Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gladstone Hotel, Ballroom, 1214 Queen St West, Toronto (map)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reserve your ticket now.

It can be hard to find your chance to shine. If every conference wants experience, then how do you get experience speaking at conferences? That’s why AFP Greater Toronto began the Speaker Discovery Series.

We want to give first-time speakers an opportunity to speak in front of a friendly audience and receive constructive feedback.

Theme: Dilemma

As fundraisers we face choices every day; some feel inconsequential, while others can weigh on you and exhaust your mental energy. It can seem like the right decision may never arrive as you struggle to consider every alternative. This edition of the Speaker Discovery Series invites fundraisers to share their story of a dilemma – what was your difficult choice and how did it turn out? What happened when you faced your dilemma? Let’s all share and support each other while exploring the "grey areas." Dilemmas will happen and we don’t need to bear them alone.

No slideshows allowed. Just a story, a voice, and a little bravery. Deadline to submit as a speaker is March 30th and ticket sales will continue until we’re sold out – which is sooner than you might expect.


Matthew Dubins – Founder & Data Scientist, Donor Science Consulting

Mo Waja – Social Media & Digital Marketing, Camp Oochigeas

Becky Fallis - Assistant, Gift and Estate Planning, Sunnybrook Foundation

Ruth Godinho – Director, Advancement Services, Humber College

Gerri Nakirigya Lutaaya – Project Coordinator, Environics Institute

Melanie Cote – Associate Creative Director, Blakely

Samantha Barr – Manager, Alumni Relations & Advancement Campaigns, University of Toronto, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

See you on May 9!

Missed our January event?
Catch up with the podcast here (and on iTunes) or read about it on the AFP Blog.