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CONCURRENT SESSION: Building and Implementing your Fund Development Plan

  • THEMUSEUM 10 King Street West Kitchener, ON, N2G 1A3 Canada (map)

Whether you’re looking to refresh your existing Development plan or create one for the first time, this session is for you! Beyond covering the fundamentals to include in every Development plan, we will explore the key success factors in successful plan implementation: Organizational readiness, fundraising culture and socializing your Development goals.

Session Speaker: Allison Bone, Senior Consultant, KCI Philanthropy

BIO: Allison Bone is a seasoned development professional with over 20 years’ experience in the areas of annual and major giving, campaign management, strategic planning and organizational development. Currently she is working on a variety of projects in the area of organizational capacity assessment and revenue generation planning. In this capacity, she has worked on assignments for organizations in the health care, social services, cultural and education sectors. Clients in the cultural sector include ROM Governors, Stratford Festival, National Arts Centre Foundation, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Telefilm Canada, THEMUSEUM, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Winnipeg Art Gallery.  

As on-site campaign counsel with KCI, Ms. Bone has provided campaign planning and implementation support to charities in the health care, social services and arts and culture sectors in communities in both Ontario and Manitoba, on capital campaigns ranging from $3.5 million to $25 million. 

Prior to joining KCI, Ms. Bone was the Associate Director of Development at Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir and she began her career in annual giving and alumni relations at McGill University. Allison also worked for several years in the United States as a consultant with a software company, helping clients in the charitable sector to maximize their fundraising results.

Ms. Bone holds a Bachelor of Music from McGill University and graduated from the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Cultural Management – Income Manager Certificate program.