Dr. David Altshuler consults to nonprofit institutions on organizational planning, leadership training, and financial resource development. He also advises foundations and individuals on strategic philanthropic investment.
Educated at Brown University, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion [HUC-JIR], David brings to his work the creativity of a teaching scholar and the business acumen and leadership qualities of a seasoned nonprofit CEO. He helps clients advocate for worthy causes, build vigorous professional teams, engage and mobilize donors and volunteer activists, and overcome the obstacles that often confront major projects.
David began his career as a university professor in teaching posts at the University of Cincinnati, HUC-JIR, Dartmouth College, the University of Maryland, and The George Washington University, where he held the Charles E. Smith Chair in Judaic Studies.
David served as Founding Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York from 1986 through 1999. From 2000 through 2003, he was founding President of The Trust for Jewish Philanthropy, the venture philanthropy foundation of United Jewish Communities.
David has advised diverse clients, including the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, National World War II Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Center for Jewish History, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, American Friends of the Israel Democracy Institute, National Council of La Raza, and Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York.