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    Speaker Discovery Series – Spring 2019 Call for Speakers Open Now!


    This edition of the Speaker Discovery Series invites fundraisers to share their stories on the theme of


    What is the secret behind your success as a fundraiser? Did you ever have to hide something crucial from your colleagues? What about your career would really surprise people? Has your organization ever had really exciting news you had to keep under your hat until the big announcement?

    We don’t always have the option of being forthcoming with everyone around us. Sometimes we have to walk a delicate line and not share everything that might be on our minds. Maybe you needed to get something off your chest but could never find the right time or you thought sharing would be too risky. We’re encouraging speakers (who feel comfortable) to come share a secret or two with their fellow fundraising professionals.

    We hope you’ll consider submitting and joining this night of delightful disclosures, captivating confessions, and no longer secret stories. The April 2019 edition of the SDS is the perfect time to share your secret in a safe and welcoming environment!

    Let’s all share and support each other while exploring the theme of secrets in fundraising.


    Save the Date

    Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Theme: Secrets
    Location: TBC

    It can be hard to find your chance to shine. If every conference wants experience, how do you get experience speaking at conferences? That’s why AFP Toronto began the Speaker Discovery Series (SDS). We want to give first-time speakers an opportunity to receive coaching, mentorship, and constructive feedback.

    No slideshows allowed. Just a story, a voice, and a little bravery.

    The deadline to apply to speak is Friday, March 8.