New Development Professionals Institute

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Alison Walter, Mandi Miller, Traci Reisberg
Development Professionals
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Are you a new fundraiser or looking for a day school development refresh?

Join other Jewish day school development professionals with two or fewer years of experience for a three-day online institute focusing on the donor life cycle and exploring the art and science of fundraising through the lens of donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

We’ll take a deep dive into each stage of the donor life cycle and reframe it for day school applicability and language. Throughout the three days together, you will have the opportunity to learn with veteran day school professionals and build relationships with other development professionals from across North America.

Please contact Traci Stratford if you have any questions.

Program Outline

To make the most out of this experience, please plan on attending each of the three days.

Tuesday, August 10 | The Donor Life Cycle

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

Wednesday, August 11 | Day School Deep Dive: Identify, Cultivate

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

Thursday, August 12 | Day School Deep Dive: Solicit, Steward

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

Mandi Miller
Director of Institutional Advancement

Mandi is the Director of Institutional Advancement for Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School and Congregation. She has been at Beth Tfiloh for eighteen years, and in her role oversees all development efforts within the Beth Tfiloh Community including the upcoming Centennial Campaign, Annual Campaign, Capital/Endowment Campaign, Annual Spotlight Scholarship Event, Planned Giving, Alumni Development and works closely with the School’s Board of Trustees. In her elevated role as Director of IA, she convenes the external relations departments to establish and further advance the strategic priorities of the institution. She earned her MBA with a concentration in Non-Profit Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to working at Beth Tfiloh, Mandi worked in both the Women’s and Campaign Departments of The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Mandi takes great pride in being a part of a Jewish Day School Senior Development Directors Networking Group from which she gains tremendous value. She and her husband Brett gratefully send their 2 children Spencer (12) and Emma (7) to Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School.

Director, Prizmah School Services and Catalyzing Resources

Traci is Prizmah's Director of Prizmah School Services and Catalyzing Resources. Learn more about her here.

Alison Walter
Director of Development

Alison holds a B.A. in Sociology and an M.S.W. from the University of Maryland as well as a Masters of Jewish Studies and Certificate of Jewish Communal Work from Hebrew University. Alison is the Director of Development at the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island where she has been for the last eight years. Prior to working at JCDSRI, Alison was the Director of Development at MetroWest Jewish Day School and Women’s Philanthropy at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston. She is currently a Vice President of Membership at Temple Emanuel in Providence where she has served for the past three years. Alison loves taking people to Israel and for past few summers she has facilitated the Momentum trip for mothers. She is a proud mother of three and is married to Brad Walter, a native New Englander and business owner. Alison loves living in the Ocean State and when she isn’t working you can find her at the beach!