Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Theme: Secrets

Location: Crow's Theatre - 345 Carlaw Ave., Toronto (map)

Cost: $15 + HST for AFP Members, $20 + HST for non-members

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.

Join for a night of storytelling as first-time speakers take the stage to bravely share a secret or two with their fellow fundraising professionals.

Featuring stories from...

Lindsay Sweeney-Hockin

Zahra Karimi

Sandra Gamboias

Miriam Wilson

Sandra Sualim

...with a special ice-breaker presentation by Sarah Ali


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.

Sponsored by:

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