Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM ET
Cost: AFP Members - FREE, Non-members - $35 + HST
Location: Online (registrants will be sent details on how to connect closer to the date)

It’s easy in these tough days to only focus on the here and now and feel overwhelmed by the challenges that lay ahead. But there’s huge evidence that in recessions or tough times, the organizations that think and act on the future not only survive – they thrive. So, how can you turn crisis into opportunity to better connect with current and new donors? What steps can you take now? And what can you do differently?

In this webinar, we will explore an approach to planning for recovery and beyond. We will share stories of change, a powerful strategic and practical framework, a toolbox to help you determine where you are now, and more importantly, help you connect with where you need to be, to support planning to move you forward. Join us and we will share thinking from Crisis to Contingency Planning to Recovery and Opportunity.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to review where you are right now and find your strengths and missed opportunities
  • How to stop doing what isn’t working and start what you really need to do
  • How to reconnect with your mission and use it to sharpen your ambition and goals
  • How to explore investment and opportunity
  • 5 key things you need for recovery

Sponsored by:

AFP members outside of the Greater Toronto Chapter - Please e-mail us at to access the member rate.

Kimberley Blease

Executive Vice President

Blakely Inc.

When it comes to building high-value donor relationships, Kimberley’s energy, enthusiasm and original thinking is unparalleled. With over 30 years of experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, Kimberley is a fundraiser and marketer who believes in building high value donor programs from the ground up. She helps not for profit organizations raise the bar on the experience their donors receive and inspiring donors to do more in the process and raise more money by building real relationships with donors. In her role as EVP at Blakely Inc. she brings vision and proven strategy to the clients she works with and to the teams she leads. Kimberley challenges her fundraising colleagues to think and act differently to achieve more.

Kesheyl van Schilt

President & CEO

Blakely Inc.

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.