Welcome to Congress 2014

Mark Douglas Trask HeadshotCongress keeps getting better and better each year, and I’d like to personally invite you to spend 3 days this November at one of the top fundraising conferences in the world. The Congress organizing team has worked tirelessly to bring you the best speakers, nationally and internationally, so you’ll have a first-rate learning experience.

Day One’s opening plenary features visionary thinker and provocateur Tony Elischer who is guaranteed to give you fresh perspectives on your work, your donors and your role in making the world a better place. Tony always has something mind-stretching to say and we’re thrilled he’s back – just for you.

Congress is bringing to life just how important diversity and inclusion are to the future of the fundraising profession and philanthropy in Canada. We’ve integrated 12 sessions into Congress to bring to you the extraordinary learning gained over the past 2 years from the Inclusive Giving project. We’re bringing Inclusive Giving to centre-stage for a not-to-be-missed panel discussion over lunch on Day 2 featuring noted philanthropists who are certain to provide fresh perspectives and inspire you.

If you’re new to fundraising, the profession and to Congress – be prepared to be inspired – for good! If you’re looking to update and upgrade your skills and knowledge, Congress offers you an amazing professional development experience. If you’re leading your shop, or getting ready to take the leap to leadership, you’ll want all that Congress has to offer, and more.

Make your plans now to attend Congress 2014 – you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to seeing you in November.

Mark Douglas Trask,

Chair, Congress 2014