The Volunteer Ottawa Executive Seminar Series is designed exclusively for senior leaders of Ottawa-based non-profit organizations and charities. Come network with your peers and learn from thought leaders in the non-profit sector, what you need to know to keep your organization ahead of the curve in these changing times.
Good Board engagement in fundraising can make all the difference to the success of your fundraising program. Your board can and should provide additional capacity and resources to reach out to a broader community of donors, in helping to raise your profile with the right people and in increasing your organization’s credibility as a force for good in the community. But do they have the willingness, skills and tools to help them do this effectively? In this session we will identify the barriers to board engagement, and how they can be overcome so that your fundraising can thrive.
- Learn about board member motivations
- What inspires board members to get more involved in fundraising
- How to overcome some of the roadblocks that many organizations experience in getting board members engaged with fundraising
- What support and tools you can provide to your board members to make their lives easier and their fundraising efforts more effective
Who Should Attend
Executive Directors of any Charitable or Non-Profit Organization
Mena Gainpaulsingh is a fundraising professional and consultant specializing in fundraising strategy, individual giving, capital campaigns, grant writing, corporate sponsorship and event management. She has worked in the sector for more than 18 years, initially at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, where she ran a capital campaign to build a new treatment centre for torture survivors.
As a fundraising consultant, Mena has worked for a broad range of organizations, including WaterAid Canada, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Virgin Unite. She is the founder and CEO of Purposeful Fundraising, a consultancy firm that supports organizations to strengthen their fundraising capacity and to raise more money. Mena has delivered training internationally on strategy, major gifts international fundraising, relationship development and grant writing at a number of venues, including: City of Ottawa Arts Centres, Volunteer Ottawa, Algonquin College AFP Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto.
At AFP Ottawa, Mena sits on the Board as Vice President of Professional Development and is on the Steering Committee for Prime Ministers Row. She is dedicated to supporting the professional development of fundraisers and enjoys helping charities navigate their way through their various fundraising challenges.