Tell me if this sounds familiar: you have a great new project you take on and you eagerly start implementing it but fail to plan every little details because, you, know, we’ll figure it as we go along. Next thing you know, you’re well into the implementation and realize there’s a few things you could […]


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 […]


At this time of year a series of restaurants have a food festival where they offer patrons a set table d’hôte menu at a greatly reduced rate. I have been going to this event for the 10 years it’s been running and I look forward to it every year. I recently enjoyed a lovely dinner […]

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