In Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the National Capital Environmental Non-profit Network
(NCENN), we have invited Ken Wyman to return to Ottawa to share his key fundraising
teachings with local non-profits. Ken joined us at our first ever capacity-building event in fall
2008 so it’s only fitting that he should join us again on this special occasion!
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Clark Hall, RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7
Event Fee: $99
There are 10 bursaries available at $49 for charities with revenue under 100K and also 10 full
bursaries with zero fee to students or individuals with financial need. First come, first served,
limited quantity (no special requirement such as showing your income tax/writing an essay). Contact us for details.
- Full Day ‘Sustainable Fundraising’ workshop with Ken Wyman
- Complete slide deck of presentation that can be downloaded
- Access to exclusive Fundraising Forum on Facebook with Ken Wyman
- Free downloadable PDF of one Ken Wyman’s books
This session will focus on building sustainable fundraising practices within your organization.
Specific topics include:
GRANTS AND INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING
Ken will help you find and effectively approach organizational donors, such as major
corporations; local businesses; employee funds; foundations; government; unions; service
clubs; and others. Canadian corporations give millions annually, but 70% of it comes from just
seven industries. Ken will help you determine who to approach and how.
FACE TO FACE WITH MAJOR INDIVIDUAL DONORS
How can you connect with those fabulous people who give charities big donations? These
individuals contribute far more than corporations or foundations, yet many non-profit groups
don’t know how to reach them properly. This can be productive fundraising, particularly in the
short term. Individuals can respond quickly, with no bureaucratic grant-approval process.
Ken will show you how to:
- discover connections to donors using his trademark “Webbing Exercise”
- prepare your board and senior volunteers to ask big
- decide what to say first – and what you should never say
- handle the donors’ toughest challenges
- develop effective solicitation strategy.
ABOUT KEN WYMAN
Ken is a professor and served as Program Coordinator of the Humber College post-grad
Fundraising Management Program for 12 years. See www.Humber.ca/Fundraising
He helps groups develop the skills for long-term self-sufficiency. Ken has been called “one of
the best-known and most-respected professional consultants in the fundraising field.” For more
than 35 years Ken has invented and adapted techniques to help non-profit groups learn the
secrets of growth.
Hundreds of nonprofit organizations have hired Ken. Ranging in size from kitchen-table
grassroots groups to giant multinational charities, they come from almost every
field: environment, health, social service, arts & culture, sports, religion, progressive politics,
and women’s issues. He has helped them raise millions of dollars.
Ken has helped groups from the Arctic Circle to Texas, Cuba and Sweden. He has been one of
the top-rated speakers at the International Fundraising Workshop in Holland, and has also
addressed the Institute of Charitable Fund Managers in England, and many chapters of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals, among others. He has also toured Canada giving
training sessions for The Sustainability Network.
Ken was the host and creative consultant of the educational TVO series “The Fund Raising
He has also written or contributed to eight books (available from Ken):
- Excellence in Fundraising in Canada
- Fundraising for Non-Profit Groups
- Face to Face: How to Get Bigger Donations from Very Generous People
- Fund Raising Ideas That Work for Grass Roots Groups
- Planning Successful Fund Raising Programs
- The Guide to Special Events Fund Raising
- Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Direct Mail Fund Raising
Ken was named the first ever Outstanding Fund Raiser by his peers by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter.
In 1984 Ken became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) based on years of service,
rigorous examination, and regular re-certification.
Before becoming a consultant, Ken spent five years as National Co-ordinator of Fund Raising
and Publicity for OXFAM-Canada, the third world development agency. He helped reverse their
seven-year decline in income, tripling public donations to $1.2 million a year.
Earlier, as a journalist and photographer, Ken filed news and human interest stories from across
Canada, Europe, South America and the Middle East. He has written for The Globe and Mail,
The Toronto Star, The Financial Post, Morningside, As It Happens, and CBC National News,