An extraordinary multicultural panel of community builders will share their experience with Giving Tuesday. The examples and insight provided will spark inspiration for attendees to take the best global examples and apply these learnings in their own communities. See below for information and bios of the panelists.
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Anita is Director of InnovaSocial, a social impact consultancy specializing in project design, digital communication and crowdfunding. As the leader of # UnDíaParaDar (GivingTuesday) in Mexico she works to strengthen the culture of giving, furthering innovation in fundraising and inspiring more people to contribute to the causes and communities they care about. She forms part of the Board of GivingTuesday and until recently served on the national advisory council on civil society organizations to the Mexican government.
|Derek D. Fraser, CFRE|
Derek is President of Derek D. Fraser Philanthropic Advisors Inc., a fund development consultancy in Calgary, AB. The firm’s current clients reach across a broad spectrum of organizations from independent schools, professional association foundations, performing arts organizations, and social service agencies. Derek has worked in the non-profit sector since 1987 and has had the privilege of experiencing the width and breadth of fund development work with concentrations in annual giving, capital campaigns, major gift work both in Canada and abroad, Board development, strategic planning, alumni affairs, along with association organization and volunteer management. Derek has been a part-time instructor with Georgian College with their online non-profit studies program. He has also been a mentor, over the last 3 years, to over 40 arts organizations through the “artsVest” national program administered by Business in the Arts. Derek first worked in marketing the Arts while working at the Shaw Festival Theatre in 1985, after completing an exciting fellowship program year at Disney’s EPCOT Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Derek served as chair of the AFP Canadian Council in 2013-2014 and is a past president of the Calgary & Area Chapter of AFP. He also serves as Chair of the Major Gifts Committee for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada, as well as committee rolls for AFP Canada and AFP Global. Derek recently retired from the Board of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – AB/NT/NU Division after 11 years and he also chairs the Fund Development Committee of Youth Central in Calgary. Derek has recently joined the Board of the Terminator Foundation in Calgary.
Derek holds a B.A. (Hons) in Film Studies from Queen’s University and earned his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2004 with re-certifications in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.
|Wayne Steer, B. B. Ad|
Wayne began his professional fundraising career in 2004, when he turned his passions for connecting people with their dreams with raising funds to make those dreams possible. Very shortly after starting with the ALS Society of Alberta, Wayne applied for and received a Chamberlain Scholarship through AFP Calgary & Area Chapter and AFP International. After returning from the 2005 International Fundraising Conference (ICON) in Baltimore Wayne was invited to write about his experience and scholarship and almost immediately invited to be the Editor of the Calgary Chapter Newsletter (pre-Pipeline) and quickly became “hooked” on community service to the fundraising profession.
In addition to his time at the ALS Society of Alberta, Wayne’s day jobs have included Planned Giving at the Canadian Red Cross and being a “general practitioner” with Volunteer Calgary and Fresh Start Recovery Centre.
Wayne’s volunteer job(s) have included several roles with the AFP Calgary & Area Chapter Board over sixteen years (NPD Co-chair, Chapter Services Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Chair then IDEA Chair, Secretary, President-Elect, President, Past President and President again before retiring in 2020), AFP International since 2009 (International Development, Diversity & Inclusion then IDEA), AFP in Canada (Canadian Council 2013 – 2017 and a member of the inaugural AFP Canada Board 2017 until 2020 serving as a member, Secretary and Chair-Elect), the CAGP Calgary RoundTable from 2004 to 2009 and the GivingTuesdayYYC Co-chair with Derek Fraser since the year after he brought the movement to Calgary in 2013.
Wayne’s passion is connecting people who dream of making the world a better place with the causes that can help these dreamers reach their goals by advancing and sharing the practice of ethical fundraising locally and globally.
Chief Data Officer, GivingTuesday
As Chief Data Officer for GivingTuesday, Woodrow has been instrumental in shaping the GivingTuesday movement globally and has led groundbreaking research and analysis of
individual giving behaviors. Woodrow’s experience in the for-purpose sector elevating giving behaviors has greatly impacted the way he approaches consumer strategies. He’s learned how to move markets from passive participants to active and vocal ambassadors – a lens he brings to all his strategic work. Woodrow is also Founder and CEO of With Intent, an international consumer marketing agency. He has a long history of leading significant growth for top consumer brands by defining strategies, developing innovative business routes and expanding markets.
|Z. J. Jallah|
Jallah is a Senior Business Systems Analyst for Geisinger Health Plan, who also enjoys volunteering for the voiceless. He is passionate about creating meaningful impact in rural communities and using technology to empower grassroots movements across Africa. He is the Global Leader for GivingTuesday Liberia, and currently serves on the GivingTuesday board. Quite recently, he was one of the Regional Directors for GivingTuesday’s Starling Collectives.