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Building and Implementing Your Development Plan

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 March 1, 2018
 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Registration deadline: February 28, 2018

A hands-on workshop to help you build and implement a successful fundraising plan that fits your organization and meets your goals.

This final ArtSupport workshop, led by Allison Bone of KCI, will:

  • Provide you with an overview of the current fundraising landscape
  • Help you identify and prioritize the key elements of your plan
  • Help you develop a pipeline of donors so that your operations are sustainable
  • Work with you to brainstorm how to build a culture of philanthropy in your organization to support the plan and ongoing success

Allison BoneInstructor: Allison Bone–Senior Consultant
Allison Bone is a seasoned development professional with expertise in the areas of major and annual giving, volunteer management and marketing.  Currently Ms. Bone is working with a variety of clients from all sectors on projects related to strategic planning, organizational capacity assessment and on-site counsel.

In this capacity, Ms. Bone has worked extensively with organizations in the cultural sector, including the National Arts Centre Foundation, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Stratford Festival, ROM Governors, National Ballet of Canada, and Historica Canada. Ms. Bone also acted as on-site Campaign Counsel to the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg.

Prior to joining KCI, Ms. Bone held increasingly senior positions with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir, culminating in Associate Director of Development. Ms. Bone had previously completed internships with the Canadian Opera Company and Royal Conservatory of Music as a participant in the Income Managers Program, a one year professional training program for fundraising and marketing in the cultural sector. In 2016 and 2017, Ms. Bone was invited as a speaker at the Canadian Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference in Toronto.

Most recently, Ms. Bone served as part-time Campaign Counsel to the Dakota Community Centre in Winnipeg. Other KCI clients include William Osler Health System Foundation (Brampton), Oakville Hospital Foundation, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation (Vancouver), QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation (Halifax), Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Junior Achievement of Central Ontario, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Institute for Christian Studies, Westgate Mennonite Collegiate and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Ms. Bone began her career in Development at McGill University, where she was the Annual Fund Coordinator responsible for McGill’s phone/mail program with an annual revenue target of $1 million. Ms. Bone also worked for several years in the United States as a consultant with a software company, helping clients in the charitable sector to maximize their fundraising results through the strategic use of Customer Relationship Management software.

Committed to volunteerism, Ms. Bone has donated her time to such organizations as the Toronto Bike Union, Streetwork Lower East Side, the McGill Alumni Association in New York City and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter. Through her involvement with AFP, Ms. Bone took on the role of Chair of Congress 2016, an annual fundraising conference with over 1,000 delegates.

Ms. Bone holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from McGill University with a major in Music Education–Choral Conducting.



 March 1, 2018
 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 0S6

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Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.

It is our intent that Creative Manitoba programs and events foster a supportive, nonthreatening environment for everyone to participate and share in - regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity or cultural differences. We ask that you please be welcoming and respectful of world views that differ from your own.

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