looking for inspiration?

Are you looking for an effective and energetic speaker able to offer inspiration and meaning to your audience? With her engaging speaking style, Susan teaches and moves an audience to a high level of connection to the subject matter which always includes some contemplation about one's own legacy and the impact you want to make in our world. 

CONTACT SUSAN TO DISCUSS YOUR PRESENTATION NEEDS: 518.495.4573

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Thank you for being so real, speaking the truth and teaching us things that will help us later in life. You are an amazing speaker!!
— Participant, Camp Counselor Leadership Training Speaking Program, June 2016

speaking engagements

November 3, 2017: Live Panelist on Navigating North Summit, final day. Online/'global

October 4, 2017: Society of Financial Service Professionals, Keynote on Charitable Giving, Latham, NY

September 18, 2017: Hudson-Mohawk Association of Fundraising Professionals Young Professionals program speaker-Getting Donors Through the Pipeline, Latham, NY

April-July, 2017: Confident Speaking Group Coaching Program, online 4-month coaching program

March 1, 2017:  Global Launch of Jewish Girls Unite Book, One More Light, Master of Ceremonies for global live-streamed event, Brooklyn, NY

 

Previous Engagements: 

November 9, 2016: National Philanthropy Day, Fundraising Ethics Program, Hudson-Mohawk Association of Fundraising Professionals, Troy, NY

June 29-30, 2016: Camp Counselor Leadership Training Retreat, Jewish Girls Retreat, Hoosick, NY

June 17-18, 2016: Adirondack Foundation, Two-day Philanthropy Program for Women, Lake Placid, NY

March 15, 2016: Global Launch of Jewish Girls Unite, Master of Ceremonies for global live-streamed event, Brooklyn, NY

January 18, 2016: Keynote, Touro College and University Systems, Confident Fundraising, the College Edition, Las Vegas, NV

December 8, 2015: Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, The Philanthropy Formula Workshop for Women in Business Group, Saratoga Springs, NY

November 12, 2015: National Philanthropy Day Speaker, Workshop on Professional Certification-CFRE, Troy, NY

September 22, 2015: Keynote Address Adirondack Planned Giving Society, Plattsburgh, NY

September 19, 2015: Keynote Address Mount Holyoke College Volunteer Conference, South Hadley, MA

March 20, 2015: Full Day Confident Fundraising Group Coaching Program, Philadelphia, MA

February 11, 2015: "Planned Giving for a Small Shop" with Susan L. Axelrod, CFRE and Charles M. Joseph, CAP for Women in Development, Albany, NY

December 3-4, 2014: Two-day Philanthropy Program for Lincoln Financial Group/The Next Level Planning Group and Sila Resources; Customer Appreciation Session, Presentation to Lincoln Advisors Chicago Office, and Fireside Chat about Philanthropy with Susan Axelrod in personal residence, Chicago, IL

 November 5, 2014: Discussion Facilitator: "How Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things" Following movie review of: '50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus, Annual Holocaust event  commemorating the 76th anniversary of Kristalnacht Co Sponsors Clifton Park Chabad, Clifton Park, NY

 October 14, 2014:  Gift Planning Group of Northeastern New York, Round Table Facilitator: "Career Building Strategies" Albany, NY

October 8, 2014: Bloomerang Online Webinar!! "Confident Fundraising for Nonprofit CEOs and EDs"

June 19, 2014: Speaker, Greater Worcester Community Foundation Philanthropic Planning Conference. "Adding Philanthropy-and Meaning-to Your Toolbox" Boylston, MA

 April 2, 2014: Bloomerang TV Spot! 'Creating the Nonprofit CEO Fundraising Machine' -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vDDoTMs7vc&feature=share

 April 6, 2014: Podcast Radio 'They Met Online' Lifestyle Radio program. This episode on Grief and Healing, 'Philanthropy Can Help You Heal' http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/they-met-online

May 1, 2014: 'Bringing Philanthropy Into Your Life with Susan Axelrod' for the American Youth Literacy Foundation. During this interactive workshop Susan guides you through The Philanthropy Formula to help you figure out what matters to you and create a plan to make a meaningful and lasting legacy. Albany, NY

May 13, 2014: Gift Planning Group of Northeastern New York, "Alleviating Planned Giving Pain Points" Albany, NY

June 10, 2014: Women in Development "Planned Giving in a Nutshell" Latham, NY

December 26, 2013: 'Teaching Philanthropy' at Jewish Girls Retreat Winter Retreat  Latham, NY

 Oct 24, 2013: Donor Perfect International Online Webinar Presenter - "Tips for a Successful Capital Campaign" http://blog.donorperfect.com/2013/10/capitalcampaign/

Oct 8, 2013: Honored to have been the speaker for the  Purposeful Planning Institute's national teleconference,  .... here's the link: http://purposefulplanninginstirtute.com/audio/PPC/2013/AxelrodOct2013.mp3

May 8, 2013: Guest speaker Hudson-Mohawk Association of Fundraising Professionals on Becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive, Troy, NY

April 18, 2013:  Introduction to Major Gifts for the Center for Nonprofit Success Boston, MA

March 3, 2013: Proud to have been a panelist at the Mount Holyoke College Career Networking Fair....inspiring the next generation of Philanthropists!

November 10, 2012: Keynote Address, The Stakeholders Institute: "The ABC's and 123's of Board Service" Albany, NY. TV

Appearance speaking about Philanthropy on The Jewish View; local access TV, Delmar, NY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve3QKmCg1Nk

October 11, 2012: "Creating Your Legacy...Something You Can Do Now!"  Twin Bridges Rotary Club Luncheon, Clifton Park, NY

 May 10, 2012: Seminar on Charitable Giving for the Financial Planners Association, 12th Annual Symposium, Latham, NY

 March 14, 2012: Workshop "The Importance of Certification in Fundraising," part of a "Motivational Mentoring " program for Women in Development in Northeastern New York. Troy, NY

March 17, 2012: Radio Guest: Life Happens Radio, 810, WGY -- LISTEN TO THE SHOW! http://www.lifehappensradio.net/past-shows.html/2012/03/17/march-17,-2012-creating-a-legacy/

March 8, 2012 Seminar Upstate Planned Giving Council,  Sponsored in part by University of Rochester "Planned Giving Power Partners:  Captivate Your Lay Leadership with Planned Giving," Rochester, NY

February 12, 2012: Workshop: Jewish Women's Connection's Annual Spa for Soul for Women -- "Strategic Philanthropy, Giving with Intention," Clifton Park, NY

 October 4, 2011 and November 30, 2011: Educational program sponsored by Charles M. Joseph, CAP  -- "The Secret to Growing Your Endowment," Albany, NY

 October 2, 2011: Workshop: SEFCU Community Expo 2011, "Creating a Loyal Donor Corps," Albany, NY

 April 5, 2011: Seminar: Gift Planning Group of Northeastern New York, Nuts and Bolts Session: -- "Engaging Your Board in Planned Giving," Albany, NY

 March 26, 2011: Heart Centered Business Summit -- "How to Become a Philanthropist," Saratoga Springs, NY

Philanthropy Workshops or Speaking Programs

  • The Extraordinary World of Philanthropy
  • Strategic Philanthropy, Giving with Intention
  • What Will Your Legacy Be? Finding Your Philanthropic Passion

Susan's speaking style is high-energy, interactive and she always engages after taking the 'temperature' of the audience to see how many rungs up the feel-good ladder she can move them.

Custom Legacy Workshop

Exploring Philanthropy....Helping to bring meaning to your life today, helping you create a legacy that will last forever.  

With humor, spirit and inspiration Susan uses The Philanthropy Formula™ in this Workshop that will help you know what matters (to you!), commit to it, take action and feel the powerful life-changing effects of creating positive change in our world. 

This interactive, engaging dialogue affects you the moment you open to its message: Everyone has the opportunity to create a meaningful and lasting legacy. 

Philanthropy is a tool that you can use to change your outlook from inside to out, regardless of how much…or little...money you have. 

 This program will leave you wanting to RUN to the cause that speaks to your heart and begin impacting immediately. 

 You will begin this session thinking Philanthropy is 'about the money,   You will end the session with a new thought pattern: 'What WILL my legacy be?'

And, with the courage, inspiration and information to do something about it.

Key-Note Speeches

Topics include:

  • What Will Your Legacy Be?
  • Changing Your Worldview with The Philanthropy Formula: C+C+A=C (Care + Commit + Act = Change)
  • Transform Your Life Through Philanthropy
  • Helping in Healing, Philanthropy Can Be a Tool to Aid in Healing Grief
  • Unleash Your Energy through Philanthropy
  • Aligning your Values with your Giving, Changing our World
  • Using Philanthropy in Your Last Chapter-Telling It Like It Is


Program Presentations

60-90 minute presentation to private groups or clubs, councils--AFP chapters, PPP chapters, estate planning councils, FPA symposiums, community foundations, associations, Rotary Clubs and other groups

  • What Will Your Legacy Be?
  • Transform Yourself with a Philanthropic Plan for Good
  • Planned Giving Power Partners, creating a corps of effective PG volunteers
  • Strategic Philanthropy, Giving with Intention
  • Taking Control of your Last Act, Philanthropy as Your Swan Song

All workshop or keynote topics can be turned into program presentations.


Workshops in fundraising

  • Get Confident in Fundraising Now...Our World Needs You!
  • Planned Giving: Getting Started Simply
  • Planned Giving for the Small Development Shop
  • Strategic Philanthropy, Giving with Intention
  • Planned Giving Power Partners
  • Adding Philanthropy to Your Toolbox [for financial and legal advisors]
  • Custom Workshops

Working with your organization I will craft a custom workshop geared wholly and completely to your needs as identified in exploratory conversations prior to any commitment.  Reasonable travel expenses are charged separately for all workshops. All workshops are a maximum of 2 hours and have a minimum attendance of 6.

 


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