2009 Third Sector Conference

"The Power of One"
February 26 - 28
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

The Centre on Philanthropy’s second Third Sector Conference, "The Power of One", was held on February 27 and 28, to rave reviews, including the email we received below:

"I just wanted to send you all a small Thank You to say how much I appreciated all of the hard work that you put in to making the ‘Power of One’ Conference so phenomenal!  Absolutely everyone that I spoke with was so impressed with the organisation of the event and the first-class Speakers and programmes that were offered.  I couldn’t agree more!!! 

Everyone agreed that the Conference would have been a first-class event anywhere in the world that it was held, and that we are so fortunate to have The Centre on Philanthropy on our own shores!"

The ‘Power of One’ conference provided a key learning and networking opportunity for all nonprofit community stakeholders – donors, charities, faith organisations, volunteers, and social activists.  All attendees were inspired to become more effective givers.


Join us for our next conference on February 25 and 26, 2011!


Download copies of all presentations and handouts below.

Audio copies of the workshops and DVDs of the plenary session will be available for purchase after April 1.  

Pre Conference Convening:

Issue Based Forum:  Community Foundation – Winsome Hawkins and Edmina Bradshaw
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CFRE Presentation – Sharilyn Hale, YWCA Toronto
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Plenary Session:  Let’s Start a Revolution – Tony Elischer, THINK Consulting
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Fundraising in Uncertain Times – Sharilyn Hale, YWCA Toronto
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Building Effective Nonprofit Boards – Winsome Hawkins
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What Every Nonprofit needs to Know about Technology – Local Panel
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Funding Outside the Box:  Collaborative Grant Making for Capacity Building – Jonathan Spack, Third Sector New England
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Creating and Developing your Faith-Based Nonprofit – Pastor Ray Hammond

Plenary Session:  ‘Com Laborare’ – Innovation through Collaboration - Pastor Ray Hammond and Pastor Gloria White-Hammond

Getting Your Board Productively, Joyfully, Cheerfully involved in Fundraising Part I and II – Carol Weisman, Board Builders
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Introduction to Strategic Thinking – Deborah Linnell, Third Sector New England
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Interfaith Dialogue:  Reaching Communities Through Compassion - Rev. Dr. Gloria White Hammond

What’s Our Job?  Donor Accountability – Ellen Remmer, The Philanthropic Initiative
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Communicating Success – Local Panel
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Success and Pitfalls of Collaboration – Ron Ancrum, Associated Grant Makers
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Plenary Session:  Philanthro-Capitalism - Using Business Strategies to Change the World – Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, KPMG
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Whole Leadership:  Do Leaders have the head, the heard and the guts for the Road Ahead – Marylee O’Neil & Sarah Shepherd, Oliver Whyman
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Building Your Nonprofits Organisational Capacity – Paul Connolly, TCC Group
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Engaging Donors for the Long-Term – Cris Wineinger
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Beyond the Numbers: Strategies for Effective Charity Evaluation – Bob Ottenhoff, GuideStar
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Get into Giving:  The Increasing Popularity of Individual Philanthropy – Marvi Ricker
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Creativity in Action – Tony Elischer, Think! Consulting
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Measuring Success – Ron Ancrum, Associated Grant Makers
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Dream Dare Dance – Jan Fraser
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See presentations and highlights from the 2007 Third Sector Conference.