Jill Friedman Fixler worked in nonprofit management for more than thirty years. She was founder and president of JFFixler & Associates (later, JFFixler Group), a firm that specializes in helping organizations embrace volunteer engagement as a core business strategy. The firm’s consulting services include volunteer engagement, strategic planning, board development, facilitation, and executive coaching. Jill worked for health, hospitals, government, animal welfare, community centers, and religious and cultural organizations. She passed away in 2014, but her legacy lives on in the work of the firm, which continues to serve organizations across North America.
Jill provided consultation and facilitation services to groups as diverse as Hostelling International, Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal (STAR), Colorado State Parks, Table Mountain Animal Center, Sobriety House, Inc., Metro Volunteers, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Denver Women’s Chorus, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Colorado Habitat For Humanity, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, and Girls Inc. of Denver.
Jill presented at numerous national and state conferences, including those of the Colorado Citizen Corps, Metro Volunteers, Corporation for National Service (AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and VISTA Programs), Synagogue 2000 Westchester New York Cohort, Lutheran Family Services, Colorado Healthcare Directors of Volunteer Services, Colorado Association of Foundations, American Cancer Society, and at several International Conferences on Volunteer Administration.
Jill coauthored two books, Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow and Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Facilitator’s Tool Kit (VolunteerMatch) and was a contributor to Charity Channel's You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community along with many other publications. She also wrote “Group Interviewing Techniques: Hitting the Bull’s Eye Every Time” in e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community, Vol. III, No. 3, April-June 2003.