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Philanthropy Forum

Thank you for joining us on Wednesday October 6, 2021.

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.

Key Note Speakers

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.

Organizational Health and Resilience Presentation to the Region of Durham’s Funders Table

At the request of Durham Community Foundation, Bruce MacDonald, also presented the need to support organizational health and resilience in May to the Region of Durham’s Funders Table.

Here’s a link to his presentation:

Organizational Health and Resilience

Conversation strengtheners for leaders within the charitable and nonprofit community

The purpose of this document is to provide community leaders with key statements that will support conversations within the charitable and nonprofit community related to funding needs and shifting towards a culture of trust. These statements will provide leaders with the language to unapologetically ask for core funding.

We’re On Our Way!

Supporting Durham’s Non-Profit Sector through (and post) the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Presented by Community Development Council Durham (CDCD)

Better Together!

Durham Community Foundation is grateful for the support of Community Development Council Durham and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for providing registration for free to 125 participants attending the 2021 Philanthropy Forum.

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