AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is delighted to feature our Webinar Series - view at your desk using Adobe Connect!

DATE: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
TIME: 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
COST: Members: $25.00 Non-Members: $35.00 (+ HST)
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“We can’t do that here!” (Yes you can, and your donors will love it!) - How to Win Friends & Influence People in Your Organization

Have you ever heard someone at your organization say: “We can’t do that here!” In this webinar you’ll learn that you can, and you should – for your donors’ sakes.

But how? Stephanie Highfield has first-hand experience moving innovative ideas through an organization, and she’s collected stories of others doing the same. Join her to hear these stories, and learn tips and tricks for making friends with different departments in your organization, how to build bridges where there are silos, and how to make fundraising relevant for everyone – from program staff to data processing to senior leadership. Get this right, and when you want to push your hare-brained, donor-centric idea through, you’ll have the relationships built to do it.

You’ll leave this webinar saying, “What chain of approval? I’ve got this!”

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to build relationships before you need them
  • To be the person who says “yes!” (and gets the same response back from others)
  • How to push new ideas forward in a risk-averse sector
  • How to feel empowered to impact change in your organization

Stephanie Highfield

Fundraising Strategist


Stephanie Highfield is a Fundraising Strategist with Blakely, a Fundraising and Marketing Agency. She has spent the past decade working for a variety of charities across Toronto, raising funds for and telling stories about everything from fully digital hospitals to family centered addiction treatment. Passionate about providing all donors in her community with an opportunity to give, Stephanie embraces a creative and multichannel approach to annual fundraising programs, while always focusing on donors.