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Episode 18: Online Giving—Change the Channel But Remember Your Fundamentals

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?

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Episode 17: Sponsorship is a Dirty Word...or is it?

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? 

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Episode 16: Millennials...We’re Just People, Too!

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?

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Episode 14: The Future of Tech...the Good, the Bad, and the Creepy

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.

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Episode 11: Want to be a Fundraiser in a Smaller Centre? Be Prepared to be a Generalist Extraordinaire

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.

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Episode 10: If You Want to Work in Chinese Philanthropy, You Need to Understand Guanxi

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.

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Episode 8: Breaking out of the Echo Chamber

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!

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Episode 7: Nonprofit Leadership "I'd Rather Sit on a Three-Legged Stool Than a Two-Legged Stool"

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!

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Episode 6: Why You Need to Hire a Data Scientist at Your Nonprofit

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! 

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Episode 5: "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"…Not the Best Approach to Today's Capital Campaigns

In this episode, we spoke with strategist, connector and community builder, Alison Pidskalny and Principal and Founder of Give Canada Fundraising Corporation and Spectrum Marketing Corporation, Dale Boniface. The topic of discussion was capital campaigns in the 21st century: What has changed? What hasn't? The conversation was nothing short of fantastic! 

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Episode 4: Don't Be a Jerk! The Key to Retaining Great Staff

In this episode, we spoke with Founder & Principal of Watermark Philanthropic Advising, Sharilyn Hale; Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, Jane Potentier; President and CEO of tpb strategic counsel ltd., Tom Berekoff; and ViTreo Partner, Andrea McManus. We discussed The Future of Fundraising & Philanthropy, and as you can imagine it is an interesting future indeed!

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Episode 3: The Future of Fundraising & Philanthropy

In this episode, we spoke with Founder & Principal of Watermark Philanthropic Advising, Sharilyn Hale; Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, Jane Potentier; President and CEO of tpb strategic counsel ltd., Tom Berekoff; and ViTreo Partner, Andrea McManus. We discussed The Future of Fundraising & Philanthropy, and as you can imagine it is an interesting future indeed!

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Episode 2: Philanthropy in the Era of Trump

In this episode, we spoke with Bob Carter, CEO of Carter International and former chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. We were also joined by Jocelyne Daw from JS DS Daw & Associates in Calgary; and Sharron Batsch, a fundraising leader in Edmonton. What a panel! Our topic was Philanthropy in the Era of Trump, and as you can imagine this gave us more than enough to talk about. 

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