"David, thank you for presenting two more high-octane workshops for the Day Camp Directors Summit. The feedback is in and our audience loved your humor, insight and wealth of practical ideas. A few people mentioned that they look for at least one take-away from a session that they can take back to their world of work and deploy.
They were blown away by the amount of takeaways and were glad to have ten or more things that will impact their productivity, management style and fundraising skills. Just like the Keystone Regional Retreat audience they really responded to your wit, wisdom and
presentation style. You keep things moving and our audiences are consistently deeply engaged. I look forward to working with you on future projects."
American Camp Association, Professional Development Manager
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"David is among the smartest, inventive
and thoughtful professionals I have
pleasure of working with. His experience
and professional acumen enable him to not
only see the small details and the big
picture, but, in partnership with his clients
and colleagues, envision a new picture - a
new way of assessing the current situation
and envisioning a path forward. This
generative capability, along with his
understanding of the complexities of
organizational dynamics and his ability to
engage and relate with warmth and humor
with others, make him an exceptional
partner for organizations looking for new
insights, new directions and new horizons."
CEO and Co-Founder of the Jewish
Dr. Jeffrey R. Solomon
"David Phillips understands well and can execute the prerequisites for success in his work-related endeavors: gaining focus, obtaining alignment and driving intensity. He combines a keen intellect with passion for the human spirit."
President, Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
Dr. Amy L. Sales
It is difficult if not impossible to say “no” to David Phillips. It is something in his unwavering sense of mission and optimism; his refusal to take no when yes is the correct answer; his sense of humor, warmth, energy, persistence. Whatever David’s unique mix, it shows in significant and enduring accomplishments—monies raised, cultures redirected, organization potential replenished, and people’s hearts and minds turned toward the common good.
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University
"David has had front-line roles in program design and development, staff building, organizational rejuvenation, facilities design and management and fundraising. He has taken orders and given them. He has actually delivered results! As a consultant, he reflects on those experiences and brings boundless energy, a whip smart intellect, a social worker's listening skills, creativity and an attention to process. The end result is something in which everyone feels ownership and which surpasses the original goal."
Co-Chairman - Chesapeake Realty Partners
Founding Chair - Pearlstone Retreat Center
Past Chair - Capital Camps & Retreat Center
Testimonials & Clients
"Hazon worked closely with David on a significant project over a number of months. Throughout, he brought a great deal of insight, honesty, and diligence to the job. He also has substantial experience and knowledge which serves as a real
asset. David was flexible to client needs, understanding the perspectives of the variety of stakeholders. He gets beneath
the surface in his work and is data driven, asking the right people the right questions to reach the best possible conclusions."
Chief Operating Officer, Hazon