The Volunteer Ottawa Executive Seminar Series is designed exclusively for senior leaders of Ottawa-based non-profit organizations and charities. Come network with your peers and learn from thought leaders in the non-profit sector, what you need to know to keep your organization ahead of the curve in these changing times.
Fundraising is more challenging than ever before, and the challenges are only set to increase in the future. Organizations and their leaders need to build the capacity, the systems, and the culture to support fundraising success. Among the signs that an organization is up to the task include:
it invests in its fundraising capacity and in the technologies and other fund development systems it needs;
The staff, the executive director, and the board are deeply engaged in fundraising as ambassadors and in many cases as solicitors;
Fund development and philanthropy are understood and valued across the organization
Each of the above is worthy of its own in-depth discussion. Join VO and Mena Gainpaulsingh as we explore a key topic in this essential skill area.
About your facilitator:
Mena Gainpaulsingh is a fundraising professional and consultant specializing in strategy, individual giving, capital campaigns, grant writing, prospect research and event management. She has worked in the sector for more than 18 years, initially at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, where she worked on a capital campaign to build a new treatment centre for torture survivors.
As a fundraising consultant, Mena has worked for a broad range of organizations, including WaterAid Canada, Starlight Children's Foundation and Virgin Unite. In a voluntary capacity Mena has sat on the boards of the Institute of Fundraising, the Institute of Fundraising's National Convention 2010, the Steering Committee for Starlight Children's Foundation and served as Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee for Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre.
Mena has delivered training internationally on strategy, major gifts international fundraising, relationship development and grant writing at a number of venues, including: City of Ottawa Arts Centres, Volunteer Ottawa, Algonquin College AFP Ottawa and Toronto.
At AFP Ottawa, Mena sits on the Board as Vice President of Professional Development. She also serves on the Board of the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, volunteers on the organizing committee for Development Drinks Ottawa, an initiative of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation and is on the Steering Committee for Prime Ministers Row. She is dedicated to supporting the professional development of fundraisers and enjoys helping charities navigate their way through their various fundraising challenges.
Who should attend:
Executive Directors of any Charitable or Non-Profit Organization
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