In this episode, we were joined by Maryann Kerr, Founder & Principal of the Medalist Group, Dr. Jodi Abbott, President and CEO of NorQuest College, and Siobhan Doherty, a planned giving officer at Dalhousie University. This episode is also also our first podcast with a guest host. Andrea McManus, Partner, ViTreo Group hosted this episode. Our Topic: Women in philanthropy.Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Tom Berekoff, CEO of tpb strategic counsel; Ray Marshall, CEO
of MCR West LTD.; and Amtul Siddiqui, Senior Manager, Advancement at Vivo. Our topic was: Fundraising in faith or faith in fundraising?
In this episode, we spoke with Joanne Cuthbertson, Director and Leadership Council Co-chair of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Calgary; Stephanie Felesky, Vice Chair and Governance Chair of the West Campus Development Trust; Kate Fischer, Senior Corporate Counsel at AltaGas Ltd; Rebecca Morley, Corporate Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Birchcliff Energy. Our topic was: generations of generosity - observations from two generations of two families. What has changed and what has stayed the same in fundraising, philanthropy, and volunteering?Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Roger Ali, President & CEO of Niagara Health Foundation and the Chair of Association of Fundraising Professionals, Foundation - Canada; Paula Attfield, President of Stephen Thomas Ltd; Ann Hale, Chief Development Officer at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage; and Scott Decksheimer, Partner and President and CEO at ViTreo Group. Our topic was: Global disruption in philanthropy: what to expect in 2019.Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Suzanne Duncan, Associate Vice President, Donor Relations at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation; Beth Ann Locke, Chief Development Officer at BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre Foundation; and Andrea McManus, Partner and Chair of the Board of Directors at ViTreo Group. Our topic was: Being grateful and showing gratitude. The current state of donor relations and recognition.Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Derek Bechthold, Fund Development & Communications Director of Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI); Larissa Groch, Senior Consultant at ViTreo Group; and Kim Taylor, Principal of Kim Taylor & Associates. Our topic was: Introvert or extrovert? Who makes a better fundraiser?Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Christine McIver, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta; Marina Glogovac, President & CEO of CanadaHelps; and Tanya Koshowski, Executive Director of Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids. Our topic was: Is in-person fundraising dead? How does relationship fundraising change as more and more people give online?Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Brent Barootes, President and CEO of the Partnership Group; Dale Boniface, Principal and Founder of Give Canada Fundraising Corporation and Spectrum Marketing Corporation; and Rachel Hutchisson, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy at Blackbaud. Our topic was: Where does sponsorship fit in the nonprofit sector? Is it underused or overplayed?Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Daniel Lombardi, Relationship Manager at Benevity; Lauren McMurray, Director of Marketing and Communications at Alchemy Communications; and Siobhan Doherty, Development Advisor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary. Our topic was: Millennials and those who follow them are (or will soon) be the largest giving demographic. What needs to change to better appeal to these donors?Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Leah Eustace, President at Blue Canoe Philanthropy; and Dr. Ron Strand and Larissa Groch, both associates at ViTreo Group. Our topic was: Is the device screen our new campfire? Telling our stories in the 21st century. It was a terrific conversation. You won't want to miss it!Read More
In this episode, we celebrated a ViTreo first. We recorded our first live podcast in collaboration with AFP Edmonton and Area. Our panel guests included Adam Rozenhart, Director, Social Media Strategy, Reputation & Brand Story at ATB; Kady Hobbins, Founder, Partner at Kaden Avenue Communications; Winston Pei, Digital Content Strategist at the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering; and, of course, our studio audience. Our topic was: The rise of the machine. Technology's rapid integration into the nonprofit sector.
In this episode, we spoke with Cathy Mann, President of Cathy Mann & Associates; Jay Love, CRO and Co-Founder of Bloomerang; John Gormaly, Senior Analytics & Insights Officer at McMaster University; and Tony Myers, Principal and Senior Fundraising Counsel at Myers & Associates. Our topic was: Evidence matters. Why the nonprofit sector needs to embrace research.Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Alison Pidskalny, Campaign Director at YW Calgary; Michelle Regel, Director of Development at TELUS Spark; and Steve Baker, Chief Operating Officer at TELUS World of Science. Our topic was what happens when we hire fast and fire slow? HR mistakes we keep making in the nonprofit sector and what to do about it.Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Carmen Haakstad, Vice President External Relations at Grande Prairie Regional College; Georgina Altman, Vice President, External Relations and Infrastructure at Lakeland College; Michael Donlevy, Vice-President, Business Development at Red Deer College; and Scott Decksheimer, President and CEO at ViTreo Group. Our topic was the urban | non-urban divide in fundraising and why fundraising in smaller centres has both its rewards and its challenges.Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Melody Song, Senior Development Officer Prospect Management and International Development with the Calgary Zoo; Laura Edwards, Executive Director Advancement at York House School; and Beth Ann Locke, Director of Advancement in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Our topic was China, the new superpower...of philanthropy.Read More
Happy holidays to you, our valued listeners and subscribers! As we say goodbye to 2017, we have prepared a special holiday message and a teaser about what to expect on the podcast in 2018.
Thank you for listening! You have made this an amazing year! See you in 2018.Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Director of Advancement in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University, Beth Ann Locke; Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, Brad Jacobs; President of Cathy Mann & Associates Inc, Cathy Mann; and Founding Partner of ViTrēo Group, Scott Decksheimer. We discussed how to advance the fundraising profession in Canada. It was a lively discussion, to say the least!Read More
In this episode, we spoke with CEO of the RUH Foundation, Arla Gustafson; Vice President, Strategic Consulting at Blackbaud, June Bradham; President of The Offord Group, Nicholas Offord; and Legal Counsel at Drache Aptowitzer LLP, Yvonne Chenier. We discussed leadership in the nonprofit sector, and the conversation was nothing short of spectacular!Read More
In this episode, we spoke with Founder and Executive Director of the Place2Give, Gena Rotstein; Senior Advancement Analyst at McMaster University, John Gormaly; and Senior Development Officer Prospect Management and International Development with the Calgary Zoo, Melody Song. We discussed how nonprofits are using (or not using) big data to fulfill on their missions. You won't want to miss the engaging conversation that ensued!Read More