Philanthropy Expert and Transformational Change Agent


America’s Second Harvest
Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
Chicago Run
College of DuPage
Federation of Virginia Food Banks
Feeding America
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
Geneva Lake Conservancy
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Harris Bank
Hope Project
Koraes Elementary School
Literacy DuPage
March of Dimes – Illinois
Mary Queen of Heaven
Michigan State University
New Mexico Land Conservancy
North Texas Food Bank
Saint Ignatius College Prep
Santa Fe Community Foundation
St. Viator High School
Teen Living Programs
University of Baltimore

2015 Resolution Of Appreciation 

Alpena Community College Foundation

Named one of 2013's Top 50 Singles

Today's Chicago Woman Magazine

2012 Certificate Of Appreciation

Association of Donor Relations Professionals

National Judge, Tom’s of Maine's "50 States for Good" 
annual charity recognition award,  2012-2015

2010 Alpena High School Hall Of Fame Inductee

Alpena High School, Michigan

Alliance Management Institute
Alzheimer’s Association
Assoc of Fundraising Professionals
Black Olive
Cancer Center UIC
Chicago Foundation for Women
Clinton Foundation
Feeding America
Gateway To College Nat'l Network
Giving DuPage
Irwin for Congress
The Junior League
Kiwanis International
KO Strategies
Library of Congress
Maestro Cares
Michigan Technological University
OJJDP Online University
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
Sigma Kappa National Housing
Second Harvest Food Bank

As a keynote speaker, Lisa's subjects include entrepreneurial giving, major gifts fundraising, moves management, and board development, as well as work/life balance, achieving success, and personal change and empowerment.

826 National
Annual Grief Symposium
Advisors in Philanthropy Conference
AFP Arizona State Conference
AFP New Mexico
AFP Southern Arizona
AFP West Michigan
After School Matters
Albion Rotary
Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce
Alpena Community College
Alpena High School
Alpha Gamma Delta International
Alzheimer’s Association
Alpha Gamma Delta AMI Conference
Ann Satter’s Group of Girls
Annual Grief Symposium
Archdiocese of Chicago
Arts and Sciences Advancement Professionals
Ass'n of Donor Relations Professionals
Ass'n of Fundraising Professionals
Ass'n of Zoos and Aquariums
Athena Awards
Athletes Against Drugs
Attachment Parenting International
Authors’ Group of the Union League Club
Autism One Conference
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management
Bank of America
Besser Foundation
Big 10 Development Conference
Casa Central Board Meeting
CASE Conference
CASE District II Conference
CASE District III Conference
CASE District III Conference
CASE District V Conference
Center for Missing and Abducted Children
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Center for Spiritual Living
Chicago Family Business Council
Chicago Foundation for Women
>Chicago IANDS
Chicago Nonprofit Volunteer Fair
Children’s Trust Fund
Chippewa Valley Fundraising Professionals
Council for Resource Development
DePaul University
DLA Piper Board Service Training
Dollinger & Co.
Earth Share of Illinois
Fraternity Executives Association
Gasper Financial Group
Gateway for Research
Gateway to College National Conference
Girl Scouts of America
Giving DuPage
Here and Now Conference
Illinois Civic Mission Coalition
Illinois Community College System Foundation
Indiana District of Kiwanis International
Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Junior League of Chicago
Katten Muchin Rosenmann, LLP
Kiwanis International - Indiana District
Kiwanis International Nebraska-Iowa District
Macomb Intermediate School District
Macomb Literacy Partners
March of Dimes
McDermott Will & Emery, LLP
Merrill Lynch – The Voit Group
Metropolitan Capital Bank and Trust
Michigan County Social Services Association
Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union
Michigan State University
Mid Iowa Planned Giving Council
Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse
Minnesota State Community Colleges and Universities
Morgan Stanley
National Alliance of Grieving Children
National Association of Home Care and Hospice
Navigant Women’s Employee Group
North Park University
Northern Trust Bank
Northwestern University
NSFRE Chicago Chapter
NY College and Community Fellowship
OKD Honors Leadership Fraternity
Prevent Child Abuse America - Michigan
Rotary Club of Albion
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Sigma Kappa International
Social Entrepreneurship Organization
Stout Risius Ross
Taproot Foundation
The Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The Book Stall
The Dailey Method Studios
The Fortune Society
The Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center
Tucson Festival of Books
UBS Financial Services
Union League Club
United Way
University of Baltimore
University of Illinois
University Prep Science and Math
VM Summit 3
Volunteer Match
Women’s Club of Inverness
WVDO, Portland
Young Women Strong Leaders Conference
Zonta Club of Alpena



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magazines and websites, Lisa is frequently cited in major publications and was a regular contributor to The Huffington Post via her blog “Making a Difference®: The World of Giving.” 

Lisa sits on the Women’s Advisory Board for Metropolitan Capital, A Universal Bank, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She holds a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Chicago's Northwestern, DePaul and North Park Universities, as well as Assistant Dean of Development at the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois.


She is a frequent guest on high profile television and radio programs, and served for two years at CBS TV2 as their in house Charity Contributor, appearing regularly to educate and inspire viewers on charitable giving.  In addition to contributing articles to a variety of

Lisa M. Dietlin is an internationally recognized expert on transformational change, philanthropy, and charitable giving, a sought after keynote speaker, the author of several books on enacting positive change, and the founder of The Institute Of Transformational Philanthropy.

A leading voice in the American nonprofit sector, she is a trusted philanthropic advisor to major corporations and nonprofit organizations, providing expert strategic consulting and guidance on implementing transformational philanthropy practices.

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