Apr 26

How to Create a Culture of Philanthropy: NCJWebinars Leadership Series



April 26, 2021
1:00-3:00pm ET/10:00am-12:00pm PT




Ellen AlperCEO, NCJW St. Louis

Susan KatzmanImmediate Past President, NCJW St. Louis

Does “I’ll do anything you want….except fundraise” sound familiar? With their passion for NCJW’s mission, volunteers are amazing spokespeople for your Section and have the potential to be invaluable partners in your fundraising efforts. Join NCJW St. Louis CEO Ellen Alper and Immediate Past President Susan Katzman for this 2-hour training, presented in two parts. We welcome you to attend part one, part two, or both.
In Part 1, learn how to create a culture of philanthropy and engage more volunteers in Section fundraising. Part 1 is from 1-2pm ET/ 10-11am PT.

In Part 2, learn tips volunteers can use immediately to start fundraising, how to create a circle of influence, and how to integrate relationship cultivation and fundraising into your daily activities. Part 2 is from 2-3pm ET/ 11am-12pm PT.


Ellen Alper is the CEO of NCJW St. Louis section. She works directly with the Board and leadership, along with a staff of 20, and has overseen the operations of its Resale Shop for the past 16 years, doubling its net profits during that time. She has more than 35 years of experience in non-profit management and advocacy work that includes a variety of upper-level organizational positions, beginning as a staff assistant in the Carter White House.

Susan Katzman is the immediate past president of the St. Louis Section of NCJW. For the Section, Susan has served as Treasurer, Vice President for Retail, Membership, and Development and was the first VP for Leadership Development. She started with the St. Louis Section chairing a committee under then-president Sue Breslauer about moving the Resale Shop from its Page/Lindbergh location or closing it. Thank goodness the decision was to keep it open! She was one of 10 St. Louis Area women recognized in 2020 with the Women of Achievement Award for her community volunteer work.

About the NCJWebinars Leadership Series
For over 125 years, National Council of Jewish Women has been providing women* with tools, trainings, and opportunities to raise their voices, find their strengths, and make an impact in their communities. Join us for the NCJWebinar Leadership Series to develop your skills, deepen your knowledge, and gain tools that will strengthen your impact as a leader (now and in the future).

Everyone is welcome at the NCJWebinars Leadership Series. Whether you’ve recently gotten involved with NCJW, are stepping into your first leadership role, or have been a leader for 20+ years, we invite you to take time to invest in yourself and the development of your skills. The NCJWebinars Leadership Series covers a wide range of topics to bolster your impact in your community and the success of NCJW Sections across the country.

*We use ‘women’ expansively to include anyone who identifies with this term, which may include cis women, trans women, and gender-nonconforming women. We are also committed to creating space for our genderqueer and non-binary advocates and invite them to join us to participate as their full authentic selves as core partners in this work.