One of the things that marks us as a company is that just about every member of our team, from our developers to our researchers has experience in the non-profit sector. This means we understand our clients – and that we have experienced the difficulties they face. When we decided this summer to create a new team of regional account managers to help us be in better contact with our clients, we looked to former fundraisers.  Now that the team is almost complete, we thought we should introduce them.

Trish Gardham has been our primary contact with our clients since 2012.  When Trish joined us, she had spent 12 years in the non-profit sector in Quebec and British Columbia fundraising for small and medium-sized non-profits in the education and health sectors.  Trish now tends to clients in southern and western parts of Ontario and the Maritimes. She can be contacted directly at Trish (at) ajah.ca or ext. 3.

Linda Tesser is our new BC account manager.  Linda is based in Victoria and her background includes positions as a fundraiser at the Canadian Cancer Society and as the executive director of the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival.  BC-based charities can reach Linda directly at ltesser (at) ajah.ca or extension 5.

Erika Jahn represents Ajah to our clients in the beautiful Prairie provinces.  An Alberta native, Erika has recently moved back to the province after spending time in Montreal where she was a fundraiser with several community-based public health organizations. She’s very active in social media so if you’re a non-profit in the Prairies and would like to schedule a Fundtracker demo, contact Erika (at) ajah.ca or tweet her at @mserikajahn.

Based in Ottawa, Irene McIntosh‘s experience is as much in volunteer management and grantwriting as in fundraising. The Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management, the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, the Ottawa Humane Society and the Canadian Lung Association are all organizations that she’s been a part of. If you are in Northern or Eastern Ontario and would like to find out how Fundtracker can help you identify new prospects, give her a shout at Irene (at) ajah.ca (ext. 2).

And finally, Daniella Mailing is our Regional Account Manager for the Greater Toronto Area.  Dani graduated from Humber College’s Fundraising and Volunteer Management Program and has worked at EcoSpark, Roy Thomson Hall and most recently, was a founding staff member of Small Change Fund. Working at the Small Change Fund exposed her to the other side of the funding equation and, as a member of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network and the Circle on Aboriginal Philanthropy, she learned about the realities and challenges faced by funders.

If you need help identifying new funders, or want to set up a free Fundtracker demo, give them a call.