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Fundraising Postgrad Powers Up With More Technological Innovation and Data Forward Classes

This winter, students in the reinvigorated Fundraising Management Postgrad will be taking part in two new exciting seven-week-long courses focused on data analytics and applying tech to charitable operations. This will build on a long history of technological innovation in the program ranging from direct database management skills, including Raisers Edge (a leading software provider to the nonprofit industry in Canada) and the most current curriculum in e-philanthropy. Joining the existing stellar tech-forward teaching team, Brock Warner (Humber Alum), Tara Irwin (Humber Alum), and Pam Gignac, are three new part-time program Faculty.

Pushing Data Forward

John Gormaly

John Gormaly (MBA) joins the team, bringing his experience serving as the lead of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. In his role, his team seeks to understand the informational needs of each business area and the organization as a whole, and deliver analytic solutions that deliver value by deepening supporter engagement, driving results, and creating efficiencies. His career goal, following several years working at Nielsen, is to empower the social-good sector through data. In the course, he will be working with students to do just that, using data to make smarter decisions as future fundraising managers. Students will learn to read, work with, analyze, and communicate with data. Whether making an ask, stewarding a funder, or engaging new volunteers, students will learn to turn information into valuable insights and share compelling stories through data.

Aine McGlynn

Aine McGlynn (Ph.D.) has revamped the Operating a Development Office course to focus on technology, collaboration, and the importance of integration in an office setting today. Aine is a self-proclaimed "accidental techie" with more than ten years of experience in development, staff and stakeholder management, strategic thinking, partnerships, board governance, and program development. She is passionate about helping her clients, non-profit organizations, find creative solutions to information and data management challenges. The course in operations prepares students for the day-by-day process of working in a development or advancement office environment. Students will learn how human-centred design can be applied to cloud-computing technologies to facilitate frictionless information sharing across the varied stakeholder groups that interact with Development offices. This knowledge will be directly applicable as students move into work placement, and flexible, digitized workplaces become the norm.

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