CAGP & Miller Thomson Present: 2020 FRANK Talks

FRANK Talks sponsor: Miller Thomson

It’s not an understatement to say that the current global pandemic has impacted all of us and every facet of society. This is especially true of the charitable sector as it responds to community need and an increased demand for essential services, while also adapting programs to a virtual or socially-distanced context and facing its own uncertain future. While the sector has a vital role to play in our community health during the pandemic, so too will it be a critical component of society’s recovery and evolution to a “new normal”.

It’s time for candid and straightforward discussion about Canada’s charities and the role of philanthropy in supporting the sector’s adaptability and resilience so that its role as a critical component of our social fabric is sustainable and secure.

Each talk lasts approximately 7 minutes, and will leave you inspired and challenged! 

In our 2020 FRANK Talks, Let’s talk FRANKly about…

The Philanthropic Conversation

How do professional advisors dialogue with clients to enhance philanthropic interest and amplify a donors’ engagement and impact?

Serena Hak

The Donor Motivation Program

The Role of Government

As government recognizes the charitable sector as an important partner in building quality communities, what do charities need from government to manage through the pandemic and to be well situated as a contributor to recovery?

Owen Charters

Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada

DAFs & Endowments

What are the myths and myth-busters about invested funds, and how should we best balance the need for long-term, sustainable resources with charities’ immediate needs for funding to support programs and services?

Hilary Pearson

formerly with Philanthropic Foundations of Canada

The Arts as an Essential Service

With a sustainability model highly reliant on community participation and “liveness,” arts charities and the arts sector suffered the minute their doors closed to the public during the Covid crisis. In order to create vital opportunities for citizens to rebuild in a post-pandemic world, the presence of artists and arts organizations in our lives is more necessary now than ever. Let’s hear how the arts operate an “essential service” in rebuilding the health and wellness of our communities.

Rebecca Duclos

Concordia University

Wills & Estates

Planned giving often increases in times of economic crisis and the pandemic has resulted in an onslaught of will preparation. What can charities do now to tap into this longer term source of donor revenue?

Erin Bury

Green Legacies

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a short-term hiatus to some forms of environmental degradation. How can strategic charitable giving be put to work to address the vital issues of our times, and help create a greener and healthier future for generations to come??

Natasha van Bentum

Give Green Canada

Overhead & Reserve Funds

Fact:  charities with reserve funds have been better positioned to survive the pandemic crisis. Will this change the attitudes of funders and donors as to the need to support both programs and overhead?

James Temple

PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada


Buy The Summer School Bundle for a discounted price on ALL the Summer School sessions.

Cost for organizations (plus tax):
 Participate in this session with up to 10 of your team colleagues in the office or virtually.
 CAGP Member: $110
 Non-Member: $220


Aug 26 2020


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


$50 for members / $100 non-members

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