I am an incredibly passionate - bordering on geeky - fundraiser.
I work as a Fundraising Strategist at Blakely Inc., providing strategy to my clients on integrated direct response campaigns (mail, email, video, and beyond!), with a growing expertise in - and no shortage of passion for - mid-level giving.
Prior to joining the team at Blakely, I worked in educational fundraising - first, building a young alumni giving program at Trinity College School, and second, developing a mid-level giving program at my alma mater, Wilfrid Laurier University.
In my spare time, I like to cook, tweet, snuggle with my cats, and write for my blog www.whatgivesphilanthropy.com.
My favorite storyteller is...
...Wally Lamb. My favourite book has been the same for 10+ years -- She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I've read it 3-4 times and every time it gets under my skin... in a good way. Wally Lamb tells the protagonist's story in the most captivating way; I often have to shake myself when reading it and remind myself: I am not the character. When I finish it, I feel full... full of satisfaction, full of emotion, full of inspiration, full of hope. That's why Wally Lamb is my favourite storyteller.
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