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Lisa Dietlin

“ What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” – Unknown Author

Lisa M. Dietlin is an internationally recognized expert on philanthropy, charitable giving, and transformational change who, as a leading figure in the American nonprofit sector, is a highly coveted keynote speaker, media personality and philanthropic consultant.  She is the Founder of The Institute of Transformational Philanthropy.

Ms. Dietlin is also the author of six books on the subjects of charitable giving and enacting positive change: Transformational Philanthropy: Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits, Making a Difference: 365 Tips, Ideas, and Stories to Change Your World, Making A Difference II: More Tips, Ideas and Stories to Change Your World, Making A Difference® III: Still More Tips, Ideas and Stories to Change Your World, The Power of Three: How to achieve your goals by simply doing three things a day, and I Got Hit By A Taxi, But You Look Run Over: Life Lessons about Happiness and Joy.

Through her companies, Lisa provides her expert advice and structured counsel to entrepreneurial individuals and nonprofit organizations to develop strategies that facilitate transformational philanthropy and charitable giving. Ms. Dietlin has provided her services to over 140 organizations nationwide, including the Alzheimer’s Association, Kiwanis International, VolunteerMatch, Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Junior League, Zonta and Feeding America.  She has been a keynote speaker or presenter for several organizations and corporations including Navigant, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Stout Risius Ross, Sigma Kappa, Metropolitan Capital Bank and Trust, Merrill Lynch to name a few.

Active in the development and fundraising arenas since 1982, Ms. Dietlin contributes her extensive experience in strategic planning for development and fundraising to many nonprofit organizations. She is a frequent and highly valued speaker on the subjects of entrepreneurial giving, major gifts fundraising, moves management and board development.

Ms. Dietlin holds a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.  She has served or serves as an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University as well as DePaul University and North Park University.

Her favorite thing about being part of the Maestro Cares team?  “Love being part of the Maestro Cares team because they are making a difference every single day in the lives of children.”