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Date(s) - 23/09/2019
11:45 am - 1:00 pm


JOIN US for our September Professional Development Session:

Fundraiser Planning Hacks

How to carve out time to plan for success, no matter what size of shop you are!
Presented by Sam Laprade, CFRE and Jenny Mitchell, CFRE, DMA

Date: Monday, September 23
Time: 11:45am – 1:00pm
Location: TBC
Cost: $10 AFP Members, $15 Future Members
Lunch will be served

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Session Description: “Failing to plan is planning to fail” said a wise fundraiser. But who has time to plan? You do. You really do. In this interactive (and potentially funny) session, Sam Laprade and Jenny Mitchell will share with you the parallel lives of two fundraisers: one who plans, one who doesn’t. They’ll cover off the basics of fundraising plans…while making you laugh at yourself, and at our sector.

Whether you’re a seasoned fundraiser, or new to fundraising planning, you’ll walk away with 3 powerful planning tools: a weekly goal setting sheet focused on strategy, a fundraising template that keeps you and your staff on track, and a reporting tool that will give you the confidence to articulate – and achieve – your fundraising goals. Look out 2020 – we’re planning for a fantastic year!

About Our Presenters:

Jenny Mitchell, CFRE, DMA

Chavender’s vision is to help more people do more good. Founder and president of Chavender, Jenny Mitchell (CFRE, DMA), works closely with not-for-profit leaders to change the world – one mission at a time. Chavender assists clients, across Canada and the U.S., to inspire their donors and achieve their fundraising goals through personalized fundraising coaching and training. Before completing her CFRE, Jenny trained as a classical musician and earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts. She brings her creative approach, her drive for excellence, and her passion for people to the world of not-for-profits.

Sam Laprade, CFRE

Sam specializes in partnerships.
Whether it is philanthropy, sponsorship, media or municipal politics, Sam loves to connect people.

As a professional fundraiser Sam works closely with generous donors to impact some of the most vulnerable people in our community. In addition, Sam engages sponsors who are interested in innovative, unique and community-minded opportunities in Ottawa and throughout Canada.

Sam’s extensive experience, for close to three decades, with fundraising, media and municipal politics has created an impressive network of community and business leaders.

Sam’s career began with CBC Radio and TV. She went on to produce countless telethons. A next step for Sam included Councillor’s Assistant and Executive Assistant to the Mayor at the City of Nepean. As the local municipalities in the Ottawa area were amalgamated, Sam returned to her non-profit work. Over a 25-year period Ms. Laprade has raised money for important charities in our community such as: The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the Ottawa Humane Society and the Ottawa Mission Foundation.

In 2009, Sam started as Director, Gryphon Fundraising ( Ms. Laprade shares the importance of donor database analytics with fundraising professionals worldwide through data reviews, conference presentations, training development staff and coaching non-profit leaders.

In addition to her work with Gryphon Fundraising, in October 2017, Sam became a full-time consultant assisting non-profits with fundraising strategy, donor database analytics, stewardship, training / coaching and audits.

Ms. Laprade is a sought-after speaker. Her speaking engagements include: The Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, the Association of Donor Relations Professionals and AFP Congress. Sam attended IFC Holland as a Session Leader in October. In November 2018, Sam delivered the Closing Plenary at AFP Congress and the audience gave her a standing ovation!

Sam is the creator and radio host of “An Hour to Give” on 1310 News in Ottawa. This show highlights non-profit organizations in Canada’s Capital. ost of “An Hour to Give” on 1310 News in Ottawa. This show highlights non-profit organizations in Canada’s Capital.