Humber fundraising students portfolio show: Hold the date

If you might be hiring, seeking interns, or just want to be inspired and impressed by great ideas from future leaders…
 
You are invited to the portfolio shows for students in four Humber programs:

Fundraising and Volunteer Management, Coordinator Ken Wyman
Advertising and Graphic Design (Art Directors and Graphic Designers), Coordinator Heather Lowry
Graphic Design, Coordinator, Kevin Brandon
Advertising Copywriting, Coordinator or Jane Bongers

Campus Show: Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 April
noon to 5:00 pm
Where: Humber College Lake Shore Campus
Building L Conference room L1017
Kipling and Lake Shore Blvd.
RSVP for free parking
For maps and transit routes, see http://www.humber.ca/maps
Downtown Show: Monday 30 April
6:30 to 9:30 pe
Where: ING Direct Downtown Café
221 Yonge St. Second floor
opposite the Eaton Centre
at the south east corner of Yonge and Shuter, north of Queen and south of Dundas
 or directions and parking information see http://www.ingdirect.ca/en/aboutus/contactus/cafes/toronto-downtown/index.html
 
Drop in:  You can drop in any time, come and go on your own schedule for the portfolio shows.
No speeches. No ceremonies. Just great ideas to inspire you.
Bring your business cards to win prizes.
 
Please forward this to others. Everyone is welcome.


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Background on Humber’s postgraduate Fundraising and Volunteer Management program.
You can see the students’ newly posted (and still evolving) bios at http://humberfundraising2012.pbworks.com/Student-Bios

Now celebrating 12 years, the program provides 35 to 40 students each year with the equivalent of three to five years of on-the-job fundraising experience. They are eager, intelligent, talented and well prepared.

About half the class are fresh from university or college with undergraduate (and a few graduate) degrees in business, English, psychology, sociology, political science, gerontology, law, women’s studies, international development and many more fields of study.
Another third of the students have been in the workforce for three to five years, many holding positions of responsibility. They are returning to grad school in search of jobs that will provided deeper levels of satisfaction, knowing their work helps the world.
Mature students in their thirties, forties, or older join the program each year as well. They may be making a career change, or returning to the work force. They contribute a valuable range of experience, skills and talents.

In 45 weeks, over 12 months, the program covers annual and capital campaigns, grant writing, donor research, major individual donors, donor relationship management, planned giving, direct marketing, online giving, sponsorship, financial management, The Raiser’s Edge donor management software, special events, ethics, charity tax law, prospect research, team development, and just about every conceivable form of fundraising. Many of their assignments require collaboration with non-profit groups, charities, and those who help the sector.
Volunteer coordination is part of the curriculum, with an emphasis on fundraising. Students learn many different aspects of volunteerism, such as: how to motivate, engage, and organize volunteers; systematic structures of organizational boards; policy development; volunteer training; the role that volunteers play before and during events; corporate volunteer programs; and volunteer leadership in major gifts/planned giving, and grant applications. Humber also offers a separate program in volunteer management that provides even more specialized training. If that might interest you, contact volmgmt@humber.ca.

Students are in the classroom 25 hours a week – about double the normal university load – and have 40 to 50 assignments during the year. In addition they complete a ten-week full-time, on-the-job internship. This is the equivalent of two years of education, compressed into one.
Apologies if you are too far away to attend or receive duplicate copies. We are trying to include everyone, not spam you. If you would rather not get messages like this in the future (or if you got this from someone else and want to be added to the list), email Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca 
 
INTERNS Fundraising and Volunteer Management interns are available starting mid June for ten weeks full-time. See http://coop.humber.ca/index.php?page=FAQ

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