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  • Building a Strong Fund Development Strategy

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    Principles and practices that will strengthen your not-for-profit’s success!  

    Find the hidden pearls with the right strategy. Discover where to focus your energy and evaluate your returns on investment; make informed and strategic decisions about what methods to pursue. Only 5% of the fund development process is asking for the gift. Join us for this workshop to find out where your organizational strengths are and leave with practical tips, tools, and ideas!

    Date: April 11, 2018

    Time: 6 pm to 9 pm

    Registration: 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm

    Meals: Dinner will be provided

    Delivery Method: In-Class Workshop

    Venue: Community Door (Board Rooms), 7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601, Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3 (Click here for the map)

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    By participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

    • Cite best practices and success strategies in the board’s fundraising role
    • Define the value of a team approach in fundraising (called a Culture of Philanthropy)
    • Identify the best fundraising methods based on required work and rates of return
    • Define what you’ll measure and how your results will be evidenced in order to make informed strategic fundraising decisions

    • Current Board Members
    • Those who are thinking of becoming Board Members
    • Executive Directors/Heads of Not-for-profit Organizations
    • Leaders of Volunteers responsible for Board Member recruitment

    Member Rate = C$45.00   |   Non-Member Rate = C$65.00

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    Cynthia  J. Armour, CFRE

    Cynthia has been a Certified FundRaising Executive (CFRE) since 1995 and is the principal strategist of Elderstone Resource Development.  For the past twenty-six years, she has served as a facilitator, trainer, and coach to voluntary sector leaders.  An honours graduate of York University’s Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program, she brings a life-long learning perspective to her research, writing, and work.  Cynthia is an adult educator who specializes in strategy, governance and fund development.  She is recognized for her expertise with small and rural charities while offering practical solutions to organizations of every size and location across Canada. 

    She has volunteered on numerous boards and mentored through Big Sisters. Cynthia was instrumental in founding the Peterborough & Area Fundraisers' Network, has been a Subject Matter Expert for CFRE International and authored Charity Village's monthly fundraising column for four years. 

    She was raised near Kleinburg Ontario with several siblings and many four-legged friends.  Cynthia now lives on her farm "Neverdun" just west of Peterborough with her two orange cats and two super-sized ex-police horses.


    The Volunteer MBC Board Governance Series is sponsored by

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