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CCAeLearning: Building the Foundation for Success: Unveiling the Skills and Knowledge of a Solo Prospect Researcher

Join us for an insightful presentation by Olesya Zaremba, Senior Prospect Researcher at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. Olesya, an experienced solo prospect researcher, will provide a comprehensive exploration of the unique challenges and advantages faced in this role within a team environment.

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CCAeLearning: Beyond Performance: Building Culture Practices in Advancement

Embark on the journey of transforming the culture of advancement beyond performance metrics and KPIs. Data has been critical to making informed decisions and developing strategy, but when it comes to unlocking performance, we have discovered that culture was the biggest driving force – leading to three consecutive years of record-breaking fundraising performance. In this session, we’ll share best practices from our own culture journey – including the failures and successes – and provide a blueprint you can use to develop a vibrant, high-performant culture at your institution.

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CCAeLearning: Reimagining Influencer Campaigns

Learn how York University has continued to evolve their award winning influencer campaign #MeetYU to remain fresh and innovative. Discover some of the lessons learned when developing the campaign, tips to maximize engagement, ways to leverage micro student/alumni influencers, and guidelines when coordinating with macro influencers.

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CCAeLearning: Building Connection Through a Signature Event

The pandemic gave the RDP Alumni Association an opportunity to reimagine our signature event in a way that created more connection to RDP, gave Alumni Association members the right opportunities to own and operate the event, and created a reciprocal relationship with our incredible local food and beverage industry. Palate: A taste of Local offers 300 guests the ability to sample food and drink from over 40 food and drink vendors as well as take in our amazing campus spaces.

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Into the Presidential mind

At the Colleges & Institutes Advancement Summit, CCAE held an innovative session with an outstanding panel of presidents and vice-presidents. Participants were able to hear first-hand accounts on the intricacies on the connection between advancement and leadership. This summit also included a pilot of a virtual component and as such part of this session was […]

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CCAeTalk: Events

Featuring Moderator: Emily O’Connor, Alumni Relations Officer, Brock University Kelly McManus, Senior Director, Community Relations & Events, University of Waterloo Jody Paulson, Manager, Events, Athabasca University Sue Porter, Senior Associate Director, Ceremonies and Events, Simon Fraser University Within Canadian educational institutions, events are a crucial part of advancing an Institution’s strategic goals and serve as […]

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The Great Return of 2021 – CCAE Exposé #1 Interview

Featuring a one-on-one conversation between Marc Weinstein and Derek Cassoff of McGill University The first CCAE Exposé features a one-on-one conversation between Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal, University Advancement, McGill University and Derek Cassoff, Managing Director, Communications, McGill University on the challenges, changes and solutions the McGill advancement team found as they navigate through the pandemic and […]

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Advancement and the Great Return of 2021: CCAE Exposé #1

October 2021 Written by: Richard Fisher First and foremost, the Great Return is about people, not places. It is not an event, it is a process. At no time in living memory has there been a crisis so sudden in its impact and so unpredictable in its effects and in its duration. COVID has changed […]

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Annual Giving in the 2020’s – CCAE Exposé #2 Interview

Featuring an engaging interview between Brad Moore, Suzanne Ostrow, and Natalie Cook-Zywicki of the University of British Columbia The second CCAE Exposé features an engaging interview between Brad Moore, Director of Development, Annual Giving, Suzanne Ostrow, Executive Director, Donor Engagement, and Natalie Cook-Zywicki, Associate Vice-President, Alumni; Executive Director, alumni UBC, of the University of British […]

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Naming names – CCAE Exposé #3 Interview

Featuring an engaging & open interview between Karen Bertrand of Queen’s University and Julie Davis of Trent University. The third CCAE Exposé features an engaging interview between Karen Bertrand, Vice-Principal, Advancement at Queen’s University and Julie Davis, Vice-President, External Relations and Advancement at Trent University on the challenges, and community driven involvement in changing the […]

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Re-discovering the digital advantage – CCAE Exposé #4 Interview

Featuring an interview on the future of effective digital communications between Lindsey Fair of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Zahra Valani of Hillfield Strathallan College. The forth CCAE Exposé features an engaging interview between Lindsey Fair, Associate Vice-President, Marketing, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Zahra Valani, Director of Advancement & Communications, Hillfield Strathallan College, on […]

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Investing in Stewardship – CCAE Exposé #5 Interview

Featuring a conversation on the importance of investing in stewardship between Gillian Morrison and David Palmer of the University of Toronto. The fifth CCAE Exposé features an in-depth conversation on the intricacies of successful stewardship during and in-between campaigns, featuring Gillian Morrison, Assistant Vice President, University Development, and David Palmer, Vice President, Advancement, at the University […]

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CCAeLearning: Beyond Performance: Building Culture Practices in Advancement

Embark on the journey of transforming the culture of advancement beyond performance metrics and KPIs. Data has been critical to making informed decisions and developing strategy, but when it comes to unlocking performance, we have discovered that culture was the biggest driving force – leading to three consecutive years of record-breaking fundraising performance. In this session, we’ll share best practices from our own culture journey – including the failures and successes – and provide a blueprint you can use to develop a vibrant, high-performant culture at your institution.

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CCAeLearning: Reimagining Influencer Campaigns

Learn how York University has continued to evolve their award winning influencer campaign #MeetYU to remain fresh and innovative. Discover some of the lessons learned when developing the campaign, tips to maximize engagement, ways to leverage micro student/alumni influencers, and guidelines when coordinating with macro influencers.

read more

CCAeLearning: Building Connection Through a Signature Event

The pandemic gave the RDP Alumni Association an opportunity to reimagine our signature event in a way that created more connection to RDP, gave Alumni Association members the right opportunities to own and operate the event, and created a reciprocal relationship with our incredible local food and beverage industry. Palate: A taste of Local offers 300 guests the ability to sample food and drink from over 40 food and drink vendors as well as take in our amazing campus spaces.

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CCAeLearning: #Maamawi: How to bring people together to discuss Reconciliation in Business

The Ted Rogers Indigenous in Business student group at Toronto Metropolitan University brought 165+ people together (#maamawi) to celebrate the resurgence of Indigenous peoples’ and worldviews in business. Panelists at the inaugural Reconciliation in Business conference focused on Call-to-Action 92, as a way to support Indigenous self-determination, to close the socioeconomic gap, and unlock the $100 Billion annual Indigenous economy.

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CCAeLearning: Stewardship’s essential role in Campaign planning

March 30, 2023 Focusing on Stewardship as a key driver in Fundraising Campaign preparation and planning to ensure success. Jennifer O’Neill, Campaign Director, Office of Development, Memorial University David Penney, Manager, Stewardship Programs, Office of Development, Memorial University The presentation will look at Stewardship as a key driver in setting the stage for a Campaign, […]

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CCAeLearning: Alumni Events

December 1, 2022 2 sessions on Alumni Events featuring: In-person events during a digital era Kaitlyn Edwards, Manager, Events, Alumni Affairs & Development, University of Guelph Beyond the Book Club Lisa Andreana, Alumni Relations Officer; Homecoming, Reunions, & Special Events, Wilfrid Laurier University Brittany Russell, Development Officer, Leadership Giving, Wilfrid Laurier University

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