Development Bootcamp

A collaboration between Evolve Giving Group and Prizmah

Program overview

Two days of content tailored to
Jewish Day School Leadership.

This 2-day intensive training will offer an affordable, hands-on approach to guide heads of school, development professionals, and volunteer leadership to explore new ways to generate revenue, engage lay leaders and streamline development processes for increased success.

Gain tangible strategies you can
put into practice right away.

You'll walk away with actionable plans, a new network of peers, and deeper knowledge of major gifts work, board fundraising, capital campaigns, and much more—all tailored to the Jewish day school sector. We encourage development teams (including heads of school and board members involved in fundraising) to attend this training together if possible for maximum impact.

The Details

WHEN: Monday, February 5 - Tuesday, February 6, 2024

WHERE: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago - 30 S. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60606

COST: $600 for Prizmah Network Schools ($550 early bird) and $750 for non-network schools ($687.50 early bird)

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Is this right for me?

This professional development opportunity is right for you if your school team includes one or more of the following roles: 

A dedicated, mission-focused development professional 

A head of school looking to take their fundraising program and their own skill set to the next level

A board or development committee member who wants to enhance their fundraising knowledge/skills and work in partnership with the head of school and development pro in order to raise more money.

This development bootcamp will address the following topics and concepts:

The Head of School/Board fundraising partnership

The development professional’s role in cultivating transformational gifts and making the BIG asks

Using data for decision-making and campaign planning

Identifying the board’s (and development committee’s) role in fundraising

Soliciting face to face gifts with confidence and enthusiasm

Developing a compelling case for support

Launching or building your endowment and/or legacy effort

Preparing for and executing capital campaigns

2nd line campaigns and integrating the ask

Taking your major gifts program to the next level

Identifying and cultivating major donors

Peer to peer fundraising

Sessions will be led by industry experts, Evolve consultants, Prizmah professionals, day school leadership, and more! Select sessions qualify for CFRE continuing education credits. 

Throughout the bootcamp you can also take advantage of 1:1 individual coaching sessions - complimentary to all attendees - led by our consultants and facilitators. More information on how to sign up for 1:1 sessions will be available soon.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach the Development Bootcamp team at

Development Bootcamp for Jewish Day School Leadership

Take your skills to the next level

Gain tangible, applicable strategies and a new network of peers in just 2-days.

Register Today