April 23, 2021 12:00 - 1:30pm ET

AFP Members: $35.00 +HST

Non-Members: $55.00 +HST

Members outside the Greater Toronto Chapter please email Matthew Ford to access member pricing: afpadmin@afptoronto.org

In a world where people need a break from technology, but yet it’s also a great way to engage people, how can you build authentic and meaningful relationships with your donors?

With a new normal coming our way we have an extraordinary opportunity to rethink how we keep our donors engaged with our mission and feel like they are having an impact on the cause they care so much about. How do we cut through the noise to connect in meaningful ways? Do we need to get back to basics or do things radically differently?

Together we will figure out how you can leverage the opportunities in front of us to help your donors feel more loyal and committed to your organization.

That’s right! We will do this together! Because regular webinars? Those are so 2020. Join Kimberley and Rickesh for a very unique and interactive webinar experience. We will engage in community conversations about how to build stronger, authentic and meaningful relationships. Bring your idea and questions about donor engagement for live real time hacks. We want to add your voice to the conversation.

Come prepared to participate as we work together to define what donor stewardship looks like in 2021 and beyond. Together, we will discuss and learn:

  • How our new normal is changing traditional donor engagement programs
  • What hasn’t changed and remains as important fundamentals for enhancing the donor experience
  • Five tangible ideas that you can swipe, change and implement right away to keep you and your donors inspired

Please note we are having technical difficulties with our registration system. It is not recognizing memberships, so please contact Matthew Ford at mford@afptoronto.org to access member pricing.

Rickesh Lakhani, MBA, CFRE

Executive Director

Future Possibilities for Kids

Rickesh believes that every donor, supporter, and volunteer should feel deeply engaged in their interactions with a cause, while also learning about the issues and the role that they must play in the solution. He believes that the duty of a fundraiser is to match interest and intention with impact, and infuse passion for the cause at every step. He champions and encourages others to create a unique, personalized, and meaningful experience for their stakeholders to drive engagement and giving to new heights.

Rickesh is the Executive Director at Future Possibilities for Kids, where they provide leadership and life skills development programs for children and youth from underserved communities. Prior to this, Rickesh was the Director, Campaign at United Way York Region, leading an $8M annual fundraising campaign. He recently served on the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter’s Board of Directors. Rickesh is a strong advocate for volunteerism, and has contributed hundreds of volunteer hours to a variety of initiatives.




Kimberley MacKenzie, CFRE


The Intersection

Kimberley is an award winning fundraiser, Certified Fundraising Executive and AFP International Master Trainer. A sought after facilitator, speaker and trainer Kimberley has been in the fundraising trenches since 2001 and uses her extensive generalist experience to help charities run better and raise more money. 

As a thought leader in the sector Kimberley has had many articles and blogs published internationally, spoken internationally, was a driving force in the early days of SOFII.org. Kimberley has also served as Editor for Hilborn Canada’s eNEWS – a weekly publication send to over 14,000 fundraising professionals every week – was a member of the Advisory Panel for the Rogare Think Tank at Plymouth University and an executive member of the Planned Giving Council of Simcoe County. As mother and stepmother to a family of ten, Kimberley has a high capacity for complex situations and would love to hear from you. You can contact her on twitter via @kimberleycanada or by email at K@kimberleymackenzie.ca.