth El

Campaign Strategy Development

In January 2016, Temple Beth-El, a Reform congregation located in Northbrook, Illinois, retained Giving Tree Associates to conduct an assessment.

View Project →

Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake

Campaign Strategy Development

From February 2016-July 2016, Giving Tree Associates worked with Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake on an organizational assessment. Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake is a Jewish overnight camp in New York that aims.

View Project →

Jewish New Teacher Project

Annual Campaign Management

Giving Tree Associates was hired by Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP) in August of 2014 to develop and implement their.

View Project →

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

Coaching, Training

GTA Principal Amy Schiffman trained and coached eight Jewish day schools in July 2015 as part of the Jewish Federation.

View Project →

Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver

Training

GTA Principal Amy Schiffman facilitated two solicitation training sessions for lay leadership in June 2015.  One training was designed for.

View Project →

Emanuel Congregation

Event Management

On Sunday, May 31, 2015, Emanuel Congregation held The Schaalman Centenary Celebration to honor Rabbi Herman and Lotte Schaalman, and.

View Project →

Purple Asparagus

Strategic Planning

From March through July 2015, Giving Tree Associates led Purple Asparagus’ Board, staff and key volunteers through a strategic planning.

View Project →

Joshua Venture Group

Training

Giving Tree was hired by Joshua Venture Group in May 2015 to facilitate a full day training for its 2014/16.

View Project →

Justin Wynn Fund

Strategic Planning

From March – August 2015, Giving Tree Associates led the Justin Wynn Fund board and staff through a strategic planning.

View Project →

Reading in Motion

Annual Campaign Management, Training

Operating as the Interim Director of Development, Giving Tree ensured that the organization’s fundraising program built momentum and achieved major.

View Project →

North American Jewish Day School Conference

Training

GTA Principal Amy Schiffman spoke at the March 2015 National Jewish Day School Conference on the development and maintenance of.

View Project →

University of Maryland Hillel

Feasibility Study

Giving Tree Associates conducted a capital campaign feasibility study for the University of Maryland Hillel from July 2014 through January.

View Project →

Twist Out Cancer

Campaign Strategy Development, Coaching, Event Management, Training

Twist Out Cancer (TOC) is a global community for anyone touched by cancer to create, support and inspire.  What makes.

View Project →

The Hillels of Illinois

Training

Giving Tree Principal Amy Schiffman facilitated a professional development meeting for The Hillels of Illinois on November 12, 2014. In Illinois,.

View Project →

A Just Harvest

Annual Campaign Management, Campaign Strategy Development, Training

Giving Tree Associates was hired by A Just Harvest in March 2014 to develop a strategic annual campaign plan. A.

View Project →

A Safe Place

Annual Campaign Management, Campaign Strategy Development, Training

Giving Tree Associates was hired by A Safe Place in March 2014 to build a major gifts program and assess.

View Project →

Family First Support Center of Lake County

Campaign Strategy Development

Giving Tree Associates was retained by the Family First Support Center of Lake County in February 2014 to create a.

View Project →

Amandla Charter School

Annual Campaign Management, Grant Research and Writing

Giving Tree Associates was hired to assess Amandla Charter School’s fundraising capacity and develop an annual giving program. Giving Tree.

View Project →

Purple Asparagus

Training

Purple Asparagus strives to teach children across the Chicagoland area to enjoy food that’s healthy for the planet and for.

View Project →

Reading in Motion

Event Management

Giving Tree Associates was hired by Reading In Motion in June 2013 to help plan and execute their 30th Anniversary.

View Project →

Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City

Training

Giving Tree Associates was invited to conduct a solicitation training workshop for Federation lay and professional leadership in January 2014..

View Project →

William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation

Annual Campaign Management, Campaign Strategy Development, Event Management

The mission of the William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation (WGFRF) is to promote advances in the field of oncology, particularly.

View Project →

IMD Guest House Foundation

Annual Campaign Management, Grant Research and Writing

Giving Tree Associates was hired by IMD Guest House Foundation in June 2013 to strengthen their grants and foundation relations.

View Project →

Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim

Capital/Endowment Campaign Management

In July 2011, Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, a Reform synagogue in Deerfield, hired Giving Tree Associates to provide administrative.

View Project →

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Training

Giving Tree Associates was invited to conduct a solicitation training workshop for the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s young leadership.

View Project →

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

Annual Campaign Management

Giving Tree Associates started working with Spertus Institute in July of 2011.  Spertus’ offerings span a continuum of adult interests,.

View Project →

University of Michigan Hillel

Campaign Strategy Development

In November 2013, Giving Tree Associates was hired to assess University of Michigan (UM) Hillel’s fundraising program and develop a.

View Project →

The Jackson Chance Foundation

Coaching

In September 2013, Giving Tree Associates was hired to provide executive coaching for The Jackson Chance Foundation’s first event, The.

View Project →

Imerman Angels

Annual Campaign Management, Event Management, Grant Research and Writing

Giving Tree Associates was hired in February 2011 to assess the organization, create a strategic Annual Giving Program and develop.

View Project →

Advancing the Interests of Animals

Annual Campaign Management, Campaign Strategy Development

Advancing the Interests of Animals (AIA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals and encouraging.

View Project →

Aegis Trust

Annual Campaign Management, Campaign Strategy Development

The Aegis Trust is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world without genocide. It is headquartered in the.

View Project →

Ensemble Dal Niente

Campaign Strategy Development

Ensemble Dal Niente hired Giving Tree Associates in November 2013 to develop a short and long term strategic fundraising strategy.

View Project →

The Cove School

Capital/Endowment Campaign Management, Coaching, Grant Research and Writing

In November 2012 Giving Tree Associates was hired to assist The Cove School with their 65th Anniversary Capital Campaign and.

View Project →

Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis

Annual Campaign Management, Campaign Strategy Development, Event Management

Giving Tree was hired in June 2013 by the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis to provide a thorough assessment of the.

View Project →

Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School

Training

Giving Tree Associates facilitated a half day board retreat for Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School in late 2012.  The.

View Project →

Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School

Training

Giving Tree Associates facilitated a full day board retreat for Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in October of 2013.  The.

View Project →

Israel Cancer Research Fund Chicago Chapter

Event Management

In August 2013, the Israel Cancer Research Fund Chicago Chapter hired Giving Tree Associates to provide administrative support and overall.

View Project →

Wolcott School Chicago

Campaign Strategy Development, Capital/Endowment Campaign Management, Grant Research and Writing

Giving Tree Associates was hired by Wolcott School, Chicago’s independent college prep high school dedicated to students with learning differences,.

View Project →

Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation of Chicago (GIRF)

Coaching, Training

Founded in 1962, the Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation of Chicago (GIRF) is dedicated to raising funds for clinical and laboratory research.

View Project →

The Lynn Sage Foundation

Grant Research and Writing

Giving Tree was hired by the The Lynn Sage Foundation in February 2012 to write a corporate sponsorship proposal for.

View Project →

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Coaching, Event Management

In October of 2012, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (BZAEDS), a private Jewish Day School in Chicago, hired Giving Tree Associates to manage live, silent and online auctions for its biennial event. More than 525 guests attended the event at the Swissotel in Chicago where the school hosted its largest attendance to date and exceeded its fundraising goal of $400,000.

View Project →

Builders of Jewish Education

Training

The Builders of Jewish Education Day School/Administrators Retreat in LA served as an opportunity for 39 area day schools to join together to learn, share and collaborate on issues of concern to heads of school, development directors, administrators and board members.  Amy Schiffman, GTA Principal, facilitated two sessions — one on fundraising for the busy head of school, and the other on the development of a strategic campaign plan — as well as moderated a panel on the topic of creating a culture of philanthropy. 

View Project →

Share our Spare

Training

In February 2013, Giving Tree Associates was hired by Share our Spare to lead their Board Facilitation. Founded in June 2011, the organization is dedicated to sharing new and gently-used clothing, toys and supplies with children ages four and under. Looking to move forward as an organization, Giving Tree Associates helped organize and implement the Board’s top priorities.

View Project →

Partnership for Excellence for Jewish Education

Coaching, Training

The Partnership for Excellence for Jewish Education (PEJE) believes that Jewish day school education is critical to fostering an engaged Jewish people for an enduring future. Its focus on three critical levers; professional leadership, board governance and financial sustainability, allowed Giving Tree…

View Project →

Hillel at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Annual Campaign Management

Hillel at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to over 5,000 Jewish students on campus and provides programs and activities for the campus community at large. Their building is located in the heart of the UW campus and downtown Madison and provides a home and support to over 30…

View Project →

HIAS Chicago

Capital/Endowment Campaign Management, Event Management, Training

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Chicago hired Giving Tree in July of 2010 to manage its 100th Anniversary Endowment campaign and celebration. HIAS Chicago is one of the country’s most well respected providers of immigration services, assisting people seeking refuge from desperate conditions through the immigration process, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. The…

View Project →

Food Allergy Initiative Chicago

Event Management

In November of 2009, Food Allergy Initiative of Chicago (FAI), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding life-saving treatment and ultimately a cure for food allergies, retained GTA. In partnership with FAI Chicago, Giving Tree facilitated the solicitation of major gifts, sponsorship level…

View Project →

Stage 773 (Formerly Lukaba Productions)

Campaign Strategy Development

Giving Tree Associates was retained in January of 2010 to develop a strategic campaign plan for Lukaba Productions. Consultants guided professional and lay leadership in the production of project budgets, activity timetables and a campaign-related marketing plan. In the spring of 2010 the…

View Project →

Camp Kesem

Annual Campaign Management

In May of 2010, GTA was retained by Camp Kesem, an organization that allows college students with a desire to make a difference to come together with children, ages 6-16, from families coping with cancer for a magical, transformational, free week at sleep-away camp. Giving Tree was hired to create a major gifts campaign and to provide training, facilitation and a formalized structure for its…

View Project →

North Shore Congregation Israel

Capital/Endowment Campaign Management, Training

In early 2005, North Shore Congregation Israel, a Reform synagogue in Glencoe, Illinois, planned and launched an $18 million capital campaign in order to renovate and expand their current facility. In July of 2008, Giving Tree Associates was hired to manage the final fundraising phase of the project, which…

View Project →

Camp Young Judaea Midwest

Campaign Strategy Development, Training

In October of 2008, Camp Young Judaea Midwest retained Giving Tree Associates to maximize a matching grant opportunity from a national funder. Giving Tree guided Camp leadership in the development of its Board Members as fundraisers, the evaluation of their direct mail campaign and…

View Project →

Jewish Council for Youth Services

Event Management

In 2008, Giving Tree Associates was hired by Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) to manage the “Max-Am,” a tennis-based fundraiser that was created by one of the Giving Tree Principals in 2003. Giving Tree coordinated all aspects of the event, including management of the volunteer committee…

View Project →