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Martin Leifeld: Author, Coach, Consultant, and Speaker

Martin Leifeld, author, coach, consultant and speaker, directed the raising of over $500 million dollars during his 24 years of fundraising leadership in the St. Louis region. Martin authored the book, FIVE MINUTES FOR FUNDRAISING – A Collection of Expert Advice from Gifted Fundraisers. provides nearly 125 video presentations about leadership and fundraising matters.

Martin served as vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for 10 years. He led a dramatic increase in fundraising, averaging $26.4 million per year. University Advancement had 140 employees and a $16 million budget focusing upon alumni engagement, community relations, fundraising, marketing and communication, university events and the regional National Public Radio affiliate, St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU). 

Previously Leifeld was associate vice president for university development at Saint Louis University and director of development for the Diocese of Belleville, Ill.

Martin was named the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the AFP St. Louis Regional Chapter. He was selected as the 2020 Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from St. Louis Public Radio. Martin serves as a Fellow of the Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising and as a member of the Thought Leadership Team for The Change Leader, Inc. He is a founding member of World Game Changers, C.I.C.

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Office Hours

To provide great value and to serve as a resource to our membership, SLCCGP will launch a ten-week pilot project called “Office Hours”. As a benefit of your membership, these virtual events are free to members and will be limited to 10 member participants and two facilitators who will serve as resources for discussion and will provide suggestions or answers.

Office Hours will offer an informal setting where planned giving professionals can get questions answered and gain new ideas and insights from colleagues and leaders in the industry. They will be scheduled on ten consecutive Fridays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 18 and ending on November 20.

We hope you will consider joining us for Office Hours by registering using the links provided.

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Donor Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Strategic Planning For Mission Success

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