Do you ever feel like you're a hamster racing on the wheel of fortune but going nowhere? Perhaps you're a horse, watching out for the herd and pulling together as a team? Maybe you are the hawk soaring above the horizon, surveying the landscape from an elevated perspective? In nature, we have predators and prey. In leadership and management, we'd prefer a more harmonious metaphor but it doesn't always feel that way. What's most important is, effective fund development depends on all kinds!

Join trainer and facilitator, Cynthia Armour, in a review of the top qualities needed in this profession, followed by a lively interactive discussion that examines the strengths you bring to your work, how to grow and evolve professionally and where your personal goals fit the organization's overall strategy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify what qualities employers are seeking
  2. Examine your strengths, aptitudes and potential
  3. Take steps to chart your career course strategically

Cynthia J. Armour, CFRE

Principal Strategist

Elderstone Resource Development

Cynthia Armour, (CFRE since 1995) has served as a facilitator, trainer and coach to voluntary sector leaders for the past 26 years.  An honours graduate of York's Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program, she continues to be a curious life-long learner.  Cynthia specializes in strategy, governance and fund development. She was the Charity Village Fundraising columnist for four years, was a Subject Matter Expert with CFRE International and has served on numerous boards.  She is recognized for her expertise with small and rural charities while offering practical solutions to organizations of all sizes and locations across Canada.