Harnessing the Power of Philanthropy


Doris Feinberg, CFRE, Senior Advisor

Doris Feinberg, founder and president of The Prospero Group, LLC, is proud to be affiliated with Hirsh Consulting Group. Recognized for her expertise in capital campaign planning and strategy, donor cultivation and recruitment, face-to-face solicitation training, major gift fundraising and stewardship, as well as board training and development, Doris serves clients in the arts, religious, education, social service and healthcare fields.

Doris' approach to philanthropy reflects a "donor-centered" philosophy. This engages individuals in the fabric of the organization, so that philanthropic support reflects the relationship between the organization and its donors. Her extensive experience in board development also shaped her belief that board leadership and passion for the organization's mission lie at the heart of successful development programs.

In recent years Doris has been privileged to present at a variety of Foundation for Jewish Camp conferences as well as serve as guest faculty in their Executive Leadership Institute. Her professional work with the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education has afforded her an additional chance to affirm the importance of such experiences in creating future Jewish leaders: she has been a trainer for the PEJE Endowment and Legacy Institute Generations program in New York, Los Angeles and Baltimore. Her company counsels numerous synagogues, overnight camps, day schools and other Jewish organizations working to continually strengthen the philanthropic investments of Jewish communal life.

In addition, Doris is an active community volunteer in the Rhode Island Jewish community. During her recent tenure as president of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island Board of Directors, Doris successfully orchestrated the merger of three agencies now called the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, on whose board she now serves. Doris currently serves as the chair of the Jewish Federation Foundation overseeing a $52 million endowment.