Tag Archives: Leadership


Truth and Reconciliation and Philanthropy, AFP Inclusive Giving Fellow perspective

February 12, 2019

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada over a six year period heard testimony from over 6,000 Residential School Survivors from across Canada. In 2015, the Commission released their final reports and 94 calls to action. It is estimated that 150,000 Indigenous children attended the 80 residential schools in Canada. My mother as a young … Continue reading

How to Create a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy at Your Small Non-Profit – Part 1

February 7, 2019

Photo: Toronto’s Don Valley, November 2018 If you’re like me, you work for a small non-profit organization where the lean realities of funding mean that there are limited resources to devote to diversity and inclusion (D&I) work. It’s not the easiest kind of work but I believe that diversity and inclusion work is some of … Continue reading

Exotica: Sex and race in face-to-face fundraising

January 9, 2019

Cover Photo by Drop the Label Movement on Unsplash. “But really, where are you from?” – that dreaded question I often received when meeting donors in my first fundraising job. I had begun in the role feeling like I had finally found my path, like I could do anything. I lost that confidence quickly when … Continue reading

Trillium Foundation’s CEO, Andrea Cohen Barrack inspires Fellows on diversity issues, leadership, tenacity

October 27, 2016

“Interrupt the status quo!” Those are the words of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) CEO Andrea Cohen Barrack, that she shared at the Summer Social for the Fellows of the Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship. Held at William’s Landing in downtown Toronto, the event featured Cohen Barrack’s insights into leadership, growth and how tenacity helped her … Continue reading

How Youth Leadership is Impacting Philanthropy and D&I

September 6, 2016

Having worked with five non-profits and charities thus far in my early career, I have started to notice that there is a specific type of voice adding tremendous value to the philanthropic dialogue – the unique voice of youth engagement. The truth is, fundraisers in functional roles within charitable organizations cannot do what they do … Continue reading

Inclusive Leaders: Get ready to learn, connect and be inspired! Enter Your Inclusive Leadership Journey Here.

June 5, 2015

It wasn’t long ago that I was in a leadership program, excited and filled with anticipation to begin the program and start learning, connecting and ready to be inspired.  I feel those same feelings now as I embark on leading the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada’s (AFP Canadian Foundation) Inclusive Giving Fellowship Program.  My name is … Continue reading