Toronto ON – April 7, 2011 – Concern over a growing crisis in charitable fundraising will draw more than 100 leaders, up-and-coming professionals, and students in the non-profit sector to a conference at Humber College for the second Humber Initiative on Philanthropy on Friday, April 15th.
Organized by Humber Fundraising and Volunteer Management students, the event features Toronto Symphony Orchestra development director Denny Young; veteran fundraiser Bill Hallett; and Gail Picco, a transformational philanthropy strategist. Theo Koffler, the well-known founder and CEO of Mindfulness Without Borders, will be the lunchtime plenary.
The agenda includes educational lectures and interactive presentation sessions. Highlights include Grant Alchemy, Giving in a Digital World: Technology and Philanthropy, and Brain-Based Giving: The Fundraising Potential of Neuromarketing Research. Proceeds of the event will be donated to the Humber scholarship fund to support future fundraisers.
Event: Humber Initiative on Philanthropy
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Full schedule available at hipconference.com
Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus, 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.
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Speakers: Denny Young, Bill Hallett, Gail Picco, Theo Koffler
Humber Fundraising and Volunteer Management students and faculty
Those interested can register and get more information, including a full list of speakers, by visiting HIPconference.com, email info@HIPconference.com or on twitter @HIPconference.
About Denny Young
Young is the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Senior Director of Development. He teaches nonprofit marketing at Ryerson University and is also teaching office management at Humber College's Fundraising and Volunteer Management program. As part of his Masters degree in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary's University in Minnesota, he conducted international research into best practices for Board recruitment and training.
About Bill Hallett
Dr. Hallett is the principal of Hallett Horlor Inc., a consulting firm for charities and non-profit organizations. He has worked for more than 35 years in the non-profit sector, and is one of only six Canadians to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation.
About Gail Picco
Gail Picco is an award-winning fundraiser, communications specialist and filmmaker. She has worked as a shelter worker, in campaign communications, direct marketing, digital marketing, social media and major gifts. She has worked on campaigns for Kids Help Phone, Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Interval House, the Aboriginal Media Arts Festival and many others. She is currently Chair of the Board of the Regent Park Film Festival.
About Theo Koffler
Koffler is a businesswoman and educator who comes from a family tradition of philanthropy. Her foundation, Mindfulness Without Borders, brings best practices in social-emotional and mindful awareness-based education to conflict and post-conflict communities. It has created peace and leadership education programs for youth in Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, and Israel since 2008, and recently in North America.
About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves more than 22,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path. Our 150 full-time programs include four-year bachelor’s degrees, two and three-year diplomas, one and two-year certificates, and apprenticeship training.~ As a founding member of Polytechnics Canada, Humber offers students the opportunity to participate in applied research projects that find solutions for issues confronting small and medium-sized enterprises. Humber is one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges as identified by the League for Innovation, and the League’s only Canadian board member. Humber finished first in its class in the highly regarded Community College Survey of Student Engagement in 2009 in each of four categories, including Active and Collaborative Learning, Student Effort, Academic Challenge and Student-Faculty Interaction. More than 85 per cent of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies.
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For more information, please contact:
Mariko Kojima, Director, Logistics
Fiona MacAlpine, Director, Promotions
Professor Ken Wyman,
Program Coordinator, Postgraduate Fundraising & Volunteer Management Program
416 675-6622 ext 3013