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London and Region Fundraising Executives 


Thursday October 16, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT

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Windermere Manor 
200 Collip Circle
London, ON TBD

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                                            Stop Being a Jerk to your Donors!

                                              With Special Guest: David Kravinchuk, Prinicpal Fundraising Pharmacy, Toronto, ON

 Thursday October 16th-7:30am-9am

Location: Windermere Manor

200 Collip Circle, London, ON


Members - Free, Non Members - $25


When it comes to donors, our sector has a terrible
track record for maintaining relationships. It’s pretty bad. Soon, Hollywood
will start laughing at us. What can we do about it? For starters, let’s stop
being jerks! Need to raise more money? Do you love’em and leave’em? This
session will give you inexpensive and easy-to-implement stewardship ideas. Do
you send everyone the thank you letter written by your Executive Director in
1987? Get some practical tips on writing to real human beings!

At the end of this session, participants will:

ˇ Learn how to transform your solicitations into love letters to
your donors

ˇ Learn how to protect your charity’s investment in donor
acquisition by loving your way to higher retention rates

ˇ Learn how a loving, long-term relationship will make your donors
even more desirable (hint: they become monthly and bequest donors)
Audience Level: All 

Speaker Bio:

David is a creative innovator with a personal
commitment to generating funds for charities across Canada through developing
and nurturing great donor experiences.

A consultant with deep experience in direct marketing
strategy and legacy marketing programs, David is passionate about increasing
access to professional and practical advice for all charities. This led him to
operate his very own Fundraising Pharmacy where he is focusing on creating
healthy donor relationships for organizations including the Stollery Children’s
Hospital Foundation, Community Living Toronto, SKETCH, Boyle Street Community
Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters Saskatoon, Ukrainian Canadian Congress and
the Sunshine Foundation of Canada and Rouge Valley Health System.

Before launching Fundraising Pharmacy, David was the
senior Philanthropic Counsel at Good Works where he developed and delivered
both strategy and creative for clients including Canadian Red Cross, the UN
Refugee Agency-UNHCR and the Canadian Cancer Society.

He spent over 5 years in the University of Alberta’s
Annual Giving Office where he increased revenues to more than $6million per
year and led efforts to generate gifts from close to 90,000 donors.

Earlier, David cut his fundraising teeth at the MS
Society of Canada where he developed a passion for carefully executed and
highly profitable special events.

Before joining the professional fundraising world,
David honed his marketing, media and public relations instincts as the
proprietor of an art gallery/event space/café in Edmonton

David has been actively involved with professional
organizations throughout his career including AFP, CASE and CCAE. He has
presented at fundraising conferences, workshops and seminars across Canada. As
a volunteer, he has served on non-profit boards focused on the arts and