Call for Speakers 2014 Season
London & Region Fund Raising Executives (LRFRE) is an association of professionals engaged in fund raising efforts in London, Ontario’s charitable sector.
Founded in the early 1990’s, LRFRE has a long-standing presence in London. Through our monthly professional development and networking sessions, we are committed to providing the best resources for fund raising professionals in London and the surrounding region.
LRFRE Membership is a unique opportunity for professionals engaged in fund raising efforts in the charitable sector to network, share ideas, and learn.
LRFRE is seeking speakers to present current topics of interest to our members in 2014. The 2014 season will consist of breakfast sessions and lunchtime sessions.
Presentation: To hear from and be inspired/challenged/informed by a speaker with significant skill and experience. To explore a current topic of interest with other professionals.
Outcome: A thought-provoking, highly-professional presentation with the objective of learning or upgrading a specific fundraising skill.
Speaker Requirements: Expertise in the subject matter; experience delivering lectures/presentations; references as a speaker facilitating group discussion; Knowledge of subject/topic; Ability to maintain objectivity while creating a stimulating, inclusive discussion environment
LRFRE Audience level: Small shop fundraisers to specialists from large organizations
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 29, 2013
Pillar Consulting & Advisory Services brings expertise and innovation to nonprofit organizations in London and area. We help our clients to achieve their short and long term goals with our high-quality and cost-effective services that build capacity, foster collaboration and spur social innovation.
Pillar Consulting & Advisory Services seeks to be the place nonprofit organizations go to be connected with the professionals who can help them discover the solutions to their most difficult challenges.
Pillar Consulting & Advisory Services aims to broaden our community impact and to model the benefits of collaboration. Our outlook is one of abundance because we aim to be an instrument of change much larger than ourselves. We have a desire to engage in conversations and partnerships that will attract exceptional opportunities, deliver rich results and foster growth for everyone involved.
On occasion, we receive requests for referrals to fund development and fundraising consultants. To respond to these client requests, we would like to build relationships with independent practitioners who bring a committed, client-centered and creative approach to their work and leadership. Successful applicants will have a minimum of 3 years of experience and are current LRFRE members, in good standing.
If you would be interested in providing consulting services for a fund development or fundraising project, as the need arises, please complete and submit an application to:
Director, Consulting & Advisory Services
Pillar Nonprofit Network
THE LRFRE MENTORING PROGRAM:
SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS. EXPLORE YOUR POTENTIAL.
Attention all LRFRE members! The LRFRE Executive Committee is pleased to launch the 2013 Mentoring Program. This is your chance to get one-on-one access to senior fundraising professionals, share best practices and develop your skills as a non-profit leader.
The Mentoring Program will run from February to June 2013. The program is free and only open to mentees who are LRFRE members.
This year's mentors are:
1. Tammy Adkin, Partnerships Manager, Museum London
2. Sue Barnes, CFRE, Senior Development Officer, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation
3. Janet Burrell, Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship, London Health Sciences Foundation
4. John MacFarlane, Executive Vice President, London Health Sciences Foundation
5. Mary McPherson, CFRE, Board Member, City of Mississauga Library System
6. Rick Moss, Managing Director, Jesse's Journey
7. Veronica Stoiber, Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Western University
8. Janet Tufts, Executive Director, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
9. Janet Turner, Director, Major Gifts and Campaigns, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Don’t delay in submitting an application -- there are a limited number of spaces and late forms will not be accepted.
The 2013 LRFRE Conference "Inspired Philantrophy: The Practical & Tactical" will be held on May 30, 2013.
Registration now open!!! Click here to register
We are making a little change to the LRFRE monthly session schedule. Please note that our June 21st networking lunch has been cancelled. The end of June seems to be a very busy time for our members. Our monthly networking sessions will resume after the Summer months in September.
Don't miss your chance at an amazing LRFRE membership deal. From May 1st to 31st memberships are available for $99! Or you can take advantage of the "2-4" and get 2 memberships for $150!
Benefits of membership:
Click here to register for the $99 spring special. **May 1-31 only
We have booked the next LRFRE Conference for May 30, 2013 and we are seeking volunteers to be apart of the planning committee. There are roles both as leading a sub committee or sitting on a sub committee.
The sub committees are:
Develop the core content for the conference; plan the sessions, book speakers, as well as, liaison with speakers prior to and on the day of the conference
Oversee the smooth running of the day’s events, including:
Connect with new sponsors and build relationships with past supporters to raise necessary operating funds for the conference
Marketing & Communications:
Develop the conference communication theme and roll out the marketing plan. Includes website coordination, social media, print materials and email communication