31 episodes

Welcome to The Ask, a podcast from KCI on fundraising and philanthropy in Canada. Featuring thought leaders from across the country, The Ask will endeavour to bring thought-provoking content and conversation to fundraising professionals and volunteers nationwide.

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Welcome to The Ask, a podcast from KCI on fundraising and philanthropy in Canada. Featuring thought leaders from across the country, The Ask will endeavour to bring thought-provoking content and conversation to fundraising professionals and volunteers nationwide.

    The Big Rethink Ep. 5/5

    The Big Rethink Ep. 5/5

    Our thanks to Erin Sargeant Greenwood of Saint Mary’s University for joining Nicole Nakoneshny on this episode of KCI’s The Ask. Erin shares her insights, advice, and thoughtful list of “must do’s” for charities as they move forward with fundraising during and after the pandemic.
    “The lasting effect that I hope we come away with…is an enhancement of the appreciation of the role of philanthropy and the power of fundraising, both in terms of impact on recovery and to build resilience in people and communities.”

    • 12 min
    Le grand repenser - Épisode 4/5

    Le grand repenser - Épisode 4/5

    Dans le baladodiffusion The Ask de KCI, Lili-Anna Pereša, Présidente et directrice générale de Centraide du Grand Montréal prédit les effets à long terme de la pandémie : entre autres, un virage vers des approches ultralocales, une consolidation au sein du secteur, une augmentation de partenariats à impact collectif avec les secteurs public, privé et sans but lucratif et une meilleure utilisation des données, des informations, de l’expertise et des connaissances pour la prise de décisions éclairées. Aussi disponible en anglais.

    • 16 min
    The Big Rethink Ep. 4/5

    The Big Rethink Ep. 4/5

    In KCI's The Ask podcast, Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal predicts lasting effects of the pandemic, including a shift to hyperlocal approaches; sector consolidation; more public, private, non-profit collective impact partnerships; and better use of data, facts, expertise, and knowledge to inform decisions. Aussi disponible en français.

    • 12 min
    The Big Rethink - Ep. 3/5

    The Big Rethink - Ep. 3/5

    In this episode of KCI's The Ask, Eva Friesen, President and CEO of the Calgary Foundation offers her thoughts about mission relevance, mergers, and doing things differently in both service delivery and grant making.
     
    “The COVID 19 epidemic has shed light on some areas of society where we know we need to do things differently for evermore after.”

    • 12 min
    The Big Rethink - Ep. 2/5

    The Big Rethink - Ep. 2/5

    Thanks to Ted Garrard, Chief Executive Officer of SickKids Foundation for sharing his wisdom and guidance! In this episode of KCI's The Ask, Ted offers thoughts about the impact of the pandemic on fundraising in Canada.
    “Donors and volunteers are reappreciating the importance of having a very strong social safety net…recognizing that government can’t do it all…and an opportunity for charities to work collectively and with government to ensure we are all well prepared for what the future holds.”

    • 12 min
    The Big Rethink

    The Big Rethink

    Unprecedented. Uncharted. Uncertain. These are just a few of the words being used to describe the times we’re navigating as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout.  And given the degree of uncertainty we continue to face, it’s hard to know exactly what this will mean for Canadian charities and their fundraising. What will be the impact of the pandemic on Canadian charities? What are the challenges and opportunities? How will this change how organizations raise money?
    We’re delighted to bring you the perspective of five of the sector’s most knowledgeable and thoughtful voices who will share their thoughts and advice on these questions. In this first conversation, we hear from with Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO of Imagine Canada.

    • 12 min