Guest Bloggers

Ryan Brejak
Sarah Kathryn Coley
Chastity Cooper
Whitney Delano
Shannon Doherty
Brittney Dudar
Melissa-Anne Duncan
Kimberly Elworthy
Jennifer Filla
Brian Flax
Sara Glover
Rory Green
Sheena Greer
Carolyn Hawthorn
Daphne Holmes
K. Michael Johnson
Kari Kiel
John Lepp & Jen Love
Sharon Lipinski
Andrew Littlefield
Joy Maiywa
Chris Martin
Richard McMunn
Zach Obront
MJ Pedone
Alison Richmond
Ayda Sanver
Ben Seewald
Sandip Sekhon
Amie Mariana Sider
Philip Tome
Lance Trebesch
Brock Warner

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Ryan is an Alumni Advancement Manager at the University of Guelph, with a focus on engaging and fundraising with young alumni and students. Ryan previously managed the U of G alumni calling program for two years and has an interest in studying leadership and millennials.
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Sarah Kathryn Coley

Sarah Kathryn Coley is an Associate Director for Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is passionate about helping young alumni understand why it is important to give back.
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Chastity Cooper
A PR and social media marketing strategist based out of Washington, D.C., Chasity Cooper hopes to one day become a fierce combination of Olivia Pope, Michelle Obama and Claire Huxtable.
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Whitney DelanoWhitney Delano

“Be A Part of Something Bigger – Together in Action”, posted November 8, 2013

Connect with Whitney via:
LinkedIn

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Shannon Doherty

Shannon Doherty

“Top 5 Takeaways/Moments from APRA International’s 27th Annual Conference”posted August 15, 2014

Shannon is a Prospect Researcher at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Brittney is currently an Alumni Advancement Manger at the University of Guelph where she manages the annual giving call centre and parent program. Formerly a paid search specialist at Search Engine People, Brittney is a Google Adwords certified marketer and is passionate about digital media. Brittney is also a lover of music, fashion, travel and philanthropy!

Connect with Brittney via:
Twitter | LinkedIn | Email

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Melissa-Anne Duncan

Melissa-Anne serves as the Executive Director of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Western Division. As Executive Director, her responsibilities include strategic planning, board development, fundraising, and division operations. Having joined IICF in 2010, Melissa-Anne previously held the position of Vice President of Development for the Western Division and continues to manage IICF’s national communications. (Click here for more.)

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Kimberly is a communications specialist in educational fundraising and alumni relations who worked in lifestyle television for four years. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Grand River Film Festival. (Click here for more).
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Jennifer Filla

“The women are giving!”, posted December 19, 2014
As CEO of the Prospect Research Institute, Jen Filla helps create and deliver the first-ever graded, online courses in prospect research in the fundraising industry. She is also a prospect researcher at Aspire Research Group.

Connect with Jennifer via:
Twitter | Enews | Web

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Brian Flax is a freelance writer based in the Washington, D.C. area. He is experienced in a variety of topics including technology and Internet-based applications.

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Twitter

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Sara Glover

Sara Glover

Sara is a Prospect Researcher at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Rory GreenFundraiser Grrl

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Sheena Greer

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Carolyn Hawthorn

“gen Y besties”, posted December 24, 2014
Carolyn Hawthorn is a young professional working at Harbourfront Centre as a Business Development Officer and sits on Ronald McDonald House Toronto’s Young Professional Committee as the Fundraising Chair. Past professional experiences have seen her at The Terry Fox Foundation and Movember Canada.
Connect with Carolyn via:
Twitter | LinkedIn

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Daphne Holmes

Daphne is a writer from http://www.arrestrecords.com.
Connect with Daphne via:
Email

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K. Michael Johnson

“Do you ask on the first visit?”, posted September 12, 2014

A self-proclaimed fundraising geek, K. Michael loves the nitty-gritty of major gifts work. By day, he raises money for a large research university. In his spare time, he blogs about things he’s learned the hard way at www.fearless-fundraising.com.

Connect with K. Michael via:
Twitter | LinkedIn | Email

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Kari Kiel

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John Lepp & Jen Love

What is “loverizing”?, posted May 8, 2015

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Sharon Lipinski, Change Gangs, Virtual Giving Circles

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Facebook | Google+ | Twitter

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Andrew Littlefield

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Joy MaiywaDegree Jungle

“Opinion Piece: Charity and Philanthropy – Is There a Difference???”,
posted August 8, 2012

For Joy’s short bio, click here.

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“New to Fundraising??? Bookmark These 6 Online Resources” posted August 16, 2013

Connect with Chris via:
Google+

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Richard McMunnHow2become

“Top 5 Ways to Use Social Media to Help Your Fundraising Campaign”, posted January 4, 2013

For Richard’s short bio, click here.

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Zach ObrontGiveGetWin

” What’s Wrong with Philanthropy (And How We Can Fix It)”, posted on August 2, 2013

Zach Obront manages recruitment and development and GiveGetWin, a new kind of charity for the 21st century. You can read more of his writing at www.zachobront.com and find out more about GiveGetWin at www.GiveGetWin.com.

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MJ Padone, Indra Public Relations

“Events That Inspire – Part II”, posted on July 23, 2012

For MJ’s bio, click here.

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Alison Richmondeasyfundraising

“How Fundraising Has Changed in the Last 10 Years”, posted on April 12, 2013
“The Latest in Social Entrepreneurship”, posted on July 5, 2013

Alison has worked in the fundraising industry for several years and enjoys helping to develop different fundraising methods for schools.  It’s important that fundraisers don’t lose hope during these difficult economic times and strive for innovation!  She currently works for easyfundraising.  You can contact Alison at a.richmond@easyfundraising.org.uk.

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Ayda Sanver, MBA, CFRE

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Ben Seewald

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Sandip SekhonGo Get Funding

“The Number 1 Tip For Great Storytelling When Fundraising”, posted on February 1, 2013

Sandip is currently working on medical fundraising website CauseWish which will host a unique community and is due to launch in February 2013.

Connect with Sandip via:
Facebook | Twitter

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Amie Mariana SiderNationWares

“The Story of NationWares”, posted November 9, 2012

Connect with Amie via:
Twitter & you can stay updated on NationWares via:
Web | Twitter | Facebook

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Philip Tomé

A direct marketer since 2002, Philip has worked in fundraising for the past 10 years. Philip Tomé is an Account Director with Russ Reid, North America’s leading direct response agency serving nonprofits. During the past four years, Philip has helped nonprofits across Canada raise more than $60M and acquire 200,000 high-value donors.
Connect with Philip via:
Twitter

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Lance TrebeschTicketPrinting.com & Ticket River

“The Importance of Tickets For Your Fundraiser Event”, posted October 15, 2012

For Lance’s short bio, click here.

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 Brock Warner, War Child Canada

“Is storytelling really the answer for your charity???”, posted on April 30, 2012

Fundraiser @WarChildCan and blogger at http://iamafundraiser.com

Connect with Brock via:
Twitter | LinkedIn

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Do you want to write a guest blog post???
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