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AFP Saskatoon Luncheon: From Good to Great: Successful Fundamentals for your Major Gift Program

January 18, 2018

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 

Venue: Parktown Hotel (924 Spadina Cres East)

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From Good to Great: Successful Fundamentals for your Major Gift Program.  

Building a successful major gift program can be overwhelming, but moving your program from Good to Great through deciding where to focus your energy for maximum return on your time is a bigger challenge. This practical session will explore the BIG DOZEN major gift concepts that are important to master, and critical to fundraising success. As a senior leader and practitioner, Guy will share his perspective on the top dozen practical lessons which are important to an organization’s culture and strategic perspective when it comes to raising major gifts.


Learning Outcomes:

This session will use adult learning techniques to maximize learning outcomes for participants.

  1. Understanding what the priorities should be to focus on for major gift fundraising.
  2. Understanding the key best-practice major gift practicalities that are of fundamental importance to success.
  3. Understanding how to communicate the fundamentals of best practice to help build a culture of support within your organization.



Guy Mallabone is an internationally recognized leader in the philanthropic profession – as a consultant, volunteer, teacher, presenter and practitioner. He has 36 years’ experience as a fundraising professional and has worked the Arts & Culture, Social Services sectors, and Higher Education sectors. He currently serves as President for Global Philanthropic, an international fundraising consultancy advising non-profit organizations large and small. Guy also serves as Adjunct Professor for the Masters Program in Fundraising at the University of Bologna, Italy, and Chairs Canada Advancing Philanthropy, a national professional advocacy committee. Guy held former Board postings with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the CFRE Professional Certification Board. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters of Philanthropy & Development.