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

DATE: Thursday, August 24, 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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Fundraising for Introverts

Fundraisers are generally considered extroverts – outgoing event hosts, mix mingling schmoozers, able to ask without fear. The truth is quite different and it would surprise you: many fundraisers at all ages and stages are often a mix of both styles. Introverts bring a different set of skills to the table that can be equally effective at securing gifts and building relationships. This webinar is NOT about how to become more extroverted; it’s about understanding your strengths and how to leverage them to achieve success. Resources and free follow up learning will be shared. Log in to hear about:

  • Discovering your strengths and understanding which skills are needed for what roles in our profession – you will feel more confident
  • Case studies of introverts who has successfully evolved into every facet of the fundraising profession – we will dispel myths
  • Tips for surviving special events and other fundraising functions that require extroverted style and energy – excel in your career without compromising who you are

Paul Nazareth

Vice President of Community Engagement


As Vice President of Community Engagement with CanadaHelps Paul’s team works directly with thousands of charities and fundraisers across the nation. Paul has been a fundraiser for 17 years and although he is known for his speaking and writing on the topic of networking it’s because like so many fundraisers he is a “forced extrovert” and struggles with being 40% introvert. Experimenting with front line fundraising, events, media interviews and other roles as well as reading over 100 books on interpersonal engagement - helping fundraisers find a fit in our profession is his obsession. Paul teaches the national online Planned Giving course with the postgraduate fundraising program at Georgian College, is Chair of the Advisory Committee at the Humber College postgraduate fundraising program, an instructor with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and has spoken in every Province in Canada and almost every AFP Chapter on digital donations, fundraising skills and planned giving.