“I was truly honoured to be selected as an AHP Hospital Development and Education Fund of Canada bursary recipient this year, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the Fundraising Management course. For me, it was particularly meaningful as I transitioned into a management role at my organization. With my promotion to Director, Leadership and Legacy Giving, I became a supervisor of four employees less than a month after the course started.
The sessions on Strategic Management and Leadership, Strategic Development Planning, and Managing Employees in Healthcare Development were incredibly valuable, as I learned a great deal from the very experienced and knowledgeable faculty.
I especially valued the quality and comprehensiveness of the course content, the excellent instruction by faculty members, and the opportunity to come together with peers at this particularly challenging time. Connecting with fellow fundraising professionals felt like a lifeline when so much about our work was changing rapidly and when we all were facing unpresented, and similar, challenges.
Attending the AHP Virtual Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy was one of the best professional development experiences I’ve ever had. I would jump at the opportunity to attend again. It changed, for the better, how I perceived my role at my organization and my beliefs about what makes a truly exceptional leader.”
2020 HDEF of Canada Bursary Recipient
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
New Westminster, BC