April 23rd, 2020 / 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker Discovery Series – Spring 2020 Edition

Presentation/Networking Event

Please note that this event has been postponed until further notice.


Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 5:30PM – 9:00PM
Location: Women's College Hospital Foundation (Auditorium) – 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON (map)
Cost: AFP Members – $30 + HST, Non-members – $35 + HST


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


Life is full of surprises and fundraising is no exception. Have you ever been delighted or shocked by one of your donors? Maybe news coming out of your organization caught you completely off guard? Or perhaps you were the one keeping a surprise under wraps until the time was right? Maybe you just have a story that will surprise us all?
How we navigate surprises, good or bad, is a big part of who we are as professionals and people. This edition of the Speaker Discovery Series invites first-time speakers to take the stage and tell their best story on the topic of surprises!

Not sure if you have a story to tell, but have a basic idea you're thinking about sharing? Apply! Our SDS committee will work with you to help develop your story & presentation!


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.