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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, poses with her new book The Power of Three
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with students at Camp CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with Matt Poli, Principal at Alpena High School, who gives back through is commitment and dedication to the next generation of Alpena High School Students
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with John Geddert, fellow Alpena High School graduate and head coach of the 2012 US Gymnastics Gold Medal winning team, who gives back to athletes around the country through his dedication to coaching the sport of gymnastics
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, on set with former NBC 5-Chicago weekend Anchor, Kim Vatis, who gives back by reporting on the philanthropic sector
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, discuss philanthropy with WGN 720 Radio host, Jen Weigel, who gives back by reporting on the philanthropic sector
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with friends,(Left to Right) Jenny Porter Carrillo; Ann Hale; Valerie Ingram, who all give back through their work and involvement in the nonprofit sector
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with friend Erin Minné, who gives back through her work in the nonprofit sector
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, and friends Jaynee Day (President/CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank) and Vicki Escarra (CEO, Opportunity International) pose with philanthropists and country duo, Brooks and Dunn at a concert to raise money for charity
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with Gloria Steinem, philanthropist and founder of the Ms. Foundation for Women
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, discuss philanthropy with author, reporter, columnist and friend, Jen Weigel, who gives back by being involved in the philanthropic sector
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with friend and Executive Director of The Tucson Festival of Books, Marcy Simpson Euler
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with CBS2 Chicago anchor, Marissa Bailey, who gives back through her reporting on the philanthropic sector
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with friend Cathy Cheshire Shook, who gives back through commitment and dedication to helping people in her hometown of Flint, Michigan
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    Nationally recognized philanthropy expert and ITP Founder, Lisa M. Dietlin, with friend Jan Pruitt, who gives back through her leadership as President/CEO of The North Texas Food Bank

About ITP

The Institute provides resources, training, and recognition to philanthropic and nonprofit leaders who are Making a Difference® by providing them with the tools and support needed to produce impactful philanthropic outcomes. The Institute is a resource for those who want to “Do Philanthropy Better!”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Speaking Engagements.

The Power of Three

Location: Northbrook, IL
Date: December 9, 2015 , 8:00 – 11:00 am

The Dailey Method Studios

Location: Kenilworth, IL
Date: October 8, 2015 , 9:00 – 11:15 am

Topic: The Power of Three: How to achieve your goals by simply doing three things a day

AFP New Mexico

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: November 4, 2015

Topic: Moves Management

LATEST VIDEOS

Midday Fix: Author Lisa Dietlin talks about her book, The Power of Three

Ice Bucket Overflow
Lisa Dietlin of L.M. Dietlin & Associated explains how the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge benefits other charities.

Latest News

Guest Blog

Check out the article from our new guest blogger, Stephanie Sample!  The Gift of Giving.

Your Money Matters: Charitable giving tips from Lisa Dietlin

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A Conversation About Philanthropy

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY: REACHING OUT AND SAVING LIVES

By Lisa Dietlin

CHSO August 2015

Check out David Zivan's editorial column on Chicago's philanthropic side: Screenshot 2015-08-03 21.21.35

Philanthropist of the Day

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Dr. Derenda Schubert

Bridge Meadows multigenerational housing development is a real win-win for its residents. The Portland, Oregon housing complex is home to foster children and their adoptive families, while also providing reduced rent apartments to low-income seniors. The catch is that elderly residents must complete 10 volunteer hours a week with the foster kids and their families in order to qualify, PBS Newshour reports. Dr. Derenda Schubert, executive director of Bridge Meadows says the development has created a “very reciprocal relationship” between the kids and elders, in an interview with Comcast Newsmakers. She tells the news outlet that while the seniors are able to receive housing security, the relationships they build with the children give the kids a greater sense of self-worth, helping them perform better in school. Many of the seniors have even experienced improved mental and physical health as well, she said.

Please submit your nomination for the next Philanthropist of the Day!

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  • Making A Difference®: The World of Giving – Remembering our military on Memorial Day May 23, 2014
    Memorial Day.  What does it bring to mind?  Summer’s arrival?  Some people, including myself, believe that many have forgotten the meaning of this holiday.   Memorial Day is an important day on which to remember what has been done by so many to protect this country and others around the world.  Memorial Day started in […]
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  • Halloween and Trick or Treat for UNICEF October 29, 2013
    Halloween is known for candy, costumes, magic and fun – but giving? Since 1950, “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” has raised more than $170 million to help children around the world.  For over 60 years, this program has been helping kids help kids in small easy ways that make a large global impact. UNICEF, the […]
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  • Making A Difference® for Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 9, 2013
    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Many people call it “Go Pink for October”, supporting those affected by the breast cancer by wearing pink, donating money, getting involved to start or join a fundraising event, or volunteer to help educate women about breast […]
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