Growing your Charity’s Capacity

Fundraising Trends & Strategic Training for Abbotsford’s Charitable Sector

Sponsored by the Donor Motivation Program – Fraser Valley


Philanthropy and fundraising is evolving, on many fronts.  What does this mean for your charity?  Donors of all ages are using digital media to communicate, major donors are considering impact investing and crowdfunding continues to surge.  Where will charities and fundraising land in this changing landscape?  How are advisors playing a vastly growing role in philanthropy?  Where does your organization fit into current Canadian giving trends and strategy?  How can you adjust and amplify your ask to take advantage of demographics, technology and social response to philanthropic needs?

We will review a number of Canadian resources and data, then discuss how to adapt to today’s donor and funder landscape recognizing that we have limited time, resources and capacity. You will leave with a better understanding of where we are as a sector, as a Community here in Abbotsford and where you need to adjust your fundraising strategy for the year to come.

*This event has been postponed to the Fall of 2020

Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, Abbotsford, BC
36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6

Coffee & Networking: 10:00am
Program: 10:30am11:45am
Cost: $22.50


Who should attend:

  • ED’s and board will gain insight into philanthropic trends for organizational strategy
  • Finance staff will learn about advanced donation receipting and administration
  • Staff tasked with fundraising will learn about the most important diversification of revenue – asset based giving

The Speaker

Paul NazarethPaul Nazareth is a leader in Canada’s philanthropic sector with over 20 years’ experience. Currently the Vice President, Education & Development at the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, he was most recently was VP at the charity CanadaHelps where he worked with Community Foundations and over 20,000 charities. He has been a philanthropic advisor with a national Wealth Management firm working with Donor Advised Funds, spent over a decade with charities like the University of Toronto and the 230 Churches of the Catholic Church of Greater Toronto. Paul is on the board of several charities, is Chair of the Advisory Board at the Humber College postgraduate fundraising program, on the Advisory Council of the Carleton Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program, lead faculty instructor on Advisor Education with Knowledge Bureau as well as tax and advisor communities like Advocis, CPA and Estate Planning Councils. Paul writes on philanthropy for a variety of publications as well as appearing on national radio and television to speak about creating a personal legacy through charity.