Enews - April 5, 2018



Don’t miss the 2 April CCAeLearning webinars

Learn, and gain CFRE points, by participating in two CCAE webinars in April that are free to CCAE members (including unlimited advancement staff at your school), thanks to support for the entire webinar series from iA Financial Group. These two webinars are also supported by Ross W. Marsh Consulting Group Inc.

Check out the details on the CCAE website and mark your calendar for:

April 19, 2018
Running a campaign out of a small advancement office

Presented by Jamie Lougheed, Executive Director of Advancement, Greenwood College School

April 26, 2018
Knowing, growing, building our significance: Using strategic engagement to advance a culture of giving

Presented by Kirsten Eastwood, Executive Director, Community Development, TMS

Early registration deadline less than 1 month away!
A superlative program: The 2018 CCAE National Conference

Not only does #ccae2018 provide something for everyone in Canadian educational advancement - at every experience level and in every area - the conference also offers exceptionally high-value sessions presented by stellar advancement professionals and savvy consultant partners.

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

Review the sessions, presenters, and keynotes.

View the National Conference video.

Plan to celebrate at uniquely Halifax special events.

Sign up for 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 growing list of #ccae2018 Sponsors.

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

Don’t miss out on 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:

  • 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 check out the guidelines and complete the submission survey.

The 2018 AGC will be held in Toronto in October.

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Congratulations to the 2018-19 TD Insurance Fellows in Advancement

CCAE congratulates the two new TD Insurance Fellows: Christian Robillard at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON; and Susan MacCormack at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS.

Read the profiles of these two outstanding Fellows on the CCAE website.

Thank you to TD Insurance for 20 years of supporting new advancement talent development through these Fellowships.

* 2018 - 19 TD Insurance Fellows, Christian Robillard and Susan MacCormack

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TD Insurance Fellowship teaches the value of teamwork

Andrew Christie, a 2005 TD Insurance Fellow from Carleton University, currently practices international trade law as counsel with the Ministry of International Trade for Province of Ontario. He credits his Fellowship with giving him the tools to launch his career.

Andrew Christie: Since completing my Fellowship, I spent a year in France learning French before moving to the UK to attend graduate school at the London School of Economics. I returned to Canada to attend law school in Ottawa, specializing in international law. During this time, I worked at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC and on a social justice fellowship in Jakarta, Indonesia. I articled and clerked at the Superior Court of Justice prior to joining that Court's Office of the Chief Justice as counsel and manager of legal research. I then transitioned to my current position last year.

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

Andrew: I learned the value of contributing to and relying upon a strong team to increase the likelihood of success. Reaching out and relying on colleagues and experts within the department and around the university was crucial in ensuring I met my deliverables. I also learned about the value of nurturing relationships with internal and external stakeholders to foster trust. Finally, one of the most challenging aspects of the TD Fellowship was recognizing that while your team played a supporting role, I was ultimately responsible for my own project; recognizing this was both daunting and empowering.

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