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Episode 25: Diversity and Inclusion - Beyond the Pale, Male and Stale

In this episode, we were joined by Kiran Dhaliwal, a consultant in the fields of Information Technology, Service Management, Education and Operations; Emma Lewzey, Principal and Founder of Blue Sky Philanthropy; Ken Lima-Coelho, Vice President, Community Engagement at YMCA Calgary; and Martha Schumacher, President of Hazen Consulting and AFP International Chair. The Topic: Diversity and Inclusion.

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Episode 24: The Face of Philanthropy is Changing. Do You Recognize Her?

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.

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Episode 22: Generations of Generosity: A Discussion with Two Generations of Two Calgary Families

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?

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Episode 21: Global Disruption in Philanthropy: What to Expect in 2019

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.

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Episode 20: Keep Calm and Thank Your Donors: The Current State of Donor Relations and Gratitude

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.

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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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