Schedule

2017 Annual Giving Congress

October 18-19, 2017
Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre,
655 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J3

Sponsor:

Industrial Alliance

Schedule

Wednesday, October 18
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast Plaza C Foyer
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Plenary Session - The mysterious 3-brained donor (a neuropsychological adventure!) - Fraser Green, Chief Strategist & Smartypants, Good Works
Plaza C
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Break
 
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Session 1 - A year in a faculty and staff campaign: Getting attention with a calendar - Meggie MacDougall, Alumni Officer, Special Projects; and Kris Gadjanski, Senior Development Officer, McMaster University
Toronto A
Breakout Session 2 - Optimizing your annual fund for the 21st Century - Brian Gawor, CFRE, Vice President for Research, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Toronto B
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Break
 
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Facilitated round tables Plaza C
12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Plaza C
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 3 - #itsonyou: A social media case study bridging alumni relations and fundraising - Meghan Cocurullo, Digital Engagement Officer, Alumni Relations, Western University

Toronto A
Breakout Session 4 - Innovation and integration: A strategic acquisition campaign case study - Laura Clark, Director, Annual Giving; and Emma Nguyen, Director, Online Marketing and Communications, University of Toronto
Toronto B
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break  
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Session 5 - How many times do I have to ask? A case study in walking the line between nagging and reminding donors to renew - Meghan Whitfield, Associate Director; Nick Strazzabosco, Business Analyst; and Jennifer Murray, Development Assistant, Annual Giving, University of Waterloo
Toronto A
Breakout Session 6 - Personalized direct mail for leadership donors…how is that possible with limited resources? - Fred DeVries, Annual Giving Officer – Direct Response; and Sheri Cole, Director, Leadership Giving, Western University
Toronto B
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break  
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 7 - Thinking about a digital strategy? Take the leap. It’s easier than you think - Ayesha Mayan, Senior Consultant, and Anita Nielsen, Senior Consultant, KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.)
Toronto A
Breakout Session 8 - Tag - you're it! Building a culture of philanthropy on campus and beyond - Sharline Doss, Development Officer, Annual Giving; Danielle Braun, Alumni Officer, Students and Young Alumni; and Jennifer Caldwell, Communications & Design Specialist, Wilfrid Laurier University
Toronto B
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception Plaza C
Thursday, October 19
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Plaza C Foyer
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Breakout Session 9 - Crowdfunding: Letting annual giving professionals say “yes” . . . and when to say “no” - Amy Ramnarine, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Carleton University
Toronto A
Breakout Session 10 - To be announced
Toronto B
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Break
 
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
How to work with students to raise more money: A panel discussion on different student engagement models - Panelists: Belmira Montenegrino, Senior Development Officer, Leadership Annual Giving, University of Toronto; and Kendra Lealess, Executive Director, Annual, Leadership and Planned Giving, Western University; Allison Verville, Development Officer, Bishop’s University

Plaza C

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Congress wrap-up and evaluations

Plaza C

11:45 a.m. Congress closes; Box lunch

Plaza C

 

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National Partners

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2017 CCAE National Conference Sponsors

 

Platinum

Manulife  Tempo Framing

Gold

Canada Life 
 

Silver

 

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The Offord Group Tourism Hamilton

Bronze


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