Barbara Talisman, CFRE

I started fundraising on the political campaign trail and began nonprofit fundraising with the American Heart Association and continued at the Anti-Defamation League. I have nonprofit and fundraising expertise that includes board engagement, donor cultivation programs, major gift solicitation and corporate partnership.  

I enjoy using social media and you can find me on Twitter, this blog, Talisman Thinking Out Loud, LinkedIn, FaceBook, and Pinterest.

I have my Bachelor of Arts degree from Case Western Reserve University and am always learning through workshops and classes at BoardSource, The Institute for Charitable Giving, Vanderbilt University, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) regional and international conferences and Indiana University School of Philanthropy.

I am an AFP Master Trainer and speak at industry conferences around the world. I have written for influential industry publications including Fund Raising Management, Fundraising Success, Advancing Philanthropy and Clout. I am a member of the AFP DC chapter, I was very honoured to receive the President’s Award from the Chicago AFP chapter for my service to the chapter and to the fundraising profession.


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