DLead Cohorts

Do you ever wish you had a network of like-minded fundraising professionals who face the same obstacles you do, day in and day out?

A group that understands your goals as well as your hurdles? People who truly get it?

 

DLead makes that dream reality. Our cohorts build community, surface challenges and provide a space to share best practices as we navigate the ever-changing world of Jewish fundraising. Each DLead cohort is composed of a talented group of fundraising professionals in similar roles across varying Jewish organizations. These highly specialized networks serve as sounding boards, idea generators and support systems to members. Through year-round engagement opportunities, cohort members lift each other up — working together to shape the future of the Jewish world.

Current Cohorts

Lead Fundraisers Cohort

Selection Criteria

Members must:

  1. Serve as the senior development professional at a Jewish communal/Israel organization that raises $3 million+ annually from a national portfolio of donors
  2. Oversee at least one fundraising professional
  3. Have at least 5 years management experience

Capacity

20

Status

At capacity Click here to join waitlist

Current Members

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Senior Major Gifts Fundraisers Cohort

Selection Criteria

Members must:

  1. Serve as a Senior Major Gifts Fundraiser responsible for raising gifts at the five-figure and above level for a national Jewish communal/Israel organization with a charity rating of 3 stars or above
  2. Have at least 5 years of direct fundraising experience

Capacity

15

Status

At capacity Click here to join waitlist

Current Members

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Institutional Giving Advancers Cohort

Selection Criteria

Members must:

  1. Serve as a grant writer for a Jewish communal/Israel organization that raises at least $3 million annually
  2. Have at least 3 years grant writing experience

Capacity

15

Status

Open Click here to apply

Current Members

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Cohorts inFormation

  • Lead fundraisers for national organizations that raise between $1-$5 million
  • Development operations leads
  • Early career development professionals
  • Fundraising US Dollars, based in Israel
  • Development consultants
  • Major gifts with 10+ years experience
  • Executive Directors of small organizations looking to expand their fundraising skills

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Ready to find your people? Apply now.

Have questions, or want to recommend another cohort? Please reach out to: evan@dlead.org.

FAQ

Why join a cohort?

Cohorts are where the real DLead magic happens. Almost immediately you will have a new network of colleagues facing the same challenges you are on a day to day basis. Plus you will have access to additional opportunities to accelerate your career like DLead Select

What is the selection process?

In order to maximize the experience for our cohort members, we limit the number of development professionals in each group. Our application process ensures that all cohort members share similar professional experience and challenges.

How much does it cost to join?

Thanks to the generosity of the Schusterman Family Philanthropies, there is currently no cost to join a DLead Cohort.

Where do I apply?

Click here to apply. We will update you on your application status within 2-3 weeks.

What if I want to join a cohort that isn't listed under Cohorts in Formation?

Great! Please click here, choose the third option and let us know what cohort you would be interested in joining (e.g. what is your title). If there is enough interest, we will do our best to make it happen.

“Fundraising can be a lonely job. Having a community of peers to share best practices, seek advice, and understand what is happening across the Jewish spectrum has made me a better professional.”

-Corey Cutler

Senior Director of Development Foundation for Jewish Camp

Corey
Cutler

Senior Director of Development
Foundation for Jewish Camp

Larry
Gast

Vice President of Development
Moishe House

Catherine
Gibson

Director of Development
NCJW

Avital
Ingber

Chief Advancement Officer
Honeymoon Israel

Andrea
Kovalsky

Resource Development Officer
JDC Entwine

Lisa
Lepson

Vice President of Development
The Forward

Nessa
Liben

Chief Advancement Officer
The Jewish Education Project

Julie
Lipsett-Singer

Senior Vice President, Development
American Friends of Tel-Aviv University

Michael
Litenberg-Brown
*

Vice President
Friends of United Hatzalah

Evan
Majzner

Chief Growth Officer
itrek

Mike
Navisky

Director of Development
18Doors

Hannah Strasser Olson*

Vice President of Development
Prizmah

Naomi
Reinharz

Chief Development Officer
American-Israel Friendship League

Wendy
Rhein

Senior Director of Philanthropy
Repair the World

Shira
Sarfati

Director of Development
Avodah

Will
Schneider

Director of Advancement
PJ Library

Lexie
Tuchman

Director of Development
TAMID

Senior Major Gifts Fundraisers

Anna
Allen
*

Senior Development Officer
JDC

Ely
Benhamo

Director of Major Gifts
OneTable

Julia
Cinnamon

Major Gift Officer
Repair the World

Lirone
Edalati

Associate Director of Donor Relations
Israeli Scholarship Education Foundation

Margot
Ettlinger

Vice President of Northeast Region
Birthright Israel Foundation

Andrew
Feuerstein

Director, Real Estate Division
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Lander
Gold

Associate VP of Advancement
Moishe House

Haylee
Jacobs
*

Senior Director, Northeast
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Jason
Katz

Major Gifts Officer
United Hatzalah of Israel

Nila
Lazarus

Senior Director of Development, New York
American Technion Society

Rachel
Phillipson

Director of Strategic Gifts
TAMID Group

Erica
Rabhan

Southeast Regional Advancement Officer
Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Dawn
Saidel

Senior Development Executive
American Friends of Magen David Adom

Aaron
White

Director, Individual Giving
The Forward

Institutional Giving Advancers

Cory
Doliner

Senior Development Officer
itrek

Naava
Frank
*

Institutional Giving Manager
Honeymoon Israel

Mindy
Goldberg

Director of Development
Be Free Israel

Sarah Beth
Kaye

Director of Institutional Giving & Funder Relations
Upstart

Liz
Klein
*

Director of Grants & Special Projects
Birthright Israel Foundation

Josh
Mandell

Grants Manager
The Forward

Jenna
Neulander

Foundation Relations Manager
Momentum

Devorah
Scheinerman

Director of Grants and Foundation Gifts
United Hatzalah

Gaby
Schoenfeld

Grant Writer & Administrator
Foundation for Jewish Camp

*Cohort Co-Chair

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