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GPCB588 - Philanthropy at a glance

This workshop is designed for the Public Scholars program.

Learning Objectives



Topics to be covered:
• What is philanthropy?
• What is fundraising?
• Various charitable organizations
• Why people give?
• Areas of giving?
• Donors and prospect target pools?
• Various methods of solicitation
• Various types of gift
• Various types of campaign
• Case for support and proposal
• Donor cycle
• Making the ask
• Donor relations, donor centred
• CRA rules
• Sources of training and professional development

Leaders Information


This workshop is led by Marcel Dupuis. Marcel provides strategic leadership and operational expertise for the university’s fundraising priorities, and also leads the refinement and development of fundraising programs and campaigns. Marcel has 25 years of fundraising experience including 14 in higher education. Prior to joining Concordia for the second time in 2014 – he was Director of Development at Concordia from 2001- 2006 – he worked as Director of Development at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and then at the Lassonde School of Engineering, from 2011 to 2014, at Toronto’s York University, Canada’s third largest university. He also served as Executive Director of Development at the Université de Montréal from 2006 to 2010. As a volunteer, Marcel joined the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) board and was a Director-at-Large from 2006 to 2009. Marcel co-chaired the CCAE’s Prix d’Excellence awards competition from 2006 to 2009. For his dedicated service to the Prix d’Excellence, Marcel received an award of recognition from CCAE at the national conference in Hamilton, in June 2009. A physical education graduate of the Université de Sherbrooke, Marcel began his career as a physical education teacher. His journey into advancement taught him that education, discipline and coaching are all interconnected.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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