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Fundraising and COVID-19: Trends, Tactics and Innovations

November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Anne Melanson & Daniel Holland in a discussion of contemporary trends, tactics, and innovations to fundraising during COVID-19.

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Guest Speakers: Anne Melanson, CFRE and Daniel Holland


Topic: FUNDRAISING AND COVID-19: Trends, Tactics and Innovations


Date and Time: November 17, 2020 from 9 – 10 am.

Anne (Coyle) Melanson, BPR, CFRE, is President of Bloom Non Profit Consulting Group Inc., a Canadian consultancy she founded thirteen years ago. With 33 years of experience, Anne is one of this country’s most seasoned experts in charitable fundraising, capital campaigns and major gifts, leadership development, organizational governance and fundraising communications. For ten years, she led capital campaigns, major gift programs and development planning files as a staff person for two leading Canadian universities: Saint Mary’s University and Acadia University. She has led or been consultant to over 80 organizations in Canada and internationally.


Daniel Holland, MBA, ICD.D, is the CEO of Community Foundation of Nova Scotia. Daniel has worked as an executive-level Leader, Consultant and Director. His leadership profile is one that leverages a mix of consulting, business development, governance, financial markets advisory and operations roles to support growth for regional businesses and charitable organizations. Through his finance experience, facilitator expertise and relationship building, Daniel is trusted collaborator who helps the organizations he leads and his clients develop, grow and realize important operational and business goals.


Moderated by Stephanie Clark, co-chair of the NS Nonprofit COVID-19 Coalition, Anne and Daniel will provide an overview of contemporary trends, tactics and illustrative examples of innovations in fundraising methods. The discussion will provide insight into the current thinking and behaviour of Canadian donors, nonprofits and charities which impact organizations’ fundraising strategy. The discussion will include information on the ways in which Community Foundations, Canada-wide, are engaging with, and supporting, nonprofits and charities.


This is one in the series of Open Forums, hosted by the Nova Scotia Nonprofit COVID-19 Coalition, to offer Nova Scotia’s nonprofit and voluntary organizations and nonprofit social enterprises targeted information and insight into COVID-19 related issues and opportunities.


This Virtual Forum is open to anyone who is interested.


November 17, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am


Nova Scotia Nonprofit COVID-19 Coalition
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