September 18 Speaker Series Event

Leveraging Lay Leadership

On September 18, 2019, Giving Tree Associates presented a professional development and network-building program in partnership with Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership’s Fundraisers Forum. Giving Tree’s Co-Founder and Principal, Amy Schiffman, presented alongside Spertus Adjunct Faculty Member Gary Weinstein about engaging volunteers in fundraising efforts, how to identify the characteristics of a powerful campaign team, and training your leadership to keep them engaged.

Following the presentation, moderator Ellen Spira Hattenbach, Spertus’ VP for External Relations, asked Amy and Gary to speak about what it takes to have a productive relationship between lay leaders and development professionals, the steps organizations can take to create a stronger culture of philanthropy on their boards, and other important topics.

For those of you who were able to join us, thanks for attending! If you missed the event, but still want some insights into the conversation, you can read Amy’s blog about Leveraging Lay Leadership and download her presentation HERE.