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It Doesn't Hurt to Ask!

May 16, 2019

I remember my early years of fundraising. The questions, the insecurity, the doubt. I’m so glad to be past that stage of self-questioning. I see so many early in their careers with similar feelings. When I reflect back on that time, I wish I had had someone I could reach out to when I had questions, rather than...


Feb 14, 2019

In this episode,  Simone Joyaux, ACFRE (proclaimed by Cathy as the Grand Dame of Social Change Philanthropy) reviews the do's, don'ts and dilemmas of fundraising for social change. From the professionalism of fundraising to board governance, this wide-ranging conversation will surely leave you thinking about the ethical...


Feb 7, 2019

Cathy interviews Jennifer Bernard, CEO of Women’s College Hospital Foundation in Toronto. Jennifer is passionate about equity, social justice and innovation and through her work at WCHF, Jennifer is bridging traditional philanthropy with social change through the work of increasing access to healthcare for...


Jan 31, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth Dale is a fundraiser turned academic who studies the giving habits of women and LGBTQ donors as an Assistant Professor at Seattle University's Nonprofit Leadership Management program. Elizabeth's insights are invaluable on both a practical level and in a big-picture way and she's got the research to...


Jan 23, 2019

In this episode, Cathy sits down with Anne Gloger, who has been shift disturbing for 20 years as the founding director of East Scarborough Storefront and the Centre for Connected Communities. Anne speaks candidly about her journey towards seeing funders as true partners in the work of community building and discusses...