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Charitable Soul of York - York Region Panel Discussion & Networking Event

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Seneca College (Markham Campus), 8 The Seneca Way (map)

AFP Members - $40.00 + HST
Non-Members - $50.00 + HST

What are the best steps to recruit and retain top talent for your organization?

Employee retention and engagement has been a challenge for our sector. How do we motivate top talent? The market is changing fast and competition has intensified. Are you positioned to compete and attract, grow and retain qualified talent for your organization? Join us to for a panel discussion on how to tackle these challenges and get ahead start on engaging your team for 2019!

  • Where do the best major gift fundraisers come from and what experience do they bring?
  • What are the characteristics of a workplace environment where people thrive and stay?
  • How do you work with millennials who have a different perspective of today's work culture?

We'll be discussing these questions and MORE with our expert panelists:

Peter Blakely


Charity Careers Canada

Peter Blakely is the Founder of Blakely & Associates and grew the company to be one of Canada’s leading fundraising and direct marketing consultancy agencies.

Starting his career in the for profit sector, Peter gained extensive knowledge and experience in the use of a wide range of analytical tools and direct marketing. As a Canadian national team athlete, he was required to raise money so that he could compete and then went on to help the team and his sport raise annual funds. It was the combination of these  activities, fundraising and direct marketing and the recruitment and retention of staff for all of his projects, which lead to the creation of Charity Careers Canada.

Peter’s entrepreneurial background, expertise in the use of data analytics and application of research ensured that clients benefited from the use of every possible fundraising channel and market opportunity. As an active community volunteer, Peter is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.

Kathleen Jinkerson

Practice Leader, HR & Total Rewards Solutions

The Talent Company

Kathleen is the Practice Leader for the HR & Total Rewards Solutions teams at The Talent Company. She works closely with organizations of all sizes across the globe, helping them understand how to leverage proven and trending practices to build and optimize their teams as well as refine their HR, talent and total rewards strategies and practices.

A passionate advocate for elevating talent and people practices within HR and total rewards, Kathleen is an active participant and speaker at a number of HR, leadership and Industry conferences and events.

The Talent Company is an HR Solutions firm that helps organizations Find, Keep, Rewards and Transition talent.

Marty Thomas

Head of Recruitment

Charity Careers Canada