KCI: Philanthropic Trends

Date: June 06, 2018
Location: Chateau Louis Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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KCI: Philanthropic Trends

About the presentation:

It has famously been said that "the only constant is change". And when it comes to today's philanthropic landscape, it feels as though truer words were never spoken as philanthropy and fundraising are changing at an unprecedented pace in Canada. The last few years have seen evolving attitudes and philosophies on the part of all donors in Canada, and the evolution of #movements, stronger crowdfunding and bold ways to demonstrate impact. Add the many new fundraising programs and vehicles into the mix and what emerges is an environment where many of the old rules no longer apply…but where there is much opportunity for those who are able to harness it. Join KCI's Senior Vice President and Partner, Karen Willson as she uses anecdotal examples and qualitative research to provide development professionals with an accurate picture of this evolving landscape as well as the important and exciting trends that they should be factoring into their future fundraising strategies. Learning


• Develop a detailed understanding of the key trends that impact decision makers in the non-profit sector

• Be updated on the most current statistics on Canadian philanthropy (individual, corporate and foundation giving) through a compilation of key data sources across the country

• Be encouraged to consider how they can apply an understanding of philanthropic trends to professional work as fundraisers and leaders

About the speaker:

Karen Willson, CFRE, ACFRE, Senior Vice-President, KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) Karen Willson brings a unique mix of knowledge and skill to her role as Senior Vice President for KCI. Not only does Karen provide superior strategic direction and project management, she also serves as a mentor and leader, arming clients with the tools and necessary ability to achieve long-term success in their development initiatives. Since joining the firm in 1994, Karen has served as an advisor and coach to many KCI staff and clients, helping them to realize both their fundraising goals. Current and recent clients include Diabetes Canada, Daily Bread Foodbank, Kensington Health, Covenant House, Salvation Army, Cambridge Hospital, Milton Hospital, Prince Edward County Hospital, and Peel Children's Aid, to mention a few. Karen recently received her ACFRE Designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, being the 9th to hold this title in Canada and 109 World-wide. On a volunteer basis, Karen is a Board Member of Intriciti Ministries and an Honorary Board Member of the San Filippo Foundation. She is on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Canada Board as well.