Fear of fundraising remains pervasive outside of our profession – which can make our jobs a lot more challenging. But as fundraisers, we know that the relationship between a strong culture of philanthropy and successful fundraising is a given. So how can we close the gap? Using cases that span organizational size and sector, we'll explore the nature of cultural change and what you can do today to move philanthropy closer to the centre of your organization.

Key Objectives:

  • Use key indicators to assess your own philanthropic culture on a continuum
  • Identify specific strategies that you can implement to strengthen philanthropy in your organization
  • Understand the power of cultural change in advancing fundraising and embrace your role as a change agent

Speakers
Juniper Locilento, MPNL, CFRE

Senior Director, Development

YMCA of Greater Toronto

Juniper Locilento, MPNL, CFRE is Senior Director, Development at the YMCA of Greater Toronto where she leads annual giving, events, donor relations fundraising operations and a capital campaign for the new Vaughan Metropolitan YMCA. 

Juniper is passionate about coaching teams through change initiatives to drive revenue growth: during a six-year tenure with KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.), she provided counsel for six capital campaigns and supported her clients in raising over $100M. 

Juniper began her career in the arts, working with Soulpepper Theatre Company, Tapestry New Opera Works, the Canadian Opera Company and many others to nurture new audiences and secure public sector and philanthropic support. 

As a volunteer, Juniper serves as a Director and VP, Public Affairs for the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, a Director for the AFP Canada Foundation for Philanthropy and as a Communications Committee and Government Relations Committee Member for AFP Canada. She recently earned a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University and serves frequently as a coach, presenter and trainer for all things fundraising.