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Norman B. Gildin

Norman B. Gildin has fundraised for nonprofits for more than three decades and has raised upwards of $92 million in the process. He is the National Director of The Aleph Institute. A resident of Teaneck for 34 years, he now resides in Boynton Beach, Florida, and can be reached at [email protected]

Articles by Norman B. Gildin

Advice to Fundraisers

Jordan Peterson is a renowned Canadian clinical psychologist, author and media personality. Although some of his conservative views may stir political controversy, Jordan Peterson is


“I’m better than you!” “No, I’m better than you!” “I know more than you do! “No, I know more than you do!” Sounds like children

Don’t Lose Your Identity

What do Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne and Bruce Banner have in common? They closely guarded their secret identities as Superman, Batman and The Hulk. Depending

The First Line of Defense

Depending on one’s background, the term “the first line of defense” carries unique significance. Most people often associate this phrase with sports. In football, the

Fundraiser as Magician

Presto! Hocus Pocus! Abracadabra! As kids, we learned these incantations to wish for magic. Sometimes, as a fundraiser, I close my eyes and wish for

A Flash in the Pan

Ever wonder where the expression “a flash in the pan” came from? Grammar Monster online explains the phrase’s origin: The term derives from the time

Competing With Israel for Dollars

Why are this year’s end-of-year fundraising campaigns different from all previous years? Although the question is closer to Chanukah than Passover in timing, it’s still

What Will Your Donor Remember?

Entrepreneur magazine is one of my favorite publications because of the creative ideas the staff comes up with for entrepreneurs and franchisees. Jason Feifer is

Choosing a Major Fundraiser

Size matters. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. But please keep your thoughts clean. It’s not what you think. This is a family-friendly story for

The Moral Dilemma

As of this writing, Israel’s war rages on. It has raised moral questions, or dilemmas, that need addressing. I normally stay away from politics. But

When Apologies Are in Order

The heaviest weight ever lifted by a powerlifter in a sanctioned competition was 1,104 lbs. by Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson in May 2020. He achieved

When Major Donors Divorce

  I met Joe and Jeanette Goldstein (pseudonym), a philanthropic couple, at a UJA Federation dinner in Manhattan. It wasn’t long before we struck up