Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Riverwood Conservancy, Parker Room
4300 Riverwood Park Lane
Missisauga, ON, L5C 2S7 (map)

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Presentation then Networking

AFP Members: $35 + HST
Non-Members: $45 + HST

Peel Region Workshop: Fundraising for Introverts, Extroverts and Everyone in Between!

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 event is NOT about how to become more extroverted; it’s about understanding your strengths and how to leverage them to achieve success. Soft skills are vital in fundraising, working with donors, stakeholders, board and staff means you need to know yourself and lead with your strengths.

Join us to learn:

  • HOW to discover your strengths and understand which skills are needed for what roles in our profession – you will feel more confident
  • Case studies of introverts/extroverts who have successfully evolved into every facet of the fundraising profession – we will dispel myths
  • Tips for surviving special events, personal branding and other fundraising functions that require extroverted style and energy – excel in your career without compromising who you ar

Paul Nazareth

Vice-President, Community Engagement


As Vice President of Community Engagement with CanadaHelps Paul’s team works directly with thousands of Canadians as they support their most beloved causes, 17,000 Canadian charities as they fundraise to change the world and advisors as they facilitate client donations. Paul has been a philanthropic advisor with Scotiabank and spent 11 years with charities like the University of Toronto and the Catholic Church of Greater Toronto in Planned Giving and Major Gift roles. He 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 with AFP in almost every Canadian Province in Canada on digital donations, fundraising networking skills and planned giving. In 2016 he won the CAGP “Friend” award as one of the top planned giving professionals in Canada.