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Episode 9 – Showcasing Leadership as a Board Member with Brian Toller

Brian Toller is President of Tolcor Investments Ltd., a private investment firm. He is also Co-Owner of Cognitive Workshops, which provides cognitive therapy training for mental health professionals across Canada and in the UK.

On a community level, Brian is on the board of Community Foundations of Canada,  which represents the 191 community foundations across Canada. He was on the board of the Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF) for 10 years, three as Board Chair and four as Chair of its Investment Committee, where he led an initiative to implement Responsible Investing and Impact Investing at the foundation. He is currently a member of OCF’s Impact Investing Committee as well as its Investment Committee. He is also Chair of Impact Hub Ottawa, a collaborative co-working space that incubates social purpose businesses.

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Episode 8 – The Power of Storytelling with Leah Eustace

Leah Eustace, M.Phil, MInstF, CFRE, ACFRE and currently the President of Blue Canoe Philanthropy.

Leah is an idea-generator and strategic thinker with a wide and varied background in charitable fund development. Over the past 25 years, Leah has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for organizations around the world.

After many years as a practitioner, Leah now works as a consultant to the non-profit sector. She partners with her clients to help tell powerful stories through direct marketing, cases for support, legacy giving and social media.

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Sneak Peek of EP 8: The Power of Storytelling with Leah Eustace

Leah Eustace, M.Phil, MInstF, CFRE, ACFRE and currently the President of Blue Canoe Philanthropy.

Leah is an idea-generator and strategic thinker with a wide and varied background in charitable fund development. Over the past 25 years, Leah has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for organizations around the world.

After many years as a practitioner, Leah now works as a consultant to the non-profit sector. She partners with her clients to help tell powerful stories through direct marketing, cases for support, legacy giving and social media.

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Episode 7 – Swiping Right on Fundraising with Paul Nazareth

Spending 18 years in the sector, Paul has been a philanthropic advisor with Scotiabank and spent over a decade with charities like the University of Toronto and the Catholic Church of Greater Toronto.

He teaches fundraising with the postgraduate fundraising program at Georgian College, is Chair of the Advisory Committee at the Humber College postgraduate fundraising program, an instructor with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and speaks nationally on online, major and planned giving.

He has been a speaker at almost every Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter in Canada and has been featured in the Globe and Mail and Forbes on the topic of personal branding and networking.

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Sneak Peek of EP 7: Swiping Right on Fundraising with Paul Nazareth

Spending 18 years in the sector, Paul has been a philanthropic advisor with Scotiabank and spent over a decade with charities like the University of Toronto and the Catholic Church of Greater Toronto.

He teaches fundraising with the postgraduate fundraising program at Georgian College, is Chair of the Advisory Committee at the Humber College postgraduate fundraising program, an instructor with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and speaks nationally on online, major and planned giving.

He has been a speaker at almost every Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter in Canada and has been featured in the Globe and Mail and Forbes on the topic of personal branding and networking.

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Episode 6 – Donors and Brides – Beyond the Veil with Sarah Wong

Sarah is a 25-year-old entrepreneur born and raised in Ottawa. During the day, she works at a local tech company dedicated to changing the face of healthcare. But on evenings and weekends, she is a wedding planner dedicated to making life stress-free for local brides and grooms to be!

Sarah has enjoyed every opportunity for learning and personal growth that philanthropy has provided her along her journey! 

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Sneak Peek of EP 6: Donors and Brides – Beyond the Veil with Sarah Wong

Sarah is a 25-year-old entrepreneur born and raised in Ottawa. During the day, she works at a local tech company dedicated to changing the face of healthcare. But on evenings and weekends, she is a wedding planner dedicated to making life stress-free for local brides and grooms to be!

Sarah has enjoyed every opportunity for learning and personal growth that philanthropy has provided her along her journey! 

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Episode 5 – The Magical World of Event Planning with Samantha Banks

Samantha Banks has been working and volunteering in the philanthropic sector for over a decade. She is a graduate of the Humber Fundraising and Volunteer Management Program and has held positions on both the fundraising and granting side of the industry. She loves to dance and throw events that bring amazing people together. She has worked in Montreal and Ottawa, and served as the Chief of Staff for a Family Office and Foundation in Toronto. Sam is now the Director of Philanthropy, Under 40, for UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

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Sneak Peek of EP 5 – The Magical World of Event Planning with Samantha Banks

Samantha Banks has been working in the philanthropic sector for close to eight years. She is a graduate of the Humber Fundraising and Volunteer Management Program and has held positions on both the fundraising and granting side of the industry. She loves to dance and throw events that bring amazing people together. Samantha loves to say, “I’ll continue to change lives until the day people stop changing mine!”  

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Episode 4 – Getting Involved on Your Campus with Caitlin Salvino

Caitlin Salvino is a recent 2017 graduate from Carleton University completing a B.A. Combined Honours in Human Rights and Transnational Law, and is the National Chair of OurTurn. OurTurn is a student-led organization working with 28 student unions and groups across 8 provinces representing close to 400,000 students. It was initiated through the publication of the OurTurn National Action Plan – a bilingual, adaptable, action plan to end campus sexual violence through a holistic response.