I was disappointed that we missed the the LGBT Philanthropy Conference which occured just before we made it to Toronto, but luckily I was able to attend the London & Region Fund Raising Executives’s conference Inspired Philanthropy – The Practical and Tactical. I can’t say enough good things about the keynote speaker, Penelope Burk. Her presentation was based on original research about the fundraising profession and it was fascinating. I loved learning more about how in demand fundraisers are, how many of them “fall into” the profession, and about the status of major gift fundraisers vis a vis other’s who work in the profession. I was hanging on the edge of my seat for her entire closing presentation.

Unfortunately the conference only takes place every two years, so I’ll have to wait to return. Congratulations again to the organizers for a great event!