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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fundraising Director School May 27

Many people know that I try to help fundraising peers who are skilBusinesswoman sitting in office cubicleled and passionate, get ahead in career and life.

But there comes a point, where you hit a wall. Because you can’t learn more, or don’t know what you need to learn. Or no one will let you be more where you are.

AFP Fundraising Day in Toronto is coming up. Many people will get a chance to reconnect with mentors at this important event, maybe you’ll meet a new mentor there….


You know that your future leads to leadership. Many great fundraisers who didn’t get any training became bad bosses. You know who I’m talking about. You don’t want to be them, but you know you could do better if you knew how to prepare over these new few years!

So I’ve partnered with leaders in my network to put together an event that I hope will help you become the leader our profession, our country needs.


David Hutchinson, our host is a recruiter. Plain and simple. He will share trends where current skills are lacking that you want to hear about.

Janice Cunning is a coach who helps star fundraisers do their best! She will share tips on how keep your joy and your soul. It’s not a ‘nice to have’, this is a BIG reason why Directors quit!

Ahmed Nizam who helped me understand the power of a good picture will be present to help you with a professional social media headshot for LinkedIn ( now you can get rid of that photo of you from that wedding/graduation ceremony ) so you’ll feel like the leader you will soon be.

And yes, I’ll be sharing some key strategy tips on personal branding for career development for the busy fundraising professional.

CSIregentparkThis will be worth the investment of your time! There is even a surprise for the first couple dozen folks to register! Come and see the new Centre for Social Innovation in Regent Park!

After all, it’s your career, your future.

You’re worth it right?

See you in school, Paul


  1. I'm in! See you on the 27th!

  2. Very sad that I will miss this event but we (The Next 36) is hosting a stakeholder's appreciation event that night. This is a great idea and I hope it is the first of many!

  3. I can feel the energy this event is generating already. Paul Nazareth et al ripple-effect ... a lowly IT worker may be lurking in the crowd quietly absorbing .... and growing from it.

  4. Hi Mr. Nazareth! Great idea, good luck!


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