Category Archives: Reflective Practice

Fundraising and the Value of Vocation

Sharilyn Hale, M.A., CFRE is a Principal of Watermark Philanthropic Advising in Toronto, ON.  She is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of CFRE International, the global credential for fundraising professionals setting standards for effective and ethical practice.  Together with Pat Thompson, … Read More

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A Conversation on Being Fundraisers

Sharilyn Hale and I invite you — our colleagues who are professional fundraisers — to have dinner with us at a favourite Chinese restaurant of mine on Spadina Avenue in downtown Toronto. For more than a year now, we’ve been talking about … Read More

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Blending Work and Vocation

Randy Murray is a musician at heart.  He played guitar as a member of BTO from 1991 until 2005.  Earlier, he performed with other bands, taught music, did custom recordings and was a radio talk show host.  He currently works as the Communications … Read More

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Learning to Listen to Stories

Mrs. Payne was my third grade teacher.  She presided over an orderly classroom: neat rows of wooden desks, bulletin boards dotted with the class’ best work, spotless blackboards.  Well-worn textbooks lined the walls.  We sang all three verses of God Save … Read More

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