Archive for January 2013

Social Justice Philanthropy with Simone Joyaux

There are two kinds of philanthropy:

  • Traditional philanthropy – which is most prevalent and most discussed – from healthcare to education to arts and culture to the environment. Improving life by addressing specific needs.
  • And then there’s social change philanthropy. The philanthropy that addresses the root causes not symptoms.

Which kind do you need to cultivate? 

On June 20, Simone Joyaux will discuss how organizations with a social justice mission can identify potential support and raise the funds needed to both run your organization and carry out needed programs.


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Special Rates for Advance Registration Packages

Social Enterprise Special $79.00

Starting a Social Enterprise: The First Five Years
Social Enterprise in Rwanda: Crating Sustainability
+ Social Enterprise: Is it Legal? (Available in recorded format)

Diversity Special $79.00

Reaching Diverse Communities
Opening Your Door to Diversity
African American Giving (Available in Recorded Format)

Also available,
Any one webinar at the early-bird rate of $49.00
or bulk rates of any three for $99, any six for $149
and the entire year for $189

Go to in order to register for any of these options.

Social Enterprise in Rwanda: Creating Sustainability

Umeeda Switlo went to Rwanda to give her fundraising skills to an impoverished community.She decided to work with those that had the biggest challenges, which was UPHLS, an umbrella organization working with people with disabilities and HIV/AIDS, and NOUSPR, a national organization working with users and survivors of psychiatry.

They did not want to be dependent on funds from outside the country. They set about focusing on fundraising in Rwanda, using social enterprise and other tools to build independence and sustainability.

The results are inspiring and can be applied to what you do right here.

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How to Inspire Your Donors and Communicate Vision

Looking ahead to the fall, we have Kay Sprinkel Grace to fire you up for that last quarter push with a webinar on September 26. Kay is a renowned fundraising professional and one of the sector’s top speakers and will discuss how to keep your donors inspired by the value of your work.

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Opening Your Door to Diversity

A counterpoint to the diversity of recent immigrants is that of those who have deeper roots in North America than the majority of the current population. This is the main focus of the second of our two May webinars on diversity issues in fundraising.

Alice Ferris of will present on Indigenous Philanthropy along with Ann-Mary Macleod a practitioner with Hispanics in New Mexicio and Noah Drezner who has written and presented extensively on this topic as well as working as a fundraiing professional. His special area of experise is Black Giving.

Join us on May 23 for Opening Your Door – Inspiring Support from Diverse Communities.

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Reaching Diverse Communities

In May we shall be presenting two webinars on the issue of diversity in fundraising. A major source of diversity in our society is the fact that we have immigrants from all over the world – many of whom have strong ties back to the places and cultures that they came from. In many cases it takes special skills and knowledge to make effective contact with these communities. Sharon Lee and Parag Tasdon are two practitioners who have done the heavy lifting with charity outreach to Muslim, Sikh, and Tamil communities among others. Learn how you can do this from this sucessess.

Tune in to Reaching Diverse Communities on May 2.

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2013 @

I hope that you all had a safe and happy holiday and are as excited about this new year as I am.

Last year I was intrigued by the possibilities of social enterprise in our sector, the role of labour in philanthropy and finding funders around the globe and across cultural differences. These areas led to some of our most popular sessions last year and will be emphasized again in 2013.

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Holiday Rates Continue in 2013


Happy New Year!


Some of our package prices for bulk orders will continue into the new year

9 Recordings for $99.00
(Of sessions worth a total of 11.25 CFRE credits!)
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N.B.You may also order six for $69 and three for $39

We will also be introducing package prices for various theme-related selections form our coming 2013 season,  so stay tuned for more announcements.

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