Enews - March 22, 2018



A “can’t-miss” event: The 2018 CCAE National Conference

Why attend the 2018 CCAE National Conference in Halifax (June 5 - 7)? Ask Arlene Olynyk, Manager of Alumni Relations at Thompson Rivers University. She’s traveling, with another team member, to #ccae2018 all the way from Kamloops, BC.

Says Arlene:

“The more we attend, the higher this conference moves on our priority list. The TRU alumni office has sent representatives to this conference on 3 occasions. This is an investment that gives us returns all year long.

Gathering knowledge from peers, speakers and sponsors has saved our shop time and money in software purchases, online giving program set-up, chapter restructuring and many other program tweaks and updates.”

Join Arlene in Halifax!

Review the sessions, presenters, keynotes and special events.

Preview #ccae2018 via video.

Register for the National Conference by May 1 for best rates.

Maximize your learning and networking at a half-day pre-conference workshop - one for new advancement professionals, the other for senior leaders - on Tuesday afternoon, June 5.

Book your hotel room.

Plan your journey.

Review the #ccae2018 Sponsors.

Deadline extended:
CCAE members in Ontario: Apply by April 13 for CCAE Scholarships

Don’t miss out on a unique benefit: three scholarships for advancement professionals who work at CCAE member institutions in Ontario. Established by the former regional chapter, CCAE-Ontario, these scholarships defray costs of travel to or registration at CCAE professional learning events, including the 2018 CCAE National Conference:

  • The Paul Webb Scholarship
  • The CCAE Ontario Regional Chapter Scholarship, and
  • The Richard Lim Professional Development Scholarship.

The application deadline for all three scholarships is Friday, April 13, 2018. For details and application forms, visit the CCAE website.

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Share your annual giving innovations
The 2018 Annual Giving Congress call for submissions is now open!

Have you and your colleagues accomplished a successful project in 2017-18 that has been a source of pride and demonstrated success in Canadian annual giving? Are you interested in facilitating a unique, thought-provoking session on a relevant and timely annual giving / fundraising topic with your peers? If so, please visit the CCAE website for guidelines and the submission survey.

The 2018 AGC will be held in Toronto in October.

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CCAE thanks all sponsors of 2017 - 18 professional learning

Excellent opportunities for advancement professional learning are possible only with the ongoing support of CCAE National Partners, TD Insurance and MBNA, and the following sponsors who support individual PL events or series.

All webinars:
iA Financial Group

Independent school webinars:
Ross W. Marsh Consulting Group Inc.

2017 Annual Giving Congress
Platinum: iA Financial Group
Gold: Ruffalo Noel Levitz

2017 Advancement for Academics Workshop
iA Financial Group

2018 Independent Schools Summit
Presenting Partner: Ross W. Marsh Consulting Group Inc.
Platinum: Brand Heroes and PearTree Financial
Gold: Global Philanthropic and Offord Group
Exhibitors: BAS Donor and Corporate Recognition and Vidigami

CCAE - CASE Talent Management and Leadership Development Seminar

Integrated Advancement Workshop

2018 Alumni Leaders Summit
Platinum: iA Financial Group and Manulife
Gold: Engagement Analysis Inc.

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Past TD Insurance Fellow helps build community and facilitate change

CCAE is happy to continue the ongoing profiles of past TD Insurance Fellows during this 20th Anniversary year of the Fellowships.

Rosa Duran received her TD Insurance Fellowship at George Brown College in 2005. She has put to use skills and connections from her Fellowship experience to help build community capacity through education.

Rosa Duran: Since my fellowship, I completed my Business Administration, Marketing Major Diploma Program at George Brown College (GBC), along with a Bachelor of Commerce at Ryerson University, and graduated in 2017 with a Master of Education in Adult Education and Community Development from University of Toronto.

Currently I am the School-College Work Initiative Program Coordinator at GBC. I oversee programming designed for grade 11 and 12 high school students who are at risk of not graduating high school. The program provides students the opportunity to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and pursue post-secondary education. The experience re-engages students, builds their academic confidence, and makes accessing post-secondary possible.

I am also teaching in the School of Social and Community Services. My career mission is to Build Community Capacity Through Education. I am passionate about working on system change and education reform initiatives.

CCAE: What did you learn in your TD Fellowship year that has served you well in your career?

Rosa: My TD Fellowship experience cemented the idea of pursuing a career in education. I immensely enjoyed working with various members from the college community: students, alumni, staff, faculty, and administration. Through this experience I was able to expand my social network and I was able to build on my past work and student experiences and skills. The role also taught me the valuable skill of self-direction and the importance of not being afraid of failing when trying to do something new.

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