826 National
ADRP National Conference
Advisors in Philanthropy Conference
AFP Arizona State Conference
AFP Quad Cities
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
Ann Satter’s Group of Girls
Annual Grief Symposium
Arc Of Illinois
Archdiocese of Chicago
Archdiocese of Tucson
Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, The
Arts and Sciences Advancement Professionals
Assn. of Donor Relations Professionals
Assn. of Fundraising Professionals
Assn. of Zoos and Aquariums
Athena Awards
Athletes Against Drugs
Attachment Parenting International
Authors’ Group of the Union League Club
Autism One Conference
AVAP (Association of Veterinary Advancement Professionals)
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management
Bank of America
Besser Foundation
Big 10 Development Conference
Book Stall, The
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's Organizations
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
College of DuPage
Council for Resource Development
Dailey Method Studios, The
DePaul University
DLA Piper Board Service Training
Dollinger & Co.
Earth Share of Illinois
Feeding America
FONZ (Friends of the National Zoo)
Fortune Society, The
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
Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Junior League of Chicago
La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Katten Muchin Rosenmann, LLP
Kiwanis International - Indiana District
Kiwanis International
Kiwanis International - Nebraska/Iowa District
Maine Association of Mortgage Professionals
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 Assn.
Michigan Realtors® Association
Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Mid Iowa Planned Giving Council
Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse
Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, The
Minnesota State Community Colleges & Universities
Morgan Stanley
National Alliance of Grieving Children
National Assn. 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
OSF Healthcare
OKD Honors Leadership Fraternity
Pima Community College
Pima Community College Foundation
Prevent Child Abuse America Michigan
Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis International
Ronald McDonald House Charities®
Rotary Club of Albion
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
Sigma Kappa International
Social Entrepreneurship Org.
Stout Risius Ross
Taproot Foundation
Trinity Church Wheaton
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
Wells Fargo
WVDO, Portland
Young Women Strong Leaders Conference
YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Zonta Club of Alpena


Lisa Dietlin understands that everyone is capable of  Making A Difference®.

We all want to effect positive change: in our lives, in our workplaces, in our communities, and in the world. But we don't always know how to do it.




H.O.P.E. - Finding Happiness & Joy in Tough Times

Achieving Your Goals While Living An Inspired

And Balanced Life: Is It Even Possible?

The Power Of Three : How To Achieve Your Goals
By Doing Three Things A Day

Transformational (Not Transactional) Philanthropy 

Overcoming The “I Can’t” Culture




​Transformational (Not Transactional) Philanthropy

Nobody Needs Another Walnut Plaque: 
Effective Stewardship - What Is It and 
H​ow Do I Use It To Secure Contributions?

Women Are Philanthropy’s

Transformational Change Agents

Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits

Building Better Boards

Technology As An Accelerator, Not Creator, In Development

Who Are Our Donors? Who Are Our Philanthropists?

Where Do We Find Them?

Major Gift Donors: How to Find and Keep Them

How To Be An Effective Board Member


A New Look At Diversity


Lisa's keynote speeches focus on identifying  and   promoting   the   best impulses of her listeners - whether the topic is personal growth or company development, building a board, or building a life filled with happiness and joy.

With a client roster ranging from Fortune 500's to grassroots nonprofits, Lisa has the ability to reach to the back seats of any room, engaging and inspiring audiences with her message of combining self-determination and generosity to achieve success.

Philanthropy Expert and Transformational Change Agent

Leveraging the  lessons from her  top selling books THE POWER OF THREE and I GOT HIT BY A TAXI BUT YOU LOOK RUN OVER, Lisa brings powerful personal stories that are as entertaining as they are motivating, as she illuminates the ways everyone can be part of Making A Difference®!

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