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Philanthropy Forum

Thank you for joining us on Wednesday October 6, 2021 for our annual Philanthropy Forum made possible with the generous support of Community Development Council Durham and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Durham Community Foundation recognizes the gift of time and expertise of our two keynote speakers Nicole Nakoneshny @KCI and Bruce MacDonald @Imagine Canada.

We also appreciate the dedication of our host Darryl Swain @Excel Fundraising.

Both Nicole and Bruce have agreed to share their presentations with us.


Now What? Getting Ready for the New.Roaring.20s.

Nicole Nakoneshny
Partner at KCI

In addition to working with clients to develop highly customized strategies and solutions that meet their unique challenges and opportunities, Nicole serves as Lead, Knowledge and Insights at KCI. In this role, Nicole curates the knowledge that KCI generates through our various practices and also keeps an eye on the key and emerging trends in fundraising and philanthropy both in Canada and around the world…seeking to translate that knowledge and information into useful insights for charities and fundraisers. Nicole also serves as Editor of KCI’s online publication, KCI Philanthropic Trends and Host of our monthly podcast, The Ask.

The Case for Organizational Health and Resilience

Bruce MacDonald
President and CEO at Imagine Canada

When carnivals and social good combined, it pointed to a path and for 30 years Bruce has been walking that route. From working for organizations that provide services to young people, older adults, persons with disabilities, community service clubs and sports and recreation groups, Bruce’s experiences have led him to Imagine Canada. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada where he participated in a collective effort to bring mentoring programs to kids. In early 2019, Bruce was appointed Co-Chair of the Permanent Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector working with the federal government.

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