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Steven L. Meyers, Ph.D.
Steven L Meyers, PhD, is the author of Personalized Philanthropy: Crash the Fundraising Matrix. He pioneered a new kind of charitable gift practice that delivers on the too often unfulfilled promise (and joy!) of planned giving: "the right gift, for the right purpose, for the right donor." His innovative donor-focused gift designs are fittingly called “killer apps.” They are game-changers because they enable donors to tap into their entire lifetime capacity to create larger gifts with greater impact sooner. Prior to his own practice, Steve served as a vice president and member of the management team at the Weizmann Institute’s American Committee for 21 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Organization and Management from Antioch University and a Ph.D. from the University of Buffalo. Now, as Chief Content Officer with TheEightPrinciples, Steve’s quest is to integrate personalized philanthropy with the principles of sustainable fundraising. Steve’s book is available from CharityChannel Press (http://bit.ly/personalized-philanthropy) and Amazon.
Steven L. Meyers, Ph.D. Features
posted on 2 Mar 2017 | ArticleFriend, Steve Meyers, once again challenges the status quo with his insights into approaching donors and meeting them where they're at. Steve's article is the first part of a new series we have in...
posted on 27 May 2015 | ArticleSteve Meyers continues his exploration of alternative giving strategies by applying his "killer apps".
posted on 21 May 2015 | ArticleSteve Meyers once again causes advisors to rethink their overall approach to working with families interested in philanthropy. Shifting the paradigm that is in definite need of a shift.
posted on 6 Apr 2015 | ArticlePGDC contributing author Steve Meyers has crystallized his game changing thinking into a user friendly manual for an entire new way of thinking about philanthropy.
posted on 23 Sep 2014 | ArticleIn the final section of the series Steven Meyers continues on the path of personalized philanthropy and asks us to consider its impact and effectiveness. He clearly raises our awareness and sharpens...
Other news from Steven L. Meyers, Ph.D.
posted on 15 Sep 2014 | ArticleIn Part 5 of his 6 part series, Steve Meyers points out that financial sophistication and savvy don't necessarily mean philanthropic knowledge. How do you empower the new, passionate donor?
posted on 9 Sep 2014 | ArticleIn Part 4 of his series, Steve Meyers explains the concept of "umbrella" gift agreements and virtual endowments and demonstrates the applicability to various age groups.
posted on 3 Sep 2014 | ArticleIn Part 3 of his series, Steven Meyers examines the idea of identifying the perfect gift in the context of each of the four donor identities.
posted on 28 Aug 2014 | ArticleNow that Steven has introduced us to the Four Donors, he takes us further down the path of realizing our vision and merging it with that of the institution. Then he introduces his 'Killer Apps' to...
posted on 19 Aug 2014 | ArticleWe are pleased to introduce the first of six articles in a series written for advisors to share with donors -- hopefully to begin a new conversation about philanthropy with clients/donors who...
Steve’s innovative donor-focused gift designs, especially a series of arrangements he calls “killer apps,” combine the full spectrum of current and future gifts so that donors can create a lasting legacy where impact and recognition are able to start up right away. Steve joined the American Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1995 and now serves as Vice President of its Center of Personalized Philanthropy, as well as a member of its management team and total financial resource development strategy group. He holds a Masters Degree in Organization and Management from Antioch University and a Ph.D. from the University of Buffalo. Steve has published in The Journal of Gift Planning and speaks frequently at national and regional gift and financial planning events on donor-centered giving and “Planned Giving in the Big Picture.” Steve strongly believes in building a pioneering culture of teamwork and collaboration and most enjoys helping donors realize ways they can help make miracles happen at the Weizmann Institute and other organizations close to their hearts. He is the author of the book, Personalized Philanthropy Crash the Fundraising Matrix and Make the Real Shift to Donor-Focused Giving, and Personalized Philanthropy, and its companion monograph for donors, Personalized Philanthropy and the Four Donors: Parables for Radically Rethinking Your Philanthropy: A New Conversation for donors, gift officers, and advisors.
Steven can be reached here.