Location: Oakham House, Ryerson University, 63 Gould Street, Toronto, ON ~ View Map
Dates: April 19 – June 7, 2016
Time: Tuesday evenings, 6 pm – 9 pm
Full program cost: AFP Members $450.00 ~ Non-Members $550.00 (+ HST)


The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day.This program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. This intensive program offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques. The course will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience.

Modules - View detailed descriptions of the modules

  • Tuesday, April 19: Module 1 (Overview of Fundraising)
  • Tuesday, April 26: Module 2 (Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program)
  • Tuesday, May 3: Module 3 (Marketing for Ongoing Success)
  • Tuesday, May 10: Module 4 (Building & Sustaining Relationships)
  • Tuesday, May 17: Module 6 (Volunteers - Partners in Fundraising)
  • Tuesday, May 24: Module 5 (Securing the Gift)
  • Tuesday, May 31: Module 7 (Management & Accountability)
  • Tuesday, June 7: Wrap-up, discussion, Q & A

CFRE Accreditation

The full program qualifies for 16 points toward CFRE education requirements.

Deborah Bauder, CFRE

Manager, Leadership Giving

Trillium Health Partners Foundation

Deborah has worked as a fundraising professional for 25 years in both Alberta and Ontario.  Working in a variety of organizations, Deborah found her passion for hospital fundraising.  Having worked for the past five years at Trillium Health Partners Foundation, Deborah is enjoying the experience of a growing hospital and sharing the excitement with donors.  As Manager of Leadership Giving, Deborah thrives on the variety of work from working with two portfolios; major gifts and planned giving.  Volunteering is important to Deborah and she is having fun with having co-initiated the newly formed AFP Peel Education Committee, JazzFM.91, Canadian Blood Services.

Gary Gladstone, CFRE


Gladstone Consulting

Gary Gladstone is an accomplished non-profit executive and results-oriented leader with over 30 years of non-profit, corporate, government and volunteer experience.  A strategic thinker and team builder with a proven track record of helping organizations achieve or exceed their revenue goals through major gift fundraising, grant writing, government relations, media relations, event planning, volunteer recruitment and leadership development. He served as a member and chair of the York Simcoe Grant Review Team of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  He is engaged in municipal, provincial and federal politics, both as a fundraising professional and as an active volunteer.  Gary is currently the Central East Regional Lead of the Justice of the Peace Appointment Advisory Committee and is principal of Gladstone Consulting - A one-stop consultancy for charities and non-profits to raise their profile, increase their friends and donors, improve government relations and raise the funds needed to fulfill their missions.

Gary is currently working with Reena and the Intentional Community Consortium, managing Stakeholder Relations, meeting with MPs, MPPs and municipal representatives furthering the goal of allocating 5% of Affordable Housing Funds to those with Developmental Disabilities. 

Juniper Locilento, CFRE

Director of Annual Giving, Operations & Strategy

YMCA of Greater Toronto

Juniper Locilento, CFRE is the Director of Annual Giving, Operations & Strategy at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. As a change-maker in the non-profit space, Juniper is passionate about coaching, collaborating and leading teams through change initiatives to drive revenue growth. During a six-year tenure as a Senior Consultant at KCI Ketchum Canada Inc., she supported clients in raising over $100M. Juniper began her career as performer, educator and fundraiser for the arts, and has worked with numerous cultural organizations to nurture new audiences and secure both public sector and philanthropic support. An AFP volunteer since 2011, Juniper has also been an instructor for Fundamentals of Fundraising, and a presenter for, AFP Congress & Fundraising Day, NAYDO, Humber College and Georgian College. Juniper holds a holds a B.A. and a Diploma in Operatic Performance from the University of Toronto and a postgraduate certificate in Arts Administration from Humber College. She is currently pursuing a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Carleton University.

Andrea Orr, CFRE

Campaign Director

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

In her role as Campaign Director at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Andrea is responsible for engaging donors and securing major gift support from individuals, foundations and corporations toward the Billion Dollar Challenge for Personalized Cancer Medicine.   Prior to this Andrea was with Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation for more than 6 years where she held the position of Senior Director, Development. At Mount Sinai she led the Foundation’s integrated stewardship and donor relations activities, managed the Venture Sinai program and held a donor portfolio. Andrea has also worked at the Children’s Aid Foundation where she helped establish and managed their national programs.

Andrea is a frequent instructor with the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course and has presented at the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) international conference and for the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter on building donor relationships and stewardship.  She sat on the ADRP Board of Directors from 2010 -2012 and has been a member of the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Philanthropy Awards Selection Committee for the last 3 years. Andrea received her Certified Fund Raising Executive designation in 2009.

Elisa Williams Schroen, CFRE

Senior Donor Relations Officer

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

After graduating from the Fundraising & Volunteer Management post-graduate program at Humber College in 2004, Elisa became part of the Leadership Giving team at the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, where she raised $2 million annually in small gifts towards cancer research. In 2008, Elisa obtained her CFRE designation. Since 2008, she has managed stewardship operations for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, where she recently implemented the first comprehensive donor recognition program for the Faculty of Medicine. Elisa is responsible for all aspects of donor stewardship, including all physical recognition, written stewardship reports and creating meaningful experiences for donors. Elisa is the mother of 3 babies: Peter, William, and the Donor Recognition Wall in the Medical Sciences Building.

Jennifer Williams, CFRE

Director of Advancement, Bloomberg Nursing

University of Toronto

Jennifer Williams is a seasoned fundraiser with more than 10 years of experience in Healthcare and University fundraising.  As the Director of Advancement at Bloomberg Nursing, University of Toronto, Jen plays an integral role in all aspects of development and alumni relations.  Prior to her work with Bloomberg Nursing, Jen was with the Faculty of Medicine as a Senior Development Officer achieving significant major and planned gift targets.  A strong leader, collaborator and problem-solver, Jen provides insightful relationship management, helping to build a stronger philanthropic environment at the University of Toronto.