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VO Workshop: Case for Support - Inspire your Donors and your Staff

September 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Case for SupportA great Case for Support is the cornerstone of any fundraising plan or campaign. It clearly articulates why your organization exists, and what impact you have in the community around you. Your case for support can help galvanize your staff, to make sure that everyone from the front lines through to Senior Leadership is crystal clear on what you do, why you do it, and why your work is so important. And most importantly a Case for Support shows donors how they can play a vital role in your organization.

Learning Objectives

In this hands-on workshop you’ll get a chance to start writing an actual Case for Support for your organization. We’ll cover

  • How to get ready to write your Case for Support,
  • What to include in a case for support (tone, length, content),
  • How to get buy in from your team about the Case content, and
  • How to USE this fabulous Case that you’ve written so that you can raise more money

Who Should Attend

  • Fundraisers
  • Program managers
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Anyone else who feels the pinch of tight budgets

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer Ottawa has moved

The training will take place at
815 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa ON, K1K 3A7

About your Instructor

Sam Laprade loves to connect people! As a professional fundraiser Sam works closely with generous donors to impact some of the most vulnerable people in her community.

Over a 28-year period Sam has raised money for important charities in her community such as: The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the Ottawa Humane Society and the Ottawa Mission Foundation. In 2009, Sam started as Director, Gryphon Fundraising (www.gryphonfundraising.com). Ms. Laprade shares the importance of donor database analytics with fundraising professionals worldwide. In addition to her work with Gryphon Fundraising, in October 2017, Sam launched her full-time consultancy to assist non-profits with fundraising strategy, stewardship, board relations, coaching and audits.

Sam is an engaging speaker who receives high ratings.  Her speaking engagements include: AFP International Conference, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, the Association of Donor Relations Professionals and AFP Congress (Canada). Sam is the creator and radio host of “An Hour to Give” on 1310 News, Ottawa. This show highlights non-profit organizations in Ottawa, Canada.



Please contact Maria Lahiffe, Education Officer, at 613-736-5266 ext 114 or 

Cancellation policy: 

An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee

Rideau Community Hub (Former Rideau High School)


Contact Information

815 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1K 3A7

TEL: 613-736-5270

E-mail: info@volunteerottawa.ca
Web: www.volunteerottawa.ca


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