March 2020
Like all of you, we are watching the COVID-19 Pandemic unfold. We are sure you are wondering what to do about your fundraising campaigns, upcoming events and how/when to connect with donors?

Here are some resources that may be of value. Questions? Please connect with us at AFP Vancouver Island . We are here for our members and it is important that we stay connected during this uncertain time.

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy:
From Forbes Magazine:

From Canada Helps:
From the Donor Guru:

Stay safe and be well.
Managing Corporate Sponsorship during COVID 19 
Brent Barootes, President and CEO of the Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists® , one of Canada’s leaders in sponsorship marketing and a very well recognized thought leader in this sector, author of Amazon Canada’s #1 selling sponsorship book will share his experiences, thoughts, present understandings as well as overview of what is happening in the market at this time around corporate sponsorship and COVID 19. This session will enlighten and assist brands / sponsors and sponsorship selling properties as well as agencies. With over 30 years experience in the sector Brent has experienced the recessions, the lock outs, the come backs and the good times for the industry and can share those practices and how that may apply them to our unprecedented current situation with COVID 19. This session will also be opened up for Q&A as well as group discussion.
Come join us on March 26 at 1:30 EST to learn, to understand, to ask questions or to bring your thoughts and knowledge.
Meeting detail to either call in or join online below.

Phone one-tap:
Canada: +16473744685,,996562248# or +16475580588,,996562248#
Meeting URL:
Meeting ID:
996 562 248

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Canada: +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099

Meeting ID:
996 562 248

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