Amy Schiffman

Evolve Giving Group

 

Member profile details

First Name
Amy
Last Name
Schiffman
Company
Evolve Giving Group
Title
President & CEO
Phone
847-942-6071
Address Line 1
808 Westwood Lane
City
Wilmette
State
IL
Zip Code
60091
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Company Overview
Evolve Giving Group strengthens nonprofit organizations through counsel and collaboration. We recognize that each nonprofit organization faces unique challenges. We’re dedicated to partnering with our clients to develop customized solutions that enable the long-term growth of the organization. We help clients build capabilities, develop strategic and tactical plans, and cultivate the leadership that will sustain their organization into the future.
Services
CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT – Annual Campaigns and Capital Campaigns
We work with clients to build a results-oriented fundraising strategy, and help manage the day-to-day details including budgeting, event planning, donor and prospect research.
EVENT MANAGEMENT
Planning and executing innovative fundraising events are critical to achieving an organization’s annual and capital campaign goals. Evolve will ensure that events align with the organization’s strategy and meet development objectives.
STRATEGIC CAMPAIGN PLANNING
A comprehensive strategic plan that has the support of professional and volunteer leadership is critical to long-term success. Evolve works to develop a strategic campaign plan for board and staff to use for a broad spectrum of operating needs including: budgeting, recruitment, marketing, developing committee charges, setting fundraising goals, assessing programs and other organizational goals.
GRANT RESEARCH AND WRITING
When an organization needs assistance identifying potential funders and writing grant proposals, Evolve assists with every stage of the process and help the organization leverage these opportunities.
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Staff and board must be able to work together seamlessly to execute strategic fundraising plans. Our experience working as professionals and volunteers in many organizations enables us to recommend board member roles and responsibilities, as well as help define staff roles. We will work with an organization’s board and staff to identify training and coaching opportunities and develop the resources needed to be more effective. We also have a full service executive recruiting team.
Practice Areas (maximum of 3)
  • Board Development
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Executive Coaching
  • Strategic planning
Client List
ARTS
The Ciesla Foundation
Imagination Theater
Intonation Music Workshop
Stage 773 (Formerly Lukaba Productions)

EDUCATION
Amandla Charter School
Austin Jewish Academy*
Ben Porat Yosef Yeshiva Day School*
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Beth Yeshurun Day School
Bronfman Jewish Education Centre
Chicago International Charter School
Chicago Jewish Day School
Chicagoland Jewish High School*
Columbus Torah Academy*
The Cove School
Hebrew Academy of Montreal*
Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
Jewish Education Leadership Institute (JELI)
Milwaukee Jewish Day School
Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE)
Ronald Knox Montessori School
SAR Academy*
Solomon Schechter Academy of Montréal*
Solomon Schechter Academy of New London*
Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley*
Spertus Institute
Temple Beth Am/Pressman Academy, LA*
Torah Academy of Bergen County*
Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia*
Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School*
Wolcott School
Yeshiva University: Institute for University-School Partnership
Yeshivat Noam

CAMPS
B’nai B’rith Beber Camp
Camp JRF
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
Camp Young Judaea Midwest

FAITH-BASED
Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue
Builders of Jewish Education- Los Angeles
Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
Faith in Public Life
Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University
Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
Hillel at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
Jewish Reconstructionist Movement
North Shore Congregation Israel
UJA-Federation of New York

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Camp Kesem
Comer Development Board (CDB) at the University of Chicago
Food Allergy Initiative Chicago
Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation of Chicago (GIRF)
Imerman Angels
Lynn Sage Foundation
Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation

SOCIAL SERVICES
Advancing the Interests of Animals
The ARK
Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry
Goldie’s Place
HIAS Chicago
Imagine Englewood if…
Jewish Child and Family Services
Jewish Council for Youth Services
Junior League of Kane and Dupage Counties, Inc.
Keep on Keeping on
Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago
National Center for Arts & Technology
Reading in Motion
Sigma Alpha Mu – Rho Fraternity, University of Illinois
Share our Spare
Testimonial 1
“When Evolve came to our first meeting we had no fundraising campaign or lay leadership. Only six months later, we have a comprehensive annual campaign, a sophisticated and friendly donor database system, and an energized group of 15 lay leaders on our annual campaign committee. This committee includes alumni, parent, camper, community, event, communications, special projects, and membership chairs. Evolve was able to mobilize our staff and lay leaders around a dynamic and innovative campaign.”

Stefan Teodosic, Director, Beber Camp
Testimonial 2
“Thank you … for all your wonderful work! We couldn't have done it without you. Your knowledge about how to plan, manage, and execute a capital campaign is extensive. You were also able to translate your expertise in a way that was understandable to us, even though it was our first capital campaign. We learned so much from you…we will be able to take many of the techniques you taught us and implement them into our annual giving program. So, your work with us will continue to benefit the agency, and thus the women and children we serve. Thank you!”

LAURA SABINO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LAKE COUNTY HAVEN
Testimonial 3
“My experience with our consultants was outstanding. I am extremely happy with the high quality of their work. Tina Herpe did a tremendous job leading Carmel Catholic through the strategic planning process. The team's support exceeded all my expectations, and they were instrumental in the success of our plan.”

DR. BRAD BONHAM, PRESIDENT
 

Speaker's Bureau Information

Topic 1
Managing A Healthy Board: Strategies for Partnering with Volunteer Leadership
Topic 1 Description
(1.5 - 2 hours)
This session focuses on the role staff play in strong board development. Learn how to recruit new members, engage and retain current members, practice good succession planning, set realistic expectations, professionalize your lay team, build strong committees and develop relationships with volunteers in order to achieve maximum success.
Topic 2
Recruiting, Retaining, Strengthening and Training Your Volunteer Team
Topic 2 Description
(1.5 - 2.5 hours)
As staff, we know that engaging volunteers in our fundraising efforts can be challenging, but your campaign will not achieve maximum success without strong lay involvement. We’ll cover what you need to know about identifying the characteristics of a powerful campaign team / development committee, training your leadership and keeping them engaged. Whether you are developing your first fundraising committee or looking to take your lay team to the next level, this session will provide case examples for successful lay partnerships and development committee structures.

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