My buddy Simon Scriver (rockstar nonprofit consultant extraordinaire from Ireland) has this fabulous podcast called Simon Scriver’s Amazingly Ultimate Fundraising Superstar Podcast – just rolls off your tongue, doesn’t it?! It’s nothing like any other podcast because he just has an unscripted conversation with amazing fundraisers and touches on all kinds of topics. Perhaps, the […]


On Saturday afternoon I was trying to book my train for a quick trip to Toronto. I’m going to see David Gray in concert and I’m super excited, I mean REALLY excited! I digress….as I tried and tried to book the ticket, I learned that my credit card had been compromised. A new card was […]


Ciao from Venice! This week I’m headed to Peschiera del Garda in Verona where the Italian Fundraising Association is hosting its annual Festival di Fundraising conference. It’s not all pasta, pizza and Limoncello in Italy. It is the third biggest fundraising market in Europe after the UK and Germany. Italians generously donated €9.1m in 2017. […]


Today’s blog is a brief departure from the usual legacy-related topic that I enjoy writing about. Four years ago I was invited by my friends over at Bloomerang to give a webinar for small shops. At the time I was Director of Development at the MOSD Foundation in Montreal and after years of working in […]


Imagine this: you want to create a legacy video for your organization but you are not sure where to start. It’s normal! It’s a big project, lots is at stake and you are probably asking yourself: How can I tell our story? What’s our legacy proposition? Who’s story can we tell? Doing some reconnaissance work […]