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KCI Revenue Generation
When you start to think about revenue generation, you know that much more is on the line than raising funds. You recognize that all your endeavors should have the capacity to build sustainable, fruitful relationships with all of your many stakeholders. With an expert understanding of what it takes to achieve all levels of organizational goals in this competitive market, KCI can help prepare you for all facets of advancement with our uniquely designed programs:
KCI Campaign Counsel
When developing plans for a major fund raising campaign – one that's going to move your organization much further forward – You may well feel overwhelmed by the many issues that need to be addressed. You must ask:
  • How do we identify our key priorities and build the best campaign strategy to support them?
  • How do we engage and train the right people and set them up for success?
  • How do we get everyone in our organization on board?
  • How do we identify our top prospects?
  • How do we craft a compelling message that will resonate with donors and partners, persuading them to invest generously in our future?
  • How do we ensure success?
It sounds daunting, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, you’ve already taken the first, best step toward success by seeking out the professional expertise of KCI, the leader in campaign counsel for Canadian non-profit organizations.
At KCI, we know that different campaigns require different strategies and counseling options. But whatever you require, be assured that KCI will craft a custom solution to meet your needs and help achieve your objectives.
KCI Capacity Assessments
KCI is the undisputed leader in organizational health and philanthropic counsel and as such we are best able to assess your fundraising capacity and put the plan in place that will help you achieve greatness.
At KCI we understand what it takes for non-profit organizations to thrive in today’s economy and we can provide you with the up-to-date insights that will transform your thinking and turn your organization’s dreams into reality.
Although our thinking is time-tested and true, our approach is driven solely by your needs, opportunities and plans and as such is highly customized, flexible and responsive.
Before your custom plan is created, we assess your resources, volunteer and donor bases, communications and governance. In so doing we provide you with an enhanced understanding of today’s fundraising environment and donors’ interests and expectations, in addition to your organization’s internal capacity.
  • We conduct strategic interviews with key stakeholders, lead focus groups, and facilitate dialogue sessions;
  • We prepare data-gathering questionnaires and online surveys; and
  • We provide data analysis which is second to none.
Simply put, we partner with you to develop the most effective plan to position you for success.
Our capacity assessment is no ordinary feasibility study but, rather, is a powerful tool that enables you to accomplish your goals by focusing on your unique needs, resources and circumstances. In the end, not only will you receive an informed strategy that allows you to see where you need to go, you will also get a plan that shows you how to get there!
KCI Fundraising Programs
No matter where you're headed on your fundraising journey, one thing is certain: you can't go it alone. If you're going to make it, it's your donors and volunteers who will get you there.
With the evolution of the philanthropic marketplace, you need to maximize your donor relationships beyond the traditional campaign. KCI will work with you to develop your ongoing major gifts and planned giving or annual fund programs, and help you form the strategic corporate alliances and sponsorships you need to be competitive today.
Our in-depth knowledge of the philanthropic community combined with KCI's unparalleled research capacity provides you with the strategic insight you require to develop a sustainable funding program expertly aligned with your vision and values.
Your KCI major gifts, planned giving, annual fund and corporate sponsorship plans will:
  • Nourish long-term relationships with key volunteers and donors;
  • Be fully integrated into your annual fundraising cycle and practices;
  • Complement your capital campaign where relevant; and
  • Seamlessly combine philanthropy with the reach of corporate marketing.
When you avail yourself of KCI's knowledge, expertise and regional, national and international networks, it's like having your GPS programmed to get you exactly where you want to go by the fastest route possible.
KCI Strategy and Positioning
You recognize that every time you communicate, internally or externally, you are affecting how you are perceived and received. From website to phone calls, presentations to conversations, reaching your audiences with a compelling message that is strategically on-target and authentic to your organization is central to success. At KCI, we provide a full array of research, strategic planning, branding and communication services that will move you forward and keep you on target:
KCI Strategic Planning
You know that identifying where you want to go is only the first step to getting there. You also need a plan in place to keep you on course and on schedule.
Our expertise and experience will help you prepare for success by guiding you into a deeper understanding of your organizational structure, strengths and needs, and then by helping you create a customized strategic plan.
KCI will work with you at any level to help you create:
  • A shared vision, mission and values statement;
  • An action plan that is realistic, measurable and achievable;
  • A process to identify and adopt best practices for governance;
  • Effective policies, job descriptions and committee mandates; and
  • A board structure that creates greater capacity for the achievement of your strategic goals.
By setting strategic directions - that may include but is not limited to time-bound development plans - you allow your organization to identify and prioritize the key areas on which to focus your resources. And that's going to make navigating future opportunities and challenges less stressful and more successful.
KCI Case for Support/Communications Plan
When you're thinking about the most effective ways of creating sustained awareness, goodwill and support for your organization, your most important consideration needs to be the story that you tell. Establishing a clear and compelling narrative in the minds of your stakeholders is the key to being heard in today's media-saturated world.
KCI's fundraising communications associates are some of the country's leading writers and creative strategists ready to work with you to unearth your unique vision, promise, story structure and style.
Our story strategists will help you:
  • Find the narrative thread that links who you are now with what you hope to become;
  • Integrate your organizational and fundraising communications for maximum impact; and
  • Engage the hearts and minds of your organization's extended community.
Establishing a clear identity and communicating it in ways that engage public understanding and participation are critical to your success moving forward.
KCI will help you ignite the imagination of your community with a clear, consistent narrative delivered through masterful and emotive storytelling that will help to draw others along with you into the future you create.
My Team
You know that a winning team is built from the ground up. Non-profit organizations need a talented and dedicated team in place before fundraising initiatives can begin. KCI offers a number of customized solutions to help you get where you want to go by ensuring your team is ready, willing and able:
KCI Staff Recruitment
Through our custom recruitment programs, we work with you to find, attract and hire appropriate professionals for various positions on your team. We recognize the critical importance of presenting candidates to you that have the combination of skills, experience, aptitude, attitude and values that will build on your success and will propel your organization into the future.
With more than 25 years of consulting experience in the charitable sector, you can trust the unique advantages of KCI's executive recruitment practice:
  • Deep understanding of the not-for-profit environment and its leaders;
  • Extensive regional, national and international networks;
  • Trust and respect from professionals within the sector; and
  • Proven, customized collaborative methodology.

You understand that your vision is carried on the shoulders of your people. Your team is the guiding force of your organization, equipping and enabling your stakeholders to successfully move forward with purpose and determination. KCI's executive recruitment strategies will help you find the best people to take you where you want to go.


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Executive Director, Principal Gifts – Division of University AdvancementUniversity of TorontoToronto, ON>>Open Until Filled
Associate Director, DevelopmentUniversity of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science & EngineeringToronto, ON>>Closing: January 4, 2018
Saint Martha
Executive DirectorSaint Martha’s Regional Hospital FoundationAntigonish, NS>>Open Until Filled
Heart & Stroke
Vice President, Development – OntarioHeart & Stroke Foundation of CanadaToronto, ON>>Open Until Filled
Chief Executive OfficerFriends of the Canadian Museum for Human RightsWinnipeg, MB>>Open Until Filled
Vice-Principal (Advancement)Queens UniversityKingston, ON>>Closing: January 1, 2018
Campaign Director, Faculty of ScienceYork UniversityToronto, ON>>Open Until Filled
Vice President, Major Gifts & CampaignSTARSCalgary, AB>>Closing: December 8, 2017
United Way
Director, Resource DevelopmentUnited Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, AddingtonKingston, ON>>Closed
Director, Gift & Estate PlanningSickKids FoundationToronto, ON>>Closing: December 7, 2017
William Osler
Vice President, PhilanthropyWilliam Osler Health System FoundationBrampton, ON>>Closed
Director, Major Gifts & Campaigns, Western CanadaCanadian Red CrossVancouver, BC>>Closed
Development ManagerJewish Family & ChildToronto, ON>>Closed
Executive Director of Development, Faculty of Arts & ScienceQueens UniversityKingston, ON>>Closed
KCI Talent Management and Retention
When you're thinking about the health and success of your organization, you know that everything depends on your team. The right people are the heart and soul of every great organization. But recruiting great people is only the first step of the journey.
Finding and attracting exceptional team members can be challenging, as can be their successful integration into your existing culture. We can help you design and execute a successful on-boarding plan for your new employees.
And how can you ensure that new and existing employees stay with you for years to come? We can partner with you to design talent management and retention programs that will help you to retain great people and grow them to their full potential.
KCI Coaching and Training
You know you've got a great team. You put in the time and effort to make sure that everyone has the right combination of knowledge, skills and commitment to keep you going in the right direction. As you know, high-performance team members need to be continuously developed through training, coaching and mentoring.
Investing in high-quality, professional development programs ensures your staff has what they need to realize their full potential. KCI's skilled coaches will create specialized training programs to keep your staff and volunteers on top of new ideas, research, trends and practices in your sector and in the philanthropic environment as a whole.
We provide:
  • Training, coaching and mentoring – one-on-one or group sessions;
  • Team building;
  • Capacity creation and enhancement;
  • Leadership skill and capability; and
  • Programs specific to your needs and expectations.
In today's rapidly changing philanthropic world, you know you need to constantly stay ahead of the pack. Engaging KCI to assist your on-going professional development means your people will always have what it takes to succeed as you move into the future.
KCI Organizational Review
When you're preparing to move forward, you need to start from where you are. Taking a close look at who you are and what you've got is the best way to determine what you need to get where you want to go.
KCI provides the wise, experienced, objective professional lens required to view yourselves as others see you. A thorough organizational review can serve your organization in numerous ways, from informing your strategic planning to serving as the basis for a renewed fundraising case.
Your KCI organizational review or positioning assessment will be:
  • a catalyst for the development of an informed strategy and blueprint to advance your goals, your relationship with your stakeholders and your fundraising strategies moving forward;
  • an enhanced relationship building exercise that effectively reinforces your connections with your stakeholders and determines the "reach" of your organization; and
  • a proving-ground for branding and communications, helping to reinforce your strengths and positioning in the marketplace.
A thorough assessment of your organization provides the data you need to move forward with purpose, confidence and an expectation of success. Your KCI Organizational Review will be your most important document as you chart your course for the future.
Knowledge is power, and the latest news, trends and insights on the Canadian philanthropic sector are just a click away. Through Sector News, KCI researchers keep you up to date on all the latest major gift news across Canada. Philanthropic Trends Quarterly, the definitive source of philanthropic trends analysis in Canada, is the most anticipated and best read publication of its kind. Get a delegate's eye view of the latest and greatest Conference Presentations made by members of KCI's Senior Leadership Team. And finally, welcome to The Ask, KCI's brand new monthly podcast on fundraising and philanthropy in Canada!
KCI Major Gift News
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Conference Presentations
KCI Philanthropic Trends Advisory Board.
Bill BeanPresident & CEO
QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
Jan BelangerVice-President, Commmunity Relations
Great-West Life, Canada Life and London Life
Penny BlackwoodExecutive Director, Alumni Affairs & Development
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Malcolm BurrowsHead, Philanthropic Advisory Services
Scotia Private Client Group
Gary DurbeniukVice President, Development
Calgary Zoo
Richard L. FrostChief Executive Officer
The Winnipeg Foundation
Ted GarrardPresident & CEO
SickKids Foundation
Barbara GranthamPresident & CEO
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
Darrell Louise GregersenPresident & CEO
CAMH Foundation
Tennys J. M. HansonPresident & CEO, Toronto General& Western Hospital Foundation
Vice President & Chief Development Officer, University Health Network
Susan HorvathPresident & CEO
ROM Board of Governors
Steve HoscheitPresident
Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Ken MayhewPresident & CEO
William Osler Health Foundation
Wendy McDowallChief Development Officer
YMCA of Greater Toronto
Bruce McDonaldPresident & CEO
Imagine Canada
Ross McGregorChairman Emeritus
Susan McIsaac Former President & CEO
United Way of Greater Toronto & York Region
Alayne MetrickPresident
St. Michael's Hospital Foundation
Jeff O'HaganVice President, Advancement
York University
Myka OsinchuckCEO
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Hilary PearsonPresident & CEO
Philanthropic Foundations Canada
James StauchDirector, Institute for Community Prosperity
Mount Royal University
Innes van NostrandPrincipal
Appleby College
The Ask Podcast
We are delighted to launch The Ask, KCI's brand new monthly podcast on fundraising and philanthropy in Canada! Hosted by Nicole Nakoneshny, KCI SVP & Editor of Philanthropic Trends Quarterly, The Ask provides insights and information that is useful and relevant to the non-profit sector in general and to fundraising professionals and volunteers specifically.
Through The Ask, we explore topics of interest to listeners through conversations with thought leaders from across the country and around the globe. Our hope is that these conversations will stimulate, provoke thought, inspire and perhaps sometimes even challenge... all with the goal of helping the sector and those involved in fundraising advance and evolve the philanthropic conversation in our country. Welcome to The Ask!

Episode 2
In the second episode of our four part series, we explore Imagine Canada’s landmark Giving in Canada study with President & CEO Bruce McDonald. Commissioned as part of the Rideau Hall Foundation’s Giving Behaviour project, the study provides an in-depth look into the giving behaviours of Canadians and is the most comprehensive study of its kind. We also ask Marina Glogovac, CEO of CanadaHelps.org, to weigh in on the increasing relevance of online giving as revealed through the Giving in Canada study. Finally, Scott Haldane, President & CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation, offers his thoughts on the overarching themes stemming from the research conducted by Imagine Canada.

We explore Imagine Canada’s landmark Giving in Canada study. Commissioned as part of the Rideau Hall Foundation’s Giving Behaviour project, the study provides a detailed look into the giving behaviours of Canadians.

Episode 1
In conversation with David Johnston, Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation and Canada's 28th Governor General; KCI's President and CEO, Marnie Spears; and Scott Haldane, President & CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation. Launching a four-episode series featuring the work of the Foundation, David and Marnie share their reflections on philanthropy in Canada, while Scott introduces three key research initiatives that make up the Foundation's Giving Behaviour project, each of which will be featured on a future episode of The Ask.

About KCI
Welcome to KCI! You've just made what may turn out to be your most significant, forward-focused decision on your way to enhanced vitality. KCI is Canada's leading organization dedicated to helping philanthropic organizations like yours thrive. With over a quarter century in this sector, expert professional staff at the top of their fields, and the largest data bank in the country, we know that your journey with us will be transformative and fruitful. No matter what your current situation, we have what you need.
In this increasingly complex, competitive climate, you want to be sure that all your resources are being leveraged to your best possible advantage. KCI can help you map out your future and get you where you want to be.
KCI is proud to be an Imagine Caring Company, and a member of the Giving Institute, North America's leading association of consultants to the non-profit sector.
KCI's Senior Leadership Team
Marnie Spears C.Dir. President & CEO Michael Logue Senior Vice President
Celeste Bannon Waterman Senior Vice President Nicole Nakoneshny Senior Vice President
Christoph Clodius Vice President Susan Storey CFRE Senior Vice President
Tara George CFRE Senior Vice President Rose Terzariol CFRE Vice President
Kathy Greenwood Senior Vice President Joanne Villemaire Senior Vice President
Ashwini James Senior Consultant Karen Willson CFRE Senior Vice President
Paul Koreen Senior Vice President KCI adds two new members to its Executive team
Our client list is a veritable directory of Canada's non-profit community. KCI has helped over a thousand organizations across the country raise billions of dollars. Our experience with clients large and small - across multiple sectors and distinct regional environments - means that we understand the dynamics of philanthropy in a unique and integrated way. We are honoured to participate in the growth and development of the culture of philanthropy in our country.
KCI News and Careers
As part of the KCI team, you will be among the best and brightest professionals in the philanthropic field, challenged by rigorous, on-going training, and continuously nurtured toward both professional and personal growth within our supportive, collaborative environment. We welcome your interest in joining us, and invite you to contact us to discuss the possibilities of your future with KCI.
Marnie Spears, C.Dir.
President & CEO – Toronto, ON
As President & CEO, Marnie has expanded KCI’s client base, developed new client services and most recently established KCI’s Executive Search Department. She was also instrumental in the creation of KCI’s Philanthropic Trends© and Research Update publications. Under Marnie’s leadership, KCI has experienced unprecedented growth, further solidifying its position as Canada’s leading fund development firm.
Marnie recognizes the importance of volunteerism in bolstering communities and improving lives. She has devoted her time to a wide range of charitable Boards, including the Salvation Army National Advisory Board, Hamilton Community Foundation Board of Directors, Royal Botanical Gardens Board of Directors, McMaster University Crown Foundation and Mohawk College Board of Governors.
416 340-9710, ext. 1029 mspears@kciphilanthropy.com
Celeste Bannon Waterman
Senior Vice President, Research & Analytics – Toronto, ON
Celeste Bannon Waterman brings expertise in the full spectrum of research and analytics techniques to her role as Vice-President, Research and Analytics. She provides a variety of services ranging from the development of strategic plans for support services through to the translation of complex data, enabling clients to better focus their resources, understand their unique constituency base, and identify potential new donors. Since joining KCI, Celeste has worked with many organizations across Canada, including Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Bishop’s University, the University of Manitoba, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, Trillium Health Centre Foundation, the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation, the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Vancouver Aquarium, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and the Toronto Zoo on data analytics and research-related projects. Prior to joining KCI, Celeste began her career as an information systems specialist, eventually bringing her expertise in data management to support advancement at the University of Guelph.
A committed volunteer, Celeste also serves on the Fundraising Committee for the Guelph Humane Society.
416 340-9710, ext. 255 cbannonwaterman@kciphilanthropy.com
Christoph Clodius
Vice President, Search Practice – Vancouver, BC
A vital member of KCI’s Search practice, Christoph has assisted with a number key recruitment projects, including searches for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Langara College, University of Regina, University of Waterloo – Faculty of Environment, University of Toronto, Pearson United World College and the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.
Christoph brings over 11 years’ experience in professional fundraising and strategic planning with both post-secondary education and community organizations, including the University of British Columbia, where he served in a number of advancement roles, culminating in Director of Development for the Faculty of Forestry.
Christoph is engaged in the betterment of his community, having volunteered with such organizations as Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, the Immigrant Services Society, and has held several roles at CJSF Radio, Simon Fraser University’s campus-community radio station.
778.331.8865 cclodius@kciphilanthropy.com
Tara George
Senior Vice President – Lead, Search Practice Toronto, ON
As the Lead Consultant for KCI’s Search Practice, Tara has successfully led more than 300 recruitment assignments for a range of non-profit clients across Canada. A respected advancement professional with extensive networks in Canada and beyond, Tara has a clear sense of the strategic vision, leadership skills and business acumen necessary to succeed in the non-profit arena
Dedicated to the growth and education of advancement professionals, Tara is an active volunteer within the non-profit sector and a frequent pro-bono speaker at various sector conferences.
416 340-9710, ext.1013 tgeorge@kciphilanthropy.com
Kathy Greenwood
Senior Vice President – Calgary, AB
With more than 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, Kathy Greenwood is an experienced development professional with a history of implementing highly successfully multi-million dollar capital campaigns for some of Canada’s most prestigious educational and health care institutions. As Senior Vice President, she is responsible for the management and growth of KCI’s activities in KCI’s Western division. Prior to re-joining KCI, Ms. Greenwood served as Vice President, Development for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, where she served as Director of Development and Alumni Relations.
Kathy is a volunteer coach with the Timbits Soccer Association, an active volunteer for the Westwood Hockey Association, as well as a parent volunteer in the public school system.
403.233.0761 kgreenwood@kciphilanthropy.com
Ashwini James
Senior Consultant, Studies & Appraisals – Toronto, ON
As Senior Consultant, Studies and Appraisals, Ashwini James complements the KCI team with a proven record of achievement in study production, management, communications and research.Since joining KCI in January 2001, Ashwini has conducted feasibility studies for such notable clients as the National Arts Centre Foundation, the University of Waterloo, and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. She is responsible for managing the timely completion of study interviews, data analysis and writing of study reports. She also plays a key role in client debriefing sessions and the development of recommendations. Ashwini also plays a key role in the management of other projects including environmental scans, benchmarking analyses, fundraising plans and fundraising audits.
416 340-9710, ext. 248 ajames@kciphilanthropy.com
Paul Koreen
Senior Vice President – Toronto, ON
Paul is responsible for oversight of KCI’s finance, information technology, corporate communications and human resources departments. His education in economics and management coupled with his background in fundraising, provide him with a strong foundation on which to lead these departments. Prior to his appointment as Senior Vice President, Paul served as lead KCI Consultant for the Salvation Army Ontario Central Division’s first-ever major gift capital campaign.
Passionate about investing in Canada’s non-profit sector, Paul is a member of the Community Impact Committee for United Way Toronto, and serves as the United Way’s representative on the Funders’ Committee for the Toronto Enterprise Fund. He is a past President of Regeneration House Inc., a supportive housing provider for adults with serious mental illness, and recently completed his term on the board of the Whiteoaks-Lorne Park Community Association.
416 340-9710, ext. 1018 pkoreen@kciphilanthropy.com
Michael Logue
Senior Vice President – Toronto, ON
Since joining KCI in 1993, Mike has supervised over 60 major campaigns and has provided strategic counsel to more than 20 organizations. Some of his accomplishments helped to benefit such organizations as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, YMCA of Greater Toronto, McMaster University, the National Ballet of Canada, Upper Canada College and the Roman Catholic Diocese of London. He has the most successful track record of achieving financial objectives in the history of KCI.
Mike has been appointed to the Salvation Army Toronto Advisory Board, where he provides guidance to the Army across a variety of areas.
416 340-9710, ext. 1020 mlogue@kciphilanthropy.com
Nicole Nakoneshny
Nicole Nakoneshny
Senior Vice President, Editor – Philanthropic Trends – Toronto, ON
In addition to serving as the editor of KCI’s online publication, Philanthropic Trends Quarterly, Nicole plays a lead role in KCI’s specialty portfolio. She works closely with clients to develop highly customised strategic plans and integrated revenue generation strategies, both of which are essential to long-term organizational sustainability. Nicole also conducts capacity assessments and program reviews that assist organizations in enhancing their activities and achieving increased fundraising results.
An active volunteer, Nicole has donated her time to such organizations as the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Jazz FM 91.1. She is also a long time volunteer with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, serving as a talking books narrator for the past fourteen years.
416 340-9710, ext. 1026 nnakoneshny@kciphilanthropy.com
Susan Storey, CFRE
Senior Vice President – Toronto, ON
Susan Storey is a highly respected development professional with 20 years’ experience directing fundraising programs at some of Canada’s most notable charitable organizations. Her current work on behalf of KCI includes strategic counsel for studies and campaigns ranging from $2 million to $500 million. In addition, Susan is involved in the creation of multi-year revenue generation plans, fundraising program reviews and strategic plans for annual giving, major gift and direct response.
Committed to improving lives and creating better communities, Susan has donated her time to a variety of organizations including serving as a Board member and Treasurer of Healthpartners and as the current President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Toronto Chapter.
416 340-9710, ext. 1030 sstorey@kciphilanthropy.com
Rose Terzariol, CFRE
Vice President – Vancouver, BC
With over 25 years experience in the non-profit sector, Rose is a highly respected development professional with a track record of exceeding her clients’ expectations. As Vice President for the BC Region, Rose is responsible for delivering and/or overseeing KCI’s services including monthly counsel, studies and assessments, workshops and training, and research and analytics for projects ranging from $1 million to $100 million. Her work has covered all non-profit sectors, from arts and culture to social services, and she has significant experience in both the healthcare and post-secondary education fields.
Dedicated to the betterment of her community, Rose is a Certified Fundraising Executive and a past Board member with the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Vancouver Chapter. She is a sought after speaker at industry associated events and instructor for AFP and at BCIT. Rose is also currently involved as a volunteer advisor to Big Sisters of the Lower Mainland.
604 682-5470 rterzariol@kciphilanthropy.com
Joanne Villemaire
Senior Vice President – Ottawa, ON
As Senior Vice President, Joanne leads KCI’s Specialty Portfolio, which encompasses research and analytics, communications, program reviews and strategic planning, including the development of integrated revenue generation strategies. She also oversees both our talent and leadership development and our sponsorship development activities. Beyond her management role, Joanne provides strategic counsel to a number of national projects and manages special assignments.
Giving back to her community is of great importance to Joanne. She currently serves as Secretary of the Ottawa Community Foundation’s Board of Directors and is on the organization’s Executive and Governance committees.
613 742-0485 jvillemaire@kciphilanthropy.com
Karen Willson, CFRE
Senior Vice President – Toronto, ON
The hallmarks of a successful fundraiser are leadership, a carefully planned strategy and an innate understanding of one’s donors. Karen brings this mix of knowledge and skill to her role as Senior Vice President, providing strategic direction and project supervision to her clients. This high level of professionalism and expertise was evident in her supervision of the University of Waterloo’s $260 million capital campaign, which exceeded its goal by an astounding $353 million.
CHARITABLE INTERESTS: Karen is the past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Toronto Chapter, serves on the Board of Directors for Toronto Youth for Christ and is an Advisory Board member of the Sanfilippo Foundation.
CONTACT KAREN: 416 340-9710, ext. 1033 kwillson@kciphilanthropy.com
Celeste Bannon Waterman and Nicole Nakoneshny promoted to Senior Vice President, join KCI Executive team.
Marnie Spears, KCI President & CEO is delighted to announce that Celeste Bannon Waterman and Nicole Nakoneshny have been promoted to Senior Vice President, joining KCI’s sector-leading Executive Team.  Celeste founded KCI’s data analytics practice, and now leads all research & analytics work; Nicole, as Editor of Philanthropic Trends Quarterly, is a driving force behind KCI’s ‘thought leadership’, and also leads a wide range of engagements with clients across the country. Their promotion reflects KCI’s ongoing commitment to thought leadership and data-driven insights to support the philanthropic sector.

Celeste Bannon Waterman
Senior Vice President, Research & Analytics

Celeste joined KCI in 2010 and applied her research skills and her experience in philanthropy to establish KCI’s analytics practice – including data analytics, predictive modeling, targeted screening and environmental scans – which are now a core element of KCI’s overall continuum of services. In conjunction with KCI’s Executive Search team, she also led the launch of our unique compensation benchmarking services, which provide strategic insight and benchmarking for hospital foundations, universities, and many other sector clients.

Celeste is a recognized research and analytics authority in Canada with a deep commitment to her craft, exceptional at spotting the relevant ‘data’ issues for clients, and then simplifying, problem-solving and determining the right strategic course of action.

Nicole Nakoneshny
Senior Vice President, Assessments and Strategy Development; Editor, Philanthropic Trends Quarterly

Nicole joined KCI 13 years ago and quickly showed her exceptional capacity to generate insights that assist clients in understanding their situations and challenges and help them to determine the best way forward.  Her work continues to span a diverse array of client needs, including interim management, campaign management, strategic fundraising planning, visioning and organizational design with organizations across all non-profit sub-sectors. As Editor of Philanthropic Trends Quarterly, Nicole sets the editorial direction, conducts research, and serves as lead writer of KCI’s flagship quarterly publication, adding immensely to the ‘thought leadership’ that is at the core of our work with clients.

Nicole is a perceptive leader, progressive in her thinking and collaborative in her style. Her high level of intellectual curiosity about people and organizations and the conditions that lead to their success means she is always searching for ‘the next right answer’ to each client’s unique challenges.

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