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It Doesn't Hurt to Ask!

Oct 3, 2019

Ken is the President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation and has just been named the 2019 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter. Ken is a quiet shift disturber in our sector this conversation reflects the things he has done to shift and...


Sep 26, 2019

Join Cathy and Laura Manning, Executive Director of the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation as they discuss the foundation's shift from program-based funding to providing General Operating Support (read: unrestricted funding!) to some of their grantees. The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation is a real shift disturber with a board that...


Sep 18, 2019

It Doesn't Hurt to Ask! podcast is back after a little hiatus. In this episode, Cathy sits down with Chris Baylis of The Sponsorship Collective to discuss the "secretive" world of cause sponsorship. Chris is a self-confessed sponsorship geek. After several years as a "sponsor," Chris decided to cross over to the...


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...