DATE: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
LOCATION: Seneca College, Board of Governors Boardroom – 7th Floor, 8 The Seneca Way, Markham L3R 5Y1 ~ MAP
8:00 - 8:30 am: Continental breakfast and networking
8:30 - 9:30 am: Presentation
9:30 - 10:00am: Mix and Mingle
COST: Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $45.00 (+ HST)


We are going through complicated economic and political times, and hearing contradictory assessments from “experts” daily as to the road ahead. This disruptive environment has a real time effect on the philanthropic sector, and fundraising professionals and their Boards in particular, as donors waver between doubt and optimism. Professional and volunteer leaders must navigate the broad range of reactions by assessing their programs, their case, their relationships, and their efficacy. Challenging times present an opportunity to assess risk, grow resiliency and adaptability, and plant the seeds for innovation as a key organizational value. Against this backdrop, Nicole will explore the current philanthropic landscape and challenge you as leaders to think collaboratively about the way forward.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the key trends that impact decision makers in the non-profit sector
  • Be updated on the most current statistics on Canadian philanthropy (individual, corporate and foundation giving) through a compilation of key data sources across the country
  • Be encouraged to consider how they can apply an understanding of philanthropic trends to professional work as fundraisers and leaders

Nicole Nakoneshny

Senior Vice President

KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.)

In addition to serving as the editor of KCI’s online publication, Philanthropic Trends Quarterly©, Nicole plays a lead role in KCI’s specialty portfolio. She works closely with clients to develop highly customised strategic plans and integrated revenue generation strategies, both of which are essential to long-term organizational sustainability. Nicole also conducts capacity assessments and program reviews that assist organizations in enhancing their activities and achieving increased fundraising results.