A moment to reflect back and look forward. Learn from experts in the field who have been instrumental in building the fundraising practice, to what it is today, as they share their learnings and breadth of knowledge.

The Fireside Chat is a career retrospective where experts will share what they have learned, what they wished someone had told them, and what they see for the future of fundraising. Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions, so come prepared! Session may end early.

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.