On Sunday, November 20th 2016, CARF held a Strategic Planning Meeting at the Intercontinental Yorkville in Toronto. Lead by Rob Peacock, CEO of Peacock Philanthropic Counsel Inc., the purpose of this board retreat was to discuss and plan fundraising strategies for the next 3 years. Agenda items included: trends in philanthropy, donor demographics, a donor panel interview with Dr. Davy Cheng, and the rebranding of CARF’s mission and vision.
We are grateful for everyone who participated in the on-line CAS member survey in November. The data was analyzed in detail, and has allowed us to identify our strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for optimal success in the future.
Dr. Doreen Yee, Chair of CARF, and Katherine Palumbo, Director of Development, would like to thank all the dedicated Board Members who attended this retreat- especially those who had to battle through the Toronto Santa Claus Parade! It was a day of engaging conversation, inspiring ideas, and positive energy.
A detailed plan for CARF’s fundraising future has now been established surrounding major gifts, planned giving, special events, donor stewardship, and building the sponsorship pipeline. We are all extremely excited for what the future holds.