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Ann Rosenfield

Principal, Charitably Speaking

Helping You Make Smart Charity Choices | Executive Director | Board Leader | Philanthropy | Nonprofit Expert

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An award winning nonprofit professional with expertise in fundraising and nonprofit governance, Ann's experience includes work in both Canada and the US.

Ann taught nonprofit strategic planning, fundraising, and volunteer management at Georgian College for 8 years. She is 1 of only 4 people in Canada certified as a Master Trainer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

She is sought after as an association conference speaker and university guest lecturer. She has spoken on philanthropy across Canada and internationally including a master class for the International Fundraising Conference in Amsterdam and several courses in San Francisco. She serves as a Mentor through the Association of Fundraising Professionals Inclusive Giving initiative.

Ann has a strong understanding of the governance, financial, and legal regulatory requirements for running a charity. Her expertise is called on in her volunteer work with the Imagine Canada Charity Voluntary Standards program.

Ann's MBA focused on NonProfit Management and she has completed the Institute for Corporate Directors Non For Profit Governance Program. She also serves as an active volunteer for Endeavour Volunteer Consulting, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Her own Board work includes serving as Board Secretary for Rainbow Railroad.

Currently Principal for Charitably Speaking, she's overseen major gifts, and personal and corporate giving for large organizations like CNIB, and small groups like the WoodGreen Foundation. She also serves as Editor for Hilborn Charity eNews, Canada's largest weekly charity sector professional publication.

She is humbled and proud to share that to date she's had the privilege of winning awards in 5 domains of fundraising from 5 different associations. She is also proud to have led the acquisition of more than $100M in ongoing giving by networking, partnering, and building high performance teams.


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  • Schulich School of Business
    Non-Profit Management
    MBA, 2011