Friday, September 14, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM PDT
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Vancouver Island University 
900 Fifth Street
Library boardroom (Building 305, Room 507)
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

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Monica Powell 
AFP Vancouver Island 

Hit Your Numbers! 

Sleep at night knowing that you will exceed your fundraising goals!

As campaigns and fundraising goals inexorably increase, the need to continue growing the pool of significant donors becomes vitally important. There will be greater and greater competition for available philanthropic dollars. More money will be required next year! How will you ensure that you exceed your goals? This session will demonstrate tactics and methodology of successfully engaging, cultivating and securing ever-increasing major gifts.

Participants at this session will gain insights and practical advice on the key components of fundraising:

  1. How to build a great pipeline of potential donors, that keeps growing.
  2. Strategies for increasing the size and frequency of major gifts.
  3. Understanding the importance of the Pyramid of Giving.
  4. The importance of accurate databases and the intelligent, constant searching required to keep your pipeline growing.
  5. How to build long-lasting relationships with your key donors.
  6. Engaging your board.

Member rate: $35

Non-Member rate: $50

Lunch is included

CFRE Credits: 2



Please register by Monday September 10, 2018


About the Speaker:

John (J.D.) is a Senior Consultant and Independent School specialist at Global Philanthropic, and hasspent most of his career in education, including twenty years at Shawnigan Lake School, on Vancouver Island. Shawnigan Lake School, a leader in independent boarding school education, made an early and significant investment in its future by supporting a bold advancement strategy. John, a passionate advocate of independent school education, served as Director of the Shawnigan Foundation for twelve years.

In his career at Shawnigan he has also served as an English teacher, Housemaster, Director of Advancement, Deputy Headmaster and as a coach of rugby and basketball. In his role as Director, The Shawnigan Foundation, John pioneered the concept of major gift fundraising in Canada’s independent schools.

John’s delivery of philanthropic leadership and independent school fundraising has taken him to Britain, USA, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E. His single-minded focus on major gift philanthropy and board development has enabled many schools to attract significant resources to their organization.

John represents Global Philanthropic with an active list of private school clients across Canada and Asia and is a much sought-after speaker on all aspects of independent schools and funding for the arts, especially on the creation of all-encompassing advancement programs, whilst focusing on capital campaigns and annual fund strategies. His lengthy experience in China is considered a significant asset by his clients.

John is the Past-President of the Vancouver Island Chapter of AFP.   He was honoured by his Canadian colleagues in 2011 with the prestigious CAISAP Sam Heaman Award for his contributions to philanthropy in Canada.

John obtained an MA from the University of Victoria.