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Professionals, at every level, can benefit from coaching and mentoring by experienced industry leaders.

PDA provides individual and group training in a variety of formal and informal settings. Some of the topics we have trained our clients in are:

  • Prospect research
  • Strategic decision making
  • How to identify, recruit and steward quality lay leadership
  • Creating a dynamic fundraising calendar
  • Managing staff
  • Partnering with foundations
  • Creating effective messages via email
  • Creating effective foundation proposals

PDA helps your organization’s leadership understand its role and maximize its potential. Helping lay leadership feel comfortable in their roles as organizational management, PDA coaches board presidents, committee leadership and often the entire board on a variety of important issues such as:

  • Running an interesting and effective meeting
  • Working with committees
  • Maximizing philanthropic gifts
  • Leveraging partnerships
  • Effectively speaking about your organization

PDA has lectured and presented at numerous conferences, organizational gatherings, board meetings, and special events. By creating individuals trainings and lectures PDA teaches effective leadership and management to lay leaders, professional staff, and community members about fundraising and organizational efficiency.

PDA has made presentations to:

  • UJA-Federation, Agency Board Leadership University
  • Lincoln Square Synagogue
  • Family Support Systems Unlimited Inc
  • Smith Barney
  • Chabad
  • Tel Aviv
  • JTA
  • United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism
  • The JCC on the Hudson
  • Riverdale YM-YWHA

Some examples of past presentations

  • How To Get What You Want From Lay People
  • What CFO’s of Non-Profit Organizations should know about fundraising
  • Building Donor Prospects From Within
  • Fundraising Essentials for the Lay Leader
  • The Tried and True Ways of Soliciting Gifts
  • Fundraising Tools Getting to “ YES”
  • Overcoming Barriers to a Successful Solicitation
  • Telling your organization’s story
  • Individual Organizational Solicitation Training