Monday, June 3, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

At your desk!

AFP Members: Free!
Non-Members: $35 + HST


High Performing Teams – Hard to Create but Worth the Effort

Session outline:

At its core, a high performing team is the foundation of success for your organization. We know what you’re thinking - easier said than done. But whether you are creating a team from scratch, restructuring a team that is dysfunctional or simply trying to strengthen one that hasn’t yet clicked, we will share 7 key insights based on real life examples that are essential for building your A-Team! If you are in a team that you feel could use some glue, or are a leader that is feeling a lack of teamwork, this is a session you won’t want to miss.

Sponsored by:

Laura Champion

Fundraising Strategist

Blakely Inc.

Laura loves fundraising. After leaving her first career in Library Science she found her niche in the fundraising world. Luckily, she can use many of the same skills but now she can be a little less quiet. She has experience in annual, tribute giving, mid-level growth and strategy, special initiatives, and digital integration.

Laura is a proud Humber College grad and has co-created a mentorship project for new grads transitioning into the workplace from academia. She is also actively involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and an author of a number of articles on philanthropic topics.

Kesheyl van Schilt

President & CEO


Kesheyl is passionately committed to getting results. At Blakely, she has spearheaded ground-breaking direct marketing campaigns, channeling her strengths in strategic business planning, data analytics and marketing towards acquiring thousands of new donors and raising millions of dollars for her clients.

Under Kesheyl’s leadership, Blakely has produced integrated digital fundraising campaigns and pioneered innovative leadership giving and second gift strategies, all while consistently delivering outstanding customer service.

As a former fundraising executive at a major teaching hospital, Kesheyl brings over 15 years of experience to her roles as President & CEO of Blakely and Senior Fundraiser with key clients.