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Episode 27: Life and Career Hacks Part 1 - What Would I Tell My 20 Year Old Fundraising Self

In this episode, we spoke with Mike House, President and CEO of Stollery Children’s Hospital; Tony Myers, Principal and Senior Fundraising Counsel with Myers and Associates; Jen Panteluk, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories; and Jane Potentier, Interim Senior Director, Faculty Development, University of Alberta.

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Episode 26: Mental Health...is Health - Wellbeing for Fundraisers and Nonprofit Leaders

In this episode, we spoke with Siobhan Doherty, Development Officer, Planned Giving at Dalhousie University; Suzanne Duncan, Associate Vice President of Donor Relations at CAMH Foundation; Laureen MacNeil, Executive Director at the Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary); and Kelly Morris, Senior Consultant at ViTreo Group Inc.

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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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