From Research to Results – Mapping the Path towards Greater Major Gift Fundraising Success Using Prospect Research
About Mélanie Fulop
Mélanie is a Researcher/Writer with The Kidney Foundation of Canada. She is a Carleton University Alumna (Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies) whose first career was in Marketing at The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation (now The Canadian Museum of History). Active volunteering at various fundraising events led her to the non-profit sector, working with organizations such as the Co-operative Development Foundation, The Rick Hansen Foundation, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and World Vision. Prior to joining The Kidney Foundation of Canada as Researcher/Writer, Melanie worked at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa as a Philanthropy Officer. In both instances, she drew on her knowledge of successful grant writing and prospect research techniques. She has also shared her skills on a pro-bono basis with other non-profits and has presented at multiple conferences and workshops. Melanie is the Government Relations Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Ottawa Chapter, as well as a member of The Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) Canada, and she lives in Perth, Ontario with her husband.
About Mena Gainpaulsingh
Mena is a fundraising professional and consultant specializing in fundraising strategy and helping organizations to build a culture of philanthropy. She has worked in the sector for more than 18 years, initially at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, where she worked on a capital campaign to build a new treatment centre for torture survivors. She now heads up Purposeful Fundraising Inc, a consulting firm that specializes in fundraising program analysis, strategy development, training and mentorship. As a fundraising consultant, Mena has worked for a broad range of organizations, including WaterAid Canada, Starlight Children's Foundation and Virgin Unite. In a voluntary capacity Mena has sat on the boards of the Institute of Fundraising, the Institute of Fundraising's National Convention 2010, the Steering Committee for Starlight Children's Foundation and served as Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee for Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre. At AFP Ottawa, Mena is the incoming President-Elect. She also sits on the Steering Committee for Prime Ministers Row, an initiative to bring Canada's first street museum to Ottawa. She is dedicated to supporting the professional development of fundraisers and enjoys helping charities navigate their way through their various fundraising challenges.
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