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Jewish Philanthropy Podcast

Nov 7, 2022

Dan Forman

Topic:  Fundraising Tips from a Master
Guest: Dan Forman
Dan Forman is currently Senior Philanthropic Advisor at Yeshiva University and previously
served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement from 1995-2016. During his tenure as Vice President, Dan directed two comprehensive campaigns that generated more than $1.6 billion for YU and its Schools. Prior to YU, Dan was Executive Director of the 1986-1995 CapItal Campaign at NY UJA-FEDERATION which generated $1.2 billion as well as directed the principal gifts department of its Annual Campaign raising $80 million per annum. Dan was also Executive Director of UJA-FEDERATION’S Westchester Division as well as Jewish Community Centers in Mt. Vernon, NY and Boston, Mass.
Dan has taught strategic planning and fundraising at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, YU’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, The New School, Brandeis University, Marymount College, and Leslie College. He also currently provides philanthropic advisory services to a select number of institutions.
His undergraduate degrees from SUNY of Buffalo include a BA in History, BS in Social Work, and a BS in Photography. He received an MSW from Boston University School of Social Work with a concentration in Administration. Dan also was a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business Institute of Nonprofit Management where he later taught for ten years. More recently, Dan and other colleagues helped launch YU’s Certificate Program in Jewish Philanthropy focused on training new professionals in the field of development. Dan has been a guest speaker and panelist at numerous conferences and workshops on fundraising, leadership development, capital campaigns, and nonprofit management.
In this episode we explore:

1. The Art of the Ask

2. Using lay leaders to your advantage

3. Wonderful Mentors

4. Covid Fundraising

5. Long-Term Fundraising/Capital Campaigns

6. A Rewarding Meaningful Profession

and much more!