Fall is officially here, and with the change in seasons comes some exciting new changes at FSR as well!

FSR is thrilled to welcome Lisa Dietlin as our Interim Executive Director. Lisa has been previously involved with FSR in numerous capacities, including back in our earliest years when she was instrumental to FSR’s success as a young organization. As such, it is exciting for Lisa’s official return to FSR to coincide with the organization’s 20th anniversary in 2020.

Lisa is an internationally recognized expert on philanthropy, charitable giving, and transformational change. A leading figure in the American nonprofit sector, her deep experience with fundraising, groundbreaking research on giving patterns, and influential ideas on transformational philanthropy have led her to become one of the most trusted philanthropic advisors in the nation.

Lisa has provided strategic guidance to over 1000 organizations, as well as to entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and nonprofit boards and staffs to help them enact transformational change at the individual, structural, and national levels. As founder of The Institute of Transformational Philanthropy, she is an in-demand coach and instructor, serving most recently as adjunct faculty at Chicago’s Northwestern University, DePaul University, and North Park University, as well as helming training seminars for clients ranging from Fortune 500’s and international charitable organizations to community-based nonprofits. Lisa is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker and author of several books on the subjects of change and growth.

FSR is extremely excited to have Lisa and her invaluable wealth of nonprofit knowledge to guide us through this transitional phase of growth.