You believe in social change.
But you work in a complex environment. There are lots of funders, but not enough funds. Growing need with fewer resources. New challenges that pop-up when the long-standing issues have not been addressed.
We get it.
You feel like you could be raising more, deepening relationships with donors and engaging even more people... But you don’t know where to start.
Start with us.
We give you the map to guide your fundraising for years to come. We take complex processes and break them down into achievable actions. We offer training and coaching and help you deliver fundraising programs that work for you and we will support you every step of the way.
systems & processes
We exceeded targets & won an award
Cathy and Anne are a dynamic duo. Their measured yet fun approach make working with them a delight, especially when tight deadlines and challenging circumstances called for cooler heads to prevail. Before I knew it, we had exceeded targets and even won an award through the Association of Fundraising Professionals for excellence in fundraising! Their highly collaborative and supportive style made the hard work of fundraising feel...if not easy, then at least fun and satisfying.
Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada
Strategic, action-oriented, award-winning and with a wealth of experience gleaned over three decades in the charitable sector, Cathy takes a hands-on approach to creating measurable and sustainable results for her clients. In 2015, Cathy was recognized by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for excellence in scholarship for her project on the role of philanthropy in collective impact.
A multi-award winning fundraiser, Cathy is most recently recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Toronto Chapter. During her tenure as Executive Director, Frontier College Foundation won the “Excellence in Fundraising for Small Shops Award,” from the International Association of Fundraising Professionals, representing 30,000+ fundraisers from 7 countries.
As Academic Coordinator of Ryerson University’s Fundraising Management Certificate program at the Chang School of Continuing Education (from 2008 to 2018) Cathy has influenced the profession and professionals in Toronto and across Canada. With 20 years of teaching College and University students, Cathy brings her teaching experience to every client and project she works on.
As an expert in database management, fundraising technology and digital giving, Anne is the brains behind the operational infrastructure and systems side of the business. She helps clients achieve optimum information flow, streamlined and simplified processes, and strong digital strategies that spike awareness and measurably increase donor giving at every level. Prior to working with Cathy, Anne supported a successful $1.2 million endowment campaign, provided bequest programming support balancing database, reconciliation with finance, board support and programming.
What's new with Cathy Mann & Associates
Recent Blog Posts
By: Cathy Mann
And we’re being asked to be extraordinary in response. For some it feels like the world is swirling out of control and we're seeing and hearing about the fear, concern and downright panic people are feeling.
By: Cathy Mann
In this video, I'll explain 5 tangible actions and things to keep in mind during this time including KYPU! (watch the video to see what that means.)
By: Cathy Mann
If you want to succeed at fundraising, you can't simply work hard at raising money. You need to create the right conditions within your organization - the enabling ecology - for fundraising to thrive.