Praise for Connie’s Sessions

“The presenters were extremely knowledgeable and offered exceptional advice for creating or expanding an organization’s Planned Giving programs.”
Susan Smith, Assistant Development Director, UNT Health Science Center

‘The presenter was super! I learned that we are on the right track; so be even bolder!’
Linda Digby
Executive Director at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

“Wonderful, very insightful and answered all my questions very well.”

Heather Brekelmans
Resource Development Coordinator Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg & Area

 “Excellent – very focused and effective presentation.”

John Honaman
Development Director,National Athletic Trainers Association, Dallas, TX

“Some very good nuggets that I will pass on and try and instill in the volunteer culture”

Paula Boutis Environmental Lawyer Iler Campbell

‘Extremely valuable & a session I would recommend! I learned that is is important to have a business plan when engaging the board and the importance of ensuring ‘buy in’ from the Board. I also took away how important it is to understand the Board, not assuming they know all aspects of what we are doing.’

Traci Anderson, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops

FANTASTIC! It was very meaningful to hear from two people who have lived it! Very valuable insights. I appreciated that neither of them underestimated the commitment required and the length of time to achieve success.

Karen Truesdale, Project Coordinator, Kindale Developmental Association

‘A great presentation and I got lots of good information and ideas’

Sian Lewis, Executive Director, Phoenix Centre

‘Thanks so much. This was the best webinar of this kind that I’ve attended yet.’
Susan Mersereau, Communications Coordinator, The Gastrointestinal Society

‘Best presentation on this topic! Could have been a whole day session’
Suzanne Huett, Executive Director, Strategy & Development Programs, Dalhousie University

‘Excellent, credible, committed  presenters’
Kevin Cooper, Co-Founder, Shift Cargo Urban Delivery

‘They were excellent. Very informative. I learned that unions could be great partners …’
Jane Dafoe CFRE, Fund Development Manager, arbi

‘They were good presenters – engaging even over the internet which is hard’
Heather Simpson Senior Specialist Development & Social Enterprise, wellspring Centre of Innovation

The presentation was really well organized and provided step by step guidance to finding a database that’s right for our organization. We feel much more confident in the process we’ve undertaken, which originally seemed daunting and overwhelming. Thank you!

Anna Wilczewski, Development Office Crossroads Hospice Society

‘The presenters did super well and I learned about the expectations of choosing a database, what kind of things to consider…that you shouldn’t make your own database’

Samantha Quon Website Manager, Vancouver Academy of Music

“Great! Excellent speakers! It was all very informative.”

Jill Powell, Austin Texas

‘Clear and Succinct’

Colette Halferty Director of Development L’Arche Daybreak

‘Distinguishing between the culture of time and talent and perhaps the culture of giving and getting’

Brian J. Tardif, Executive Director, Citizen Advocacy

Excellent and worthwhile attending

Diane Haarstad, Philanthropy Officer, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

‘Fantastic! Learned the expectations we should have from our board members in this process’

Danisha Bhaloo Manager of Development, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area

 ‘Extremely valuable & a session I would recommend’

Bill Durnford, Director of Leadership Philanthropy, University Hospitals Kingston Foundation 

‘Great stuff. lots to cover with a very broad audience, but touched on enough specifics to make it meaningful.’

Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club

‘I leaned to dream and take risks in fulfilling dreams.’
Martha Haynes, Vice President for Advancement
NMU Northern Michigan University

‘They were great!  – knowledgeable, experienced and succinct’

‘Wonderful, very informative’

‘This was a very informative session’

‘Spoke very well.’

‘They were very knowledgeable about the topic & presented good examples to illustrate their points and/or answer questions.’

‘Very knowledgeable and well prepared’

‘Did a great job’


‘Very clear’

‘Good handle on information’

‘Nice to hear inclusive language’

‘Very interesting’

‘I had come to learn what business activities we could pursue as a charity and learned it.’

‘Learned about the fine line NPOs must walk with CRA’


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