Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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Monday, April 8 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Roundtable Discussion 1 : Fundraising in China: What Stays the Same, What Has Dramatically Changed

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Laura Edwards has been fundraising overseas for close to 20 years. In that time, she has created remarkable connections and built up a wealth of knowledge around fundraising in China. The session will focus on the following discussion points:

  • To help participants understand why China matters and help recognize milestones and “reportable” moments
  • To give an overview of basic strategies, as well as do's and don'ts when building relationships with, and stewarding Chinese donors, both locally and globally
  • Cultural traditions and norms are critically important, they must be understood and respected
  • Economics and rules are changing. We as school leaders, fundraisers, and community builders must be cognizant of these changes

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Laura Edwards

Senior Associate, Ross W Marsh Consulting Group Inc
Laura Edwards is a professional in diverse areas, including fundraising, community building, marketing, mentorship and leadership. In addition, Laura is a sought public speaker and board volunteer.Laura [?]s work has embraced creating a strong culture of giving for organizations with... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Plaza Ballroom AB