Creative Champions Network: Building A Culture of Philanthropy

All arts organizations, large or small, struggle to meet their fundraising goals. But what would happen if we started to think of fundraising as the best possible way to reach out and engage others in passionate support of our artistic vision? What if every staff and board member took pride in their role in achieving our organization’s fundraising goals? In other words, what would life be like if we moved past thinking of fundraising as a hard-slog series of annual campaigns and events organized by the the development team (or sole, brave, development officer), and instead embraced a true culture of philanthropy?

It can be done and the results can be transformational, according to our presenter Michelle Yeung. Learn how to ensure unwavering support and commitment from senior artistic and management leaders, how to ingrain awareness and accountability throughout the organization, and how to engage and reinvigorate our board members’ commitment to this essential organizational development responsibility.

February 26, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Elgin Winter and Garden Theatre Centre
158 Victoria Street, 5th Floor, Studio B

Additional Event Details & Registration:

5:30 pm Doors Open/Registration
5:45 pm Opening Remarks Michelle Yeung
5:50 pm Presentation by Michelle Yeung, Managing Director of School of Toronto Dance Theatre
6:10 pm Panel discussion featuring Allison Bone, Senior Consultant, KCI, Marshall Pynkoski, Artistic Director, Opera Atelier, Harmony Cohen, Board Chair of Obsidian Theatre
6:40 pm Questions & Answers
7:00 pm Closing Remarks/Announcements

Refreshments and networking to follow.

Discovery Category: Board Members
Start Date: Feb 26, 2019
End Date: Feb 26, 2019
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Elgin Winter Garden Theatre Centre
Address: 158 Victoria Street, 5th Floor, Studio B
Cost: Free
Provider: Toronto Arts Foundation
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How to Register:

Space is limited. Registration is required. Contact Alexandra Loewen at or by phone (416) 392-6802 x215

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