In our roles as fundraisers, we sometimes find ourselves spending as much time developing funding opportunities as we do raising money for them. This session will provide tools which are helpful to navigate these circumstances, particularly in large public institutions.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Learn strategies for proposal development in complex environments.

2. Develop diplomatic approaches for circumstances where decision making is made by multiple stakeholders.

Udai Srinivasan, MBA

Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts

CAMH Foundation

Udai Srinivasan is a Senior Development Officer in the Major Gifts team at CAMH Foundation. Previously he was a Manager within the Major Gifts Team at SickKids Foundation, as well as a Development Officer at York University. Throughout his career, Udai has worked in many different roles and industries, including sales within a small manufacturing business, as an intern for an Indian NGO, and as an analyst in an IT market research firm. His volunteer and charitable interests include animal welfare, social services for seniors, civil liberties in Canada, and most recently, refugee settlement. He obtained his MBA from the Schulich School of Business in 2010, where he specialized in non-profit management.